Mrs. Grant's Kindergarten

May 6 - 10

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you again for a very heartfelt week. The students were so nice and all of the thoughtful gifts were so appreciated. Here is the bouquet from Friday - beautiful!

I took a picture of the crew for Miss Stewart so I thought I would share!

Parents, Punch, and Poetry

What to expect....

Around 9:40, the students will be reciting three poems for the audience. They will be in our room but we will have extra chairs set up. No need to have the students dressed up for this occasion. After the poems, the students will have their work set up for you to see. They will be responsible for walking you through each piece.


Young Authors book, Illustrations Unit of Study books, Kindergarten workbook, poetry notebook, book box, and some other items. Once finished, they may take you on a tour of our classroom. There will also be some lemonade and cookies for you to munch on while chatting.


This week we learned about compound words! They had a great time spotting them in our message, thinking of their own, and finding them in their own books.

Readers Workshop

We finished off our Fairy Tale and Fable unit of study and we had a great time seeing everyone's outfits on Friday! We had puss in boots, the big bad wolf, little red riding hood, and some very cute princesses.

K.RL.5 Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems)

K.RL.2 With prompting and support, retell famliar stories, including key details

K.RL.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

K.RL.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Writers Workshop

You will see our illustration books at Parents, Punch, and Poetry and we will be starting our big unit of study on small moments next week. This will take them until the end of the year.

Math Workshop

Thank you for all of your support volunteering during math time this week! It has been so nice to really focus on the kids in my small group.

We have gone through all of the math common core standards for Kindergarten - woohoo! I think it has been a great math year and I'm hoping to take the next three weeks and attempt a review unit called 'getting my math toolbox ready for first grade'. We will be focusing on tricks to be a good math student as well as reviewing math vocabulary, revisiting the common core mathematical practices, and math writing.


We started our plant unit this week by discussing plant parts, learning the difference between trees and shrubs (did you like the home connection?) and what plants need in order to grow. We observed plants in the front of the school, planted some lima beans and grass (all kid driven so fingers crossed they grow) and will continue on with this unit into next week.

K.3.3 Describe and compare living plants in terms of growth, parts, shape, size, color, and texture.

Some great water cycle notes from last week

Observing our school's landscaping

What to know about this week

Library - please make sure to return library books as soon as you can. The book they have will be their last book of the year.

Tuesday - music assembly

Thursday - Parents, Punch, and Poetry at 9:30 in room 3

Words - compound words

Readers Workshop - writing about the books (Mrs. Grant assessing for reading levels)

Science - Plants

Writing - small moments

Math - first grade toolbox

such a life..