Mrs. Burns' Kindergarten
Our 3rd Week in Kindergarten...
Anyhow, we had a wonderful 3rd week in Kindergarten. We are reviewing our letters and letter sounds, and learning some new words ("I" and "like"). We are continuing to work on being "first time listeners" when our teachers or classmates are speaking.
We have also jumped right into our literacy centers. These centers take place each morning during our literacy time. Literacy centers give the children a chance to practice and reinforce the skills they have learned during whole-group and small-group instruction. We have five centers: Word Work, Phonemic Awareness, Reading, Writing, and Alphabet. In each center there is a "must-do" activity and then there are "Can-do" activities for when they are finished. As the year goes on, this will also be the time the students are pulled in small group (by the teacher and assistant) for "Guided Reading" instruction. The centers this week were a lot of fun and everyone worked hard staying on task.