Miss Grant's Kindergarten

February 4th- February 8th

Valentine's Day Reminder

We are exchanging valentines on Thursday.  Please feel free to have your child bring valentines for every student.  Remember that we are not allowed to bring in candy or food. A list with every student's name was sent home with the students on Friday! Have fun making and selecting valentines.

Running Low on Supplies

We are in need of dry erase markers and clorox wipes. If you're willing to donate either of these items we would be very grateful! Thanks!

Groundhog Day

This week we had a chance to discuss groundhog day and the tradition behind this holiday. This topic ties nicely into our writing workshop this week because each student has picked an animal to explore and write about. We enjoyed learning about the holiday and about the body coverings, diet, and size of groundhogs.

K.RL210 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
K.RL.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details
K.RL.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story
K.3.2. Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body coverings, size, weight, color, and the way they move.
RI.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

Real World Math: Addition Story Problems

We have been learning about story problems during our math workshop. The students were each given story mats and came up with their own math problems to go along with the picture. Each math story problem and picture is displayed on our bulletin board outside of the classroom!

K.OA.A.1 Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
K.OA.A.2 Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

Reader's Workshop: Partner Reading

This week we have introduced partner reading to the students. Students are paired up with one of the other friends in the class and are practicing how to read together. It has been great watching them read and share their reading experience.

K.RL210 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
K.RF.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

Coming up for next week

Star Words - Away, Zero
Phonics - Words with blends (bl-ock, pl-ant, br-ing)
Reading - Sequence
Writing - Non-fiction animal books
Math - Addition
Science - Living/non living and animals

Miss Root

I have been studying elementary and special education at Indiana University for the past four years. I will be helping out in your child's classroom until March 6th! I love working with each of the kindergarteners and have loved my first four weeks here at Brooks School Elementary. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.