Mrs. Trout's Weekly News
What a "lucky " week we had in Kindergarten!
We had a busy but wonderful week in Kindergarten! The Students started the week singing the blues with Mrs. Moser in music class. Next we worked very hard in S.T.E.M. learning about technology, we also made leprechaun traps and tried to catch that tricky Leprechaun! But, much to our disappointment, once again he escaped our classroom without being trapped ! We also had a wonderful time at our dance!
Singing the Blues
Here is what else we learned this week:
Language Arts: We reviewed our sight words. We read the concept book What makes you happy? We discussed what makes us happy. Students completed a graphic organizer about different things that make them happy. They wrote and illustrated their answers. We read the big book The lion and the mouse. We focused on the main idea of the story. We learned the amazing words: jungle, nibbling, trembling, beast, snarled, and entangled. Students learned the meaning of these words and wrote what each word means. Students completed a main idea web about the lion and mouse using the amazing words. Students worked in differentiated reading groups and answered higher level comprehension questions about their book. We discussed main idea of the story . Students completed writings based on their book.
Word Study: Students received differentiated lists based on their ability. Students had to to read, write and spell the words correctly.
Math: Students learned about classification. Students learned how to sort items into different groups based on size, shape, object, etc.. Students learned the math terms: alike, different, shape, size, sort. Students focused on position words such as: above, behind, below, beside, in front of, next to. Students worked in math centers completing critical thinking activities using these skills.
Social Studies/ Science : We continued our STEM unit this week. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students explored different forms of technology and wrote and discussed how they solve a problem. Students explored sails and how they catch wind.
Reminders and upcoming events:
- Spring Break begins 3-24 through 3-28
- School back in session on 3-29
- April 6 - Wear purple for Citizenship day