Kindergarten Happenings

March 13, 2015

We explored the world of Dr. Seuss!

Look at what we did!

  • In reading, we noticed the characteristics of Dr. Seuss books and how they rhyme with real and made up words. We also started our unit on How To books and started with How to Make Slime by . We learned the words "liquid", "mixture", "surface", and "solid". Ask us to use them in a sentence!
  • In math we finished our unit on teen numbers. We learned that you can talk about a teen number by saying that it is 10 and some more. Then we started our unit on decomposing numbers. We're starting to learn that a number can be made in several different ways. For example 4 is 4 and 0, 3 and 1, 2 and 2, 1 and 3, and 0 and 4.
  • In word work, we practiced hearing all the sounds in words and focused on the vowel sounds in the middle.
  • In writing, we finished our unit on All About Books and then started How To writings. We know that we have to be specific in our directions to help our reader really understand.
  • To end our unit on Commuity Helpers, we took a walking field trip to the Carrboro Post Office! We got to see how mail is sorted, meet the postmaster, and peek inside some mail trucks! The Carrboro Fire Department came to school to visit to show us their gear, the fire engine, and teach us a little more about fire safety!
  • In honor of Dr. Seuss' on Monday, we enjoyed some green eggs and ham! Some of us liked it. Several of us DID NOT! Then last Friday, we visited Ms. Gaston's room to read Bartholomew and the Ooblek and made ooblek, Ms. Dais' room to read Horton Hears a Who and make our own cities on clovers, and Ms. Leganza's room to read There's a Wocket in my Pocket and make our own creatures that hide!

Sight Words

Here are the sight words we are currently working on. Please review these words with your child. Writing sentences, flash cards, and pointing out the sight words around them or in Take Home Books are all great ways to practice the words. We have found that when your child is able to read the words with little hesitation, they are much more successful with reading the books at their level because they can then focus on decoding other unknown words in texts.

I, can, see, a, go, to, like, the, look, at, me, my, am, is, we, will, you, are, come, here, have, and, because, it, in, up, get, put, do, he, she, this, all, for, went

Saturday Makeup Day

On Saturday, March 21 we will have the makeup day for one of the snow days in February. A few things to note in preparation:

  • The school day will go from 7:50am -12:00pm.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served if your child needs one.
  • If you have a dismissal change that is different from a normal school day, please be sure to put a note in your child's blue folder.
  • What will the day consist of? Because we understand that prior commitments may take precedence over coming to school this day, we will be doing review activities for both math and reading as well as trying to meet with every single reading group. New information will not be taught.

If we see your child that day, GREAT! If not, have a wonderful weekend!

Kindergarten Themes

Here are what we are learning about in the coming weeks:

  • Plants
  • Weather

Upcoming Event and Reminders

  • FACULTY FOLLIES TONIGHT! Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 6:30.
  • Fri, Mar 20: Spring Picture Day
  • Sat, Mar 21 7:50am-12:00pm: Saturday Makeup Day
  • Fri, Mar 27: Makeup Day
  • March 30-April 3: Spring Break. Enjoy!
  • Sat, Apr 11 7:50am-12:00pm: Saturday Makeup Day
  • Sat, Apr 25: 5k for Fitness

Next Week, we will...

  • continue our unit on How To books in reading and writing
  • continue our unit on decomposing numbers.