Kindergarten News

Mrs. Pogue's Kindergarten

We Have Been Learning...

This is our learning for the week of Monday, May 14th - Friday, May 18th.
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Morning Meeting

We greeted each other with a butterfly greeting. We are really working on being attentive listeners while other friends are greeted. This week during share, we worked on talking about things that we did over the weekend or things we were looking forward to using a complete sentence.

We played four corners this week with new sight words. We worked on that, how, out, and are. Can I identify these words easily?

Overall, we just worked on being good friends to each other. The last couple of weeks, we have not always shown kindness during our time in the classroom and on the playground. We are working on finishing strong and being kind, compassionate, thoughtful (almost) first graders!

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Literacy Learning

We grew as readers and writers this week as we explored weather! We listened to non-fiction books related to different kinds of weather as well as talked about the types of weather we might see in different seasons.

We listened to Tornadoes and Storms, both non-fiction books and made a thinking map about tornadoes. As we have listened to stories, we have made lots of comparisons about tornadoes and hurricanes. What is the difference? Why do we not experience hurricanes in Oklahoma?

We listened to What Will The Weather Be Like?, Weather, and Rain and kept a weather journal about what the weather was like outside. We also graphed "Do You Like It When It Rains?" What did your little one say? What was their reason?

During our independent time, we worked on our independence in our writing folders. We are working on writing complete sentences and staying on topic when we write. We are also working on spelling sight words correctly and using our resources to be independent writers! We also worked on notes to Dr. Connery and Donor's Choose to thank them for some new books we received.

During our small group time, we worked with the word me, listened to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and wrote and illustrated our favorite part of the story. We also practiced writing lowercase letters y and j. Some of us played games to help us build our stamina with Mrs. Shewey.

Words To Know...

We are reviewing the words we have learned this year as well as talking about some words that have been in our poems that are harder such as: out, how, about, down, goes, comes, etc.

We have been playing four corners to help us practice! We are working on using all of these words appropriately in sentences as well as identifying and writing it. You can also work on your child's fluency by combining sight words to make sentences to read such as I can see a ________________ or I have a ____________________.

Words We Have Learned:

  • a
  • I
  • see
  • can
  • the
  • we
  • to
  • like
  • and
  • you
  • go
  • my
  • said
  • little
  • is
  • my
  • it
  • are
  • have
  • here
  • dog
  • went
  • what
  • he
  • she
  • but
  • up

Math Matters!

During math this week, we worked with non-consecutive numbers. We talked about sequence and ordered numbers in sequence when numbers were not consecutive. We also worked with "function machines" . We have done some work with this throughout the year when we look at "rules" for how things were sorted. Function machines will be visible in first grade often, where children have to find missing numbers based on the number in or the number out based on whether the rule is ( + or -). We also learned how to play Addition Top-It! We had to figure out the sum of the two cards. We talked about what the sum is (total) and how to use a resource (number grid) if we could not figure it out without help.

During our small group time, we worked on filling in the missing numbers on a number grids, played Addition Top-It and other math games.

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Ask Me About...

  • My favorite book we read this week. Can your child identify the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book?
  • Make a connection in a story you read - can they tell you about something the character did or had happen to them and how it made them think of something that they have done or has happened to them?
  • Can they use their schema (what they know) to make a prediction when you are reading a story at home? What can your child infer when they look at pictures of the book?
  • Skip count by 5's or 10's to 100! Use nickels or dimes to practice.
  • Skip count by 2's to 20.
  • Give your child a number. Is it even or odd? We are working on understanding the difference.
  • Count backwards from 20 to 0.
  • Sort loose coins - can I identify the different coins? What's their value?
  • Sort items by length - either from longest to shortest or vice versa.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 21: Pancakes and Pajamas

Tuesday, May 22: Lettuce “Taco” About A Great Year

Wednesday, May 23: One Smart Cookie!

Thursday, May 24: Thunder Thursday

Friday, May 25: Oh! The Places You’ll Go! - Kindergarten Recognition

8 a.m. at Good Morning Monroe in the Gym

Tuesday, May 29: Arr Matey! Treasure Hunt Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 30: Popsicles in the Park

Thursday, May 31: Last Day! Hooray!