Mrs. Gibson's Geckos

OCT 14, 2016

Welcome to our Newsletter!

It has been another wonderful week in our Kinder Classroom! Thanks for all you do!

Smiles,

Ms. Gibson

Daily Schedule

OUR DAY...

7:15-7:45 Morning Work

7:45-8:00 Announcements, Morning Meeting, Calendar

8:00-8:30 Whole Group Shared Story Time

8:30-9:00 WRITING

9:00-10:15 Literacy Block (Guided Reading & Writing) & Movement Break

10:15-10:40 Recess

10:40-11:30 MATH

11:33-11:58 Lunch

11:58-12:35 Math Stations/Writing

12:35-1:25 Specials

1:25-2:20 Theme

2:20-2:35 Afternoon Meeting & Read Aloud

2:35 Dismissal

Specials Schedule


OCT 17-21
Monday - Wellness
Tuesday - Art
Wednesday - Library (BOOK FAIR SHOPPING DAY! BRING MONEY IN A BAGGIE)
THURSDAY - Music
FRIDAY - STEM

OCT 24-28

Monday - Wellness
Tuesday - Art
Wednesday - Library
THURSDAY - Music
FRIDAY - STEM

OCT 31-NOV 4

Monday - Wellness
Tuesday - Art
Wednesday - Library
THURSDAY - Music
FRIDAY - STEM

Literacy Topic: KB Opinion Writing and Retelling


Writing

I can…

* identify the difference between a fact and an opinion.

* explain my opinion about a book (or topic).

* name the book I am writing my opinion about.

* write my opinion about the book.

* explain what details are (define details within writing).

* add details to my writing about my opinion with help from my teacher and classmates.


Reading

I can…

* identify the front cover and back cover of a book.

* identify the title page of a book.

* answer questions about key details in a text.

* ask questions about key details in a text.

* ask and answer questions about words I do not know in a text. (ongoing)

* explain how to retell a story (define retelling).

* retell stories using key details.

* identify the author of a story.

* describe the role of the author.

* identify the illustrator of a story.

* describe the role of the illustrator.


Speaking and Listening

I can…

* identify important rules to follow during a discussion.

* follow the agreed-upon rules for discussions.

* add on to a conversation by responding to the comment of a classmate or teacher.


Language

I can…

* use sounds to spell simple words.

* sort common objects into categories.

* connect words to my life.

* recognize and name end punctuation.

* understand question words.

* use question words to ask questions about key details in a text.

* produce and expand complete sentences orally in shared language activities.

Math Topic: 2D SHAPES - NUMBERS TO 5 Continues

I can…

* describe objects in the environment using names of 2D shapes.

* name 2D shapes.

*regardless of orientation or overall size (square, circle, rectangle, triangle, hexagon).

* compare the length of two objects. (taller, shorter, longer)

* compare the weight of two objects. (heavier, lighter)

* sort objects into categories. (size, shape, color)

Numbers to 5 I CAN Statements...

I can…

  • count to 10. (forward/backward)
  • count forward or backward from a given number within 5.
  • name the number before and after a given number within 5.
  • identify numbers 0-5.
  • write numbers to 0-5.
  • write a number to match a group of objects up to 5.
  • put numbers in order. (sequence 0-5)
  • count objects to 5. (one-to-one correspondence)
  • match a number to a group of items up to 5.
  • identify how many items are in a group up to 5. (various arrangements – to show cardinality)
  • tell that the next number is one more or one larger within the numbers to 5.
  • tell that the number before is one less or one fewer within the numbers to 5.
  • tell how many objects there are within 0-5. (line, circle, scatter, 5 frame, domino pattern)
  • count out objects to show numbers 0-5.

THEME: SCIENCE: WEATHER (YEAR-LONG)

Patterns in the natural world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence. (K-ESS2-1)

Cause and Effect - Events have causes that generate observable patterns. (K-PS3-1), (K-PS3-2), (K-ESS3-2)


Where can we find patterns?

How does weather change from day to day?

Why is it important to forecast the weather?

THEME: SCIENCE - FORCES

I can…

* ask and answer questions about pushes and pulls.

* observe and record changes caused by pushing and pulling. [Teacher Note: Examples of pushes or pulls could include a string attached to an object being pulled, a person pushing an object, a person stopping a rolling ball, and two objects colliding and pushing on each other. Pushing or pulling on an object can change the speed or direction of motion, or cause an object to start or stop moving.]

* work together to plan an investigation about the effect of changing the direction of a push or pull on the motion of an object. [Teacher Note: The investigation should look at the relationship between the direction of the force and the resulting motion.]

* record data from the investigation, and discuss how the motion changed.

* work together to plan an investigation about the effect of changing the strength of the push or pull on the motion of an object. [Teacher Note: Investigations conducted should include the direction of a push or pull and the strength of a push or pull, but not both at the same time.]

* record data from the investigation, and discuss changes in motion from a bigger push or pull force.

Mark Your Calendars

10/19 CME Book Fair (set up in the library)
Our shopping day is on Wednesday 10/19 even though this is a week-long event. Please send some $ for shopping on Wed morning. We will help them shop during our specials time. Thanks!

10/21 SOUTHLAND PARK - FIELD TRIP

Please sign the permission slip on Monday. It will be in your child's planner.

Thanks!


Please continue to send in CAN food :) See the HEADS UP for more info. Thanks!


*Fire Station TBD