# Mrs. Grant's Kindergarten

## Winter time recess

Brrrr.... I&apos;m sure you have heard from your little one that we have been able to play on the big playground the last two weeks. It&apos;s a new and exciting thing for all of us and the students are enjoying exploring new games and equipment. With that being said, we are going to be going outside each and every day, unless the office says the temp and wind chill are too cold. Please have your child bring their warmest coat, hats, mittens, etc. Sticking their initials on any tags will always help in all of the missing articles found each day! Thank you for your help with this!

## 100th day of school

This Friday we will be celebrating our 100th day of school! A permission slip came home on Friday with a brief explanation of the fun activities we will be participating in. Please look over and return to school as soon as you can. :) If possible, please send a \$1.00 donation with your child for costs of supplies.

This week our mini lessons were on choosing 'just right' books in our books boxes, decoding strategies such as look at the picture and find chunks in words, and thinking about the story. By the end of the week, we were reading independently for 15 minutes!

During our shared reading, we learned about inferring and drawing conclusions. Our mini lesson activity was drawing conclusions about Mrs. Grant by learning what was inside my purse/schoolbag. We found that I'm a mommy from the diapers, a teacher from my markers and books, and a driver from my wallet and license. The students have been making their own bags with clues about them!

K.F.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

K.S.3 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly

## Math Workshop

This week we have continued our work with measurement, focusing on weight. I hope you were able to have some math conversations with their notebook on Thursday. Showing children that math is all around them, in even their everyday life, can produce math thinkers!

K.MD.1 Describe and compare measurable attributes such as length and width

K.MD.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute.

Math tubs this week

Constructing solid figures

Calendar (go through our calendar skills, practicing counting and tens frame work)

100's chart puzzles

Base ten dice game (roll two dice, make the number, then draw the base ten form)

Ordering numbers dice (roll four # dice, write the numbers in order)

writing a math book :)

measuring using various self selected tools

## Writers Workshop

Our lift the flap books came home on Friday after we shared with your book buddies. I hope you enjoyed the books. I'm working on a movie with Mrs. Patrick celebrating our lift the flap books. I will be sending this week!!

K.W.1 Text Types and Purposes

K.L.1 Conventions of Standard English 1d. Understand and use question words

## Science

This week we have been learning about matter. We have learned that we are matter because we take up space. :) We have also learned about solids, liquids, and gases. They are loving it! More to come next week...

Standard 1: Physical Science Observe, manipulate, sort and generate questions about objects and their physical properties

## Creativity in play

Here are some creations from our room Friday. When given a creative task, they really come up with some cool ideas. Afterwards, we shared our creations with the class.

## Next week

No school - Monday for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day

Star Words - eight down

Phonics - /o/ phonics test coming home Friday