Mrs. Grant's Kindergarten

February 25 - March 1

Animal projects

Wow!! I was amazed with all of the creativity and student driven projects. Each project was so different and the student LOVED listening to the animal facts. I hope the projects made it home safely on Thursday. Thank you again for all of your support with this- we learned so much!

Field Trip

Despite the rain, our field trip to Clowes Hall was a success. The students really enjoyed the singing and dancing in addition to comparing it to the real book. Thank you to our chaperones who took time out of their day to hang out with us!

Writers Workshop

Your child's non-fiction book came home on Friday! I hope you were able to enjoy them with your family. We will be starting to write our Young Authors book next week. This is a PTO sponsored program where they provide us REAL books (an 8 page board book in our case) that we get to make and publish! We will be working on revising and editing as a way to be a good writer.

Baby pictures and Science

We are all SO CUTE! Thank you for sending in their life cycle pictures. We have gotten many compliments on how adorable we all are and plan to do some writing on Monday about our own life cycle. We will officially start habitats next week and our animal science test will come home on Monday.

Reading Workshop

We continued to work on character this week. The students discussed traits of Goldilocks, both inside and outside with their reading partner and the class. We will work on setting next week.


We also displayed our opinion of the Golidlocks stories by making a glyph. To make a glyph, you first have to answer questions about the story. From there, you add certain pieces to your project that shows your answer. Check out our projects below! So cute!


K.RL.2 retell familiar stories, including key details

K.RL.3 identify characters, settings, and major events in a story

K.RL.5 recognize common types of texts

K.RL.9 compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories



Phonics

During the last couple of weeks we have been working on double vowels. The fun saying goes like this, 'If two vowels go a walking, the first one does the talking and says its name'. Check out to see if your child is understanding this concept! Here are some words to reference from.....

meat, pie, trait, blue, bow, day

Subtraction

We started our work on subtraction, mainly learning about math words such as take away and are left. The students also practiced real life subtraction stories using a five frames mat and their fingers. We will continue our subtraction work next week.

Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understanding subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
K.OA.1 - represent using objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations

K.OA.2 - solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10

What to know about this week

Library - Monday

Miss Root's last day- Tuesday

Phonics - word endings - s, es, ed, ing, ies

Readers Workshop - setting and its importance to the story

Science - habitats

Writing - revising and editing

Math - subtraction and subtraction stories

Miss Root

Miss Root's last day is Tuesday, March 5th. I have some special things planned for her (thank you Pinterest), but I just wanted to let you know. She is an amazing teacher, always professional, and has added so much to our classroom. I know the students are going to miss her as much as I will!