# Ms. Mustafa's Kinders

## Greetings Kinder Parents,

The kinders had a fun-filled Friday. I know they have been really excited to dress casually today. They enjoyed their first PTO pizza this year. They also had a blast collaborating with the other kindergarten classes to cut and past various pictures that are related to the five senses project.

## What We've Learned This Week

Language Arts

1.Letter D & T

• Phonics: We focused on sounding the letters D & T through repetition and showing pictures of words that begin with the letters D & T.

2. Dictionary Words

• They colored, cut, and pasted pictures of words with initial D & T. Then they organized them alphabetically on their dictionary notebooks.

3. Writing

• The students wrote complete sentences about apples using their phonetic transcription, appropriate spacing, and capitalization.

4.Punctuation Marks

• The question mark and other punctuation marks as well as their use were introduced to the students.

Math

1. Numbers 11-15

• They wrote numbers 11-15 as well as the numerals on their math journal
• They composed numbers 11-15 using manipuatives.

2. Ordinal Numbers

• They identified their class ordinal number and wrote a sentence about it (e.g. I am the 3rd person in class, I am the 7th person in class)

3. Patterning

• They used manipulatives to create an AB, ABB, AAB, ABC, and ABA pattern
• They used the ruler to draw horizontal and vertical lines. Then they colored the squares in patterns.

Social Studies

American Flag

• The students listened to Flags: and Other US Symbols by Lauren Diemer and recalled information about the American flag from the book
• They made American Flags on the playground’s sidewalk using chalks.

Science

Five Senses

We reviewed the five senses. They listened to My Five Sense by Margret Miller and recalled the items sensed by the five senses.

Wellness

Fine Motor Skills

They Practiced writing uppercase and lowercase D & T on their writing journals.

Language Arts

· What does the letter D make?

· What does the letter T make?

· Name some of the words that begin with the letter D or T.

Which word comes first alphabetically: Dinosaur or Door? Tiger or turtle?

Math

What two numbers make number 11, 12,13?

Social Studies

How many stripes are in the American flag? Why?

How many stars are on the American flag? Why?

Science