Kinder's Weekly Words

May 16th, 2016

Hello Kindergarten Parents!

Here is a brief overview of what your children have been learning over the past couple of weeks!

Theme

How We Organize Ourselves

Values

Collaboration

Courage

Persistance

Language Arts

Creatures!

Recently, Kindergarten students have been reading and writing about many different creatures. We studied different types of insects, including beetles and bees. Kindergarteners can tell you that a spider is in fact not an insect, because for a creature to be an insect, it has to have six legs! Students enjoyed comparing what they know about elephants from last week's unit to what they have learned about bees in this unit after reading another folktale from Thailand called "The Elephants and the Bees". In connection to our investigation of bugs and insects, students enjoyed playing a new favorite sight-word review game called "Spider". In the game, students pick a card from the top of the deck in the center. Kindergarteners read the word on the card. If they read it correctly, they get to keep the card. However, if they pick up a card with a picture of a spider on it, everyone shouts "SPIDER" and students put their cards back in the deck! It has made our daily 5 word work very exciting!

Standards

RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.


RF.K.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words


W.K.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question

Science

Investigating Insects

Kindergarten students have connected what they have read about insects into their scientific discovery. Already being experts on the life cycles of plants and frogs, Kindergarteners were able to use their prior knowledge to investigate the life cycles of various insects. We learned new vocabulary words such as larva, pupa, and chrysalis.

Standards

K.L.1.1 Compare different types of the same animal (i.e. different types of dogs, different types of cats, etc.) to determine individual differences within a particular type of animal.


K.L.1.2 Compare characteristics of living and nonliving things in terms of their:

  • Structure
  • Growth
  • Changes
  • Movement
  • Basic Needs

Last PTC Meeting of the Year

Tuesday, May 17th, 8am

23581 Madero

Mission Viejo, CA

Puma Assembly- Cheer for May through July Birthdays!

Monday, May 23rd, 8am

23581 Madero

Mission Viejo, CA

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Thursday, May 26th, 8-9am

23581 Madero

Mission Viejo, CA

Best,

Ms. Levine

Ms. Webb

Ms. Yasmine