Kindergarten News

Week of December 14-18

What A Fun Week!

Monday-In math, we created our own Santas by rolling dice. Students had to recognize the dice patterns to draw their own Santa. In reading, we illustrated and read a story about five reindeers. Students are doing a great job of pointing to words and recognizing sight words. In literacy, we also solved a secret Christmas puzzle. Students also used the Keva Planks to build Christmas trees. What fun!

Tuesday-We started assessing for the end of the second nine weeks. Today, we assessed sight words (PAWS) and letter production. At this point in the year, we strive for all of the students to write all of the letters. During book buddies, we read and gave them the holiday cards we created. The fifth graders loved it! In guidance, Mrs. Joyner had students create holiday ornaments for residents of the Meadows. What a wonderful activity for our community members! During laptop time, we reviewed the exciting things on Starfall. Please feel free to use this website at home.

Wednesday-In math, we built snowmen using pattern blocks. We also built clothes for the snowmen out of pattern blocks. During literacy, we used our poetry notebooks to add holiday poems. We then read these poems, circled the sight words, and illustrated the poems. In writing, we completed our first writing assessment. Students had to write about their favorite animal and tell why. The picture also had to match the words. Our favorite animals included fish, lizards, and birds.

Thursday-In math, we read a book about Kwanzaa and then completed a graph. During literacy, we read The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. We did a sequencing activity where students had to order the events. In writing, we wrote letters to Santa asking for things for Christmas.

Friday-What A Fun Friday! We decorated our cookies and completed a fun patterning activity. We watched The Polar Express movie with all Kindergarten classes. It was so much fun! We talked about the differences between the book and the movie. There were some similarities and differences. We also celebrated at the end of the day. We had so much fun!

Upcoming Events

December 21-January-Winter Break Holiday

January 4-School Resumes

January 18-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-No School

January 19-Teacher Work Day-No School for Students

Thank you to all who sent in goodies for our Winter Party. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2016! Enjoy your time with family and friends. Thanks for your continued support in Kindergarten this year!

Watch The Polar Express Below! (Click On The Blue Question Mark)