Mrs. Hessert's Kindergarten Crew
News from Room 304
A Peek at our Week
Run, Run, As Fast as You Can...!
On Thursday we introduced a checklist to help us make sure that we have added all of the key parts to our writing. When writing true stories we:
1. think about something that has happened to us
2. practice telling the story in a storyteller voice.
3. tell the important parts of the story including who, where, and what
4. listen for the sounds we hear and write the letters that make those sounds
5. add finger spaces to our writing
Science: Sinking Wood Experiment
It was great seeing our young scientists test out different methods. Some people tried to rest the paperclips on their wood, but quickly found that they didn't stick unless you used the rubber bands! Other students made chains out of the paperclips and tried to sink their wood by connecting their chain to the rubber band on the wood. We learned a great lesson about perseverance and not giving up, even if our first attempt doesn't work!
Quiet Time Read Aloud
With this in mind, I will be encouraging students to take home all quiet time materials (mats, blankets, etc) this week.
Allied Arts for Week of December 15-19
Monday - Computers --> Coding Practice!
Tuesday - Mrs. Potter
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - Music/Library
Friday - Library/Music
The Coder Express!
Please check your emails for more information regarding our upcoming event the Coder Express. Pond Cove students have been learning how to do basic computer coding in our computer classes (yes, even Kindergarten students can code!) and we will celebrate this work with a culminating event on Tuesday December 16.
Please be sure that on days that our class has library that your child is bringing his/her library book back to school. If you would prefer to have your child keep his/her library book at school for safe-keeping, please let me know and I will have students in our class keep their books in their classroom book baskets for independent reading time.