Mrs. Green's PM Kinder
We are Busy Bees!
The Dragon Wagon Is Here!
Read Across America with our 3rd Grade Buddies
In Writing, we are still focusing on making our stories dynamic for the reader. We have discussed writing a story with a beginning that captures the reader, a middle with lots of transitions and an ending that has feeling and emotion. We will be taking a break from writing true stories to write how-to books. We will be returning to writing true stories shortly.
Lexia Core 5 and Reading A to Z
10-15 minutes per day!
Please be sure to continue the work on Lexia Core 5. This is the time of year when our Kinder students develop quickly. 15 minutes a day is suggested. Please also continue to review the 17 core sight words. If your child has mastered those words, please see my eboard for other sight word lists. We have been working to build automaticity and fluency with our sight words. Please continue the work at home. Some suggestions for word work at home:
- rainbow writing
- use magnetic letters to build words
- using shaving cream in the tub or sand to spell words
- go fish --make a fishing pole with string and magnet and make some fish with the words written on them. Place a paperclip on the end and go fish. Child reads the word each time they catch one.
- use a white board
- spell words using stampers
READING A-Z is a wonderful on-line reading program. Please have your child visit this site daily to practice reading everyday. Some other great apps are the ABC Spelling 1, 2, & 3 and Starfall.
Super Brain Yoga
We will be moving on to addition and subtraction for the spring. Please enjoy our video below of our projects. The video was shown at the community meeting and our posters are in the hall near the science room.
We continue to explore numbers in our environment. We write our date and temperature everyday. We discuss the difference between the temperature everyday. For example, if it is 52 degrees on Monday and 54 on Tuesday how many degrees warmer is it on tuesday than monday (and how do you know???) We are also still exploring arrays of numbers. Looking at ten dots and some more to make "teen" numbers. You can continue this work at home using pennies or buttons as counters to support your child at home.