Mrs. Pogue's Kindergarten
Time and Date Changes to School Schedule and Calendar
I am sure by now you have received the communication from the district about the time change and the days added on after memorial day.
30 additional minutes were added on to the school days beginning next Monday, April 23rd. School will start at 7:40 a.m. Classroom doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Our school day will end at 3:10 p.m. If your child is a car rider, they will need to be picked up from the North lot by 3:20 p.m.
Additional days were added after Memorial Day so therefore, we will have school on Tuesday, May 29th, Wednesday, May 30th, and last day of school will be Thursday, May 31st. We will celebrate our last day on Thursday, May 31st.
Please let me know if you have any questions as we move forward. More information will come home in the coming weeks about how our days will reflect these changes as well as the calendar changes. Please let me know if you have any questions as we move forward. Thanks for your help as we all make these adjustments.
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Growing as Readers and Writers
We have enjoyed getting back in our routine this week as we worked at listening center and writing to grow as readers and writers.
We grew as readers and writers this week as we explored various versions of a classic folk tale, The Little Red Hen. We are really working on identifying story elements such as characters, setting, and problems/solutions as well as making connections to our self and other books we have read!
We listened to Henny Penny, Gator Gumbo, Little, Cook a Doodle Doo, and other various versions of the tale. We also listened to non-fiction books about the life cycle of chickens.
During our writing time, we worked on labeling the Life Cycle of a Chicken using interactive writing. We also began working on writing things we know about chickens or the life cycle for a Venn Diagram. We continued some of this work during our small groups with Mrs. Pogue.
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!
During our small group time, we worked with the word they, listened to Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and worked on identifying the problem in the story. We also practiced writing lowercase letters g and u. Some of us played games to help us build our stamina with Mrs. Shewey and Ms. Bartlett.
We measured, poured, and mixed to make bread.
We are about a week into our 3 week adventure of waiting for the chicks to hatch. Fingers crossed!
We measured, poured, and mixed to make bread.
Words To Know...
This week, we worked on the word they. We reviewed our words. 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:
During our small group time, we worked on sorting number representations for 14 and 16, writing missing numbers on a number grid (we are really working on our tracking and number placement), played math games such as Top-It and Train Games,
In Other News...
On Friday, we used a recipe to make shortcakes just like the animals did in Cook a Doodle Doo, to enjoy with strawberries and whipped cream on Friday for snack. We also graphed whether or not we would help the Little Red Hen.
We got to plant sunflower seeds this week. We will document our plants growth in the coming weeks and compare the life cycle of a sunflower to the life cycle of the chicks!
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.
Monroe's Art Festival
Tuesday, April 24th, 5:30-7:30pm
1601 McGee Drive
Tuesday, April 17th - Friday, April 27th - Oklahoma State Testing Window
(While this does not directly affect us, it is important that we move from place to place with respect for others that might be testing)
Tuesday, April 24th - Monroe's Arts Festival
Wednesday, April 25th - Field Trip to Science Museum
Friday, April 27th - School Wide Pajama Day
Friday, May 4 - Hat Day for $1 Donation to Monroe Fundraisers
Friday, May 4 - Super Kid's Day