Mrs. Grant's Kindergarten

April 29 - May 3

Fairy tale and Fable dress up day!

This Friday we are going to have fairy tale and fable dress up day! PLEASE keep it simple, yet think about a character from a fairy tale or fable that your child could dress up as. Wearing a brown shirt and saying you are a wolf is fine with me or wearing a crown and saying you are a princess works, too! Just make sure they know what character they are so they can share with the class. We will not be parading through the school or anything so please keep it as simple for you as possible.

Some fables we have read are Henny Penny, Chicken Little, and The Lion and the Mouse. Some fairy tales we will read will be Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Three Little Pigs, etc.

Welcome Miss Stewart

MIss Stewart has really enjoyed her week in our classroom. She got to be a part of launching our recycling commercial, read many math and fable books to the class, and helped with some groups. She will be here again this week!

Classroom Incentive

I'm digging deeper into my bag of behavior tricks this week and will start implementing earning stars as a whole class. If we have a good morning or a good afternoon, we will earn a star. If the class gets to ten stars, we will have a PJ day!! I will explain to them tomorrow and hope it sticks so we can have a good rest of the year.

Parents, Punch, and Poetry

May 16th from 9:30-10:15. If possible, we would love to have at least one parent come to school on this day b/c we will be sharing poems, giving classroom tours, and showing off work. Please look for a formal invitation and snack permission slip coming home soon. If you have any questions, please let me know.


This week we talked about blends at the ends of words. We wrote sentences with with blend words, spotted words in Mrs. Grant's sentences, and wrote them on a post it note when we found one in our books.

Readers Workshop

We have started to learn about fables this week and discussed the lesson in each story. We talked also about the authors purpose for writing the story along with pointing out the problem/solution in the story. We will continue this into next week. :) If you have any fairy tales that we could borrow, bring them on in!!

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

We started our mini illustrations unit of study this week! It is preparing us to start our big unit of study, Small Moments. We talked about trying to visually represent objects such as people, animals, and backgrounds of a story. They also enjoyed practicing drawing many objects using a step by step guide. It's been fun!

Math Workshop

This week we learned about the math concepts digits and place value. We used the picture analogy of a house with only one digit inside each room of the house. The common core standard only reaches to 19, yet some math groups were able to work with higher two digit numbers and even three digit numbers! We used our base ten blocks as a tool to learn about place value. We will continue place value into next week even though a test came home on Friday. They did an awesome job but I have some more games for us to practice this skill!

Tens Go Fish

pull out the Jack, Queens, and Kings (make the Ace worth 1)

play the same rules as Go Fish but you have to match combos of ten. Enjoy!

K.NBT.1 Compose and decompose numbers from 11-19 into ten ones and some further ones.


Well we are getting some recognition! The assistant superintendent of HSE has emailed me about our video and would love to start a recycling program at Central Office. We are reaching out to people, how cool! We should be so proud of our kids because this project was truly their idea. :)

During our Earth's resources unit, we enjoyed getting outside and collecting rocks from around our school. Then we brought them into our classroom and wrote three rock observations. Our unit focused on conservation and making sure we know to be smart with our Earth's resources and not waste.

K.3.7 Recommend ways that people can improve their environment at home, in school, and in the neighborhood.

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

What to know about this week

Library - Thursday

Star Words - ALL DONE

Words - review

Readers Workshop - Fairy Tales

Science - Plants

Writing - Illustrations and invitations

Math - place value