The Kindergarten Times
Ms. Liddell's Class Newsletter
Flexible Seating Benefits
Week at a Glance
During our morning meeting this week, we are reviewing how to give each other a firm handshake with our right hands. During share on Monday, we shared what we did over spring break. This week, I've been very impressed with the respect that all of the students are showing each other during our share time by listening and refraining from talking. They have come such a long way since the beginning of the year! We also continued to play Four Corners as we practice our sight words that we have been struggling with. This game is a big hit with all of us!
During our literacy time this week, we have been learning about folktales and fairytales. We read Hansel and Gretel and created a story element map. We also read another version of the story called Hensel and Gretel. After reading, we compared the two stories, and talked about similarities and differences as we created a venn diagram as a class. We also read the Three Little Pigs and The True Story of The Three Little Pigs and compared the two versions of the story. We created a class book about which side of the story we believed, and also made a class graph. After reading Cinderella, we created our own castles using oil pastels and bleeding tissue paper. While doing this, we discussed shapes that we notice in castles and what colors are created when two colors are mixed.
In math this week, we continued to work on addition and subtraction. We used counting bears and ten frames to practice number stories with adding and subtracting amounts and finding the sum or difference. We also used dominoes to practice writing addition number sentences as we worked in groups. We used calculators to practice skip counting by 1's and 10's.
In our math stations, we completed teen number sorts for 11 and 13, practiced counting on, filled in missing numbers on a number grid, play disappearing train, and used geoboards to practice creating shapes.
We worked on our sight word up this week. You can practice these at home! You can also work on your child's fluency by combining sight words to make sentences to read such as I can see a ________________.
Words We Have Learned:
Ask Me About...
- My favorite book we read this week. Can your child identify the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book?
- Make a connection in a story you read - can they tell you about something the character did or had happen to them and how it made them think of something that they have done or has happened to them?
- Can they use their schema (what they know) to make a prediction when you are reading a story at home? What can your child infer when they look at pictures of the book?
- Skip count by 5's or 10's to 100! Use nickels or dimes to practice.
- Skip count by 2's to 20.
- Give your child a number. Is it even or odd? We are working on understanding the difference.
- Count backwards from 20 to 0.
- Sort loose coins - can I identify the different coins? What's their value?
- Play Top-It! As you play, talk about the numbers and practice good sportmanship! Use math words such as greater than, less than, equal, how many more, how many less, etc.
- What does (+) mean? What are some other words for addition?
- What does (-) mean? What are some other words for subtraction?
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, April 24th - Monroe's Arts Festival
Wednesday, April 25th - Field Trip to Science Museum
Student Led Conferences
Thursday, March 15th, 5-7:45pm
1601 McGee Drive
Kindergarten Field Trip - Oklahoma Science Museum
Wednesday, April 25th, 9am
2020 Remington Place
Oklahoma City, OK
Mark your calendars! More information to come as the date gets closer about cost, chaperones, etc.