Go Green, Kinders!

Kindergarten Parents,

The kinders continued on being environment friendly kids. They are building a big recycling can out of plastic bottles, decorating paper rolls to make pencil holders, and are using empty egg carton for their plants.

What We've Learned This Week

Language Arts

1.Phonics

• We reviewed short and long vowels

• The students listened to a “Ladybugs” passage.
• They read the passage as a group and individually
• They circled the words they don’t understand

3.Vocabulary

• The students inferred the following words’ meaning from the passage: omnivore, aphid, pest, crops, and protection.
• They defined the word “ omnivore” in their vocabulary notebook.

4. Writing

• The students wrote detailed sentences about what they learned from the recycling project.
• They used a graphic organizer to write about the main idea and details of stories read in class.

Math

1.Word Problems

• The students worked together to complete math word problems
• They drew and wrote the equation for each problem

2.Fractions

• We reviewed what a "numerator" and "denominator" is.
• The students practiced writing fractions after listening to the name of the fraction (e.g. four fifths, three sixths...etc)

Science

• We reviewed insects names and body parts.
• After reading the "Ladybugs" passage, we discussed the importance of ladybugs to gardeners and farmers, their diet, and their life cycle.

2.Recycling Project

• The students recycled paper.
• We reusing plastic bottles to build a trash can
• The students painted and decorated paper rolls to make pencil holders.

Wellness

Writing & Handwriting Skills

They practiced writing their spelling words in their journal using 3 activities from the spelling activity sheet (organizing words alphabetically)

Decorating Paper Rolls

Language Arts

• What does “omnivore” mean?
• What sounds do the following vowels make and give examples of words with these vowels: short a, long a, short e, long e, short i, long i, short o, long o, short u, long u?
• How can you write words with long e, a, i, o, or u [e.g. CVCe (here) or CVVC(seat)]?

Math

• What part of the fraction is the "numerator" and what part is the "denominator"?
• What key words in math word problems that showsif the problem is an addition or a subtraction problem?

Science

• Why are ladybugs important to farmers and gardeners?
• How can paper be recycled?
• Name some ideas to reuse plastic bottles, paper rolls, styrofoam, and glass.