Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class
Take a look at what we have been doing for the week of Apr. 4-8
This week we continued our study of word families.This week we met the –ap family like in MAP. We also met the –at family like in CAT. When we meet these new families, we figure out what words fit in those families. We go through all the letter sounds and decided which words are real words and which ones are “Dr. Seuss words” (made up). We made little flip books, read charts with the words, make lists, and read many words in that family. Remember- as you see the charts coming home, please take time to have your child practice reading them to you. Some might be easier than others. Don’t hesitate to have them read it to you 2 or 3 times to work on their fluency...the “flow” of their reading. We are working on not reading like robots but learning to read like readers.
Letters and the Sounds We have studied
Sight Words We have practiced-PLEASE PRACTICE AT HOME!!!
Quarter 2 Words: are, as, like, by, he, she, will, go, all, it, of, to, up, do, at, look, had, was, so, have, for
Quarter 3: not, but, be, what, her, did
Parts of a Plants and their jobs
The most fun was had through hands on learning! On Monday, we dissected lima bean seeds. We had no clue what we would find inside, but made some pretty good predictions. Have you ever looked inside of a seed? We also, pulled up roots, split open stems, touched and smelled leaves in our Schumacher garden, and didn't forget to stop and smell the flowers. :)
We also were super excited to see the seeds grow that we planted during our field trip. We are checking them each day and recording their growth. Some of us are growing bean plants (a dicot), and some of us are growing corn (a monocot). See if they can tell you the different between a dicot and a monocot and what type of plant they are growing.
Observing our Plant Growth
Fun Flexible Friday
- built shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks
- finished our pebble go-study flowers
- made and labeled parts of a flower
- yellow yarn for roots
- green paper for leaves and stem
- cupcake liner for flower
- seeds for the inside of the flowerinside
- played shape bump with a friend
- sorted words into our word family houses
- and had a spelling test
Check out some of our fun below.
Some of our Flexible Friday Fun!
We got to say the pledge of allegiance and sing the schumacher school song on the announcements again!
Mr. Gabriel couldn't figure out why we were smiling so big!
Specials Schedule for:
Mrs. Amy Birkland
Lunch Time 11:51-12:16