September 5 – September 15, 2017

posted Sep 15, 2017, 7:42 AM by Kathy OShea

                                                                                                                          September 5 – September 15, 2017

These Weeks We . . .              

·      were introduced to 5 letters, Bb, Ff, Tt, Mm, and Nn. We practiced their sound and how to write them

·      learned some new chants - “Good Morning to . . .” “Welcome Children”,  “It’s Kindergarten a Wonderful Place To Be” and “Our Gathering Song”

·      learned to be a 5 star listener on the rug and many of our daily routines; calendar, “How many days has school been open” count

·      colored a kid to look like me - true life color hair and eyes

·      had our 1st whole school practice fire drill, we did great! We also practiced a fire drill if we were in cafeteria

·      heard many great stories: Alphabet Adventure; Alphabet Mystery; Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Carrot Seed, and Alphabet Rescue and many more

·      added the letters in our name to our Chicka, Chicka, Name, Name tree

·      read the book “School” and added “I”, “school” and “see” to our word wall, ASK ME to read my copy I brought home to you

·      used magnetic boards to find the sounds we learned

·      worked hard on learning the meaning of numbers 0 to 5, we practiced making sets, writing them, 3 ways to represent them with objects, the number itself and the word     

·      talked about the seasons and welcomed fall, created our own fall tree picture

·      at computers we used the IPADS to play letter school with Mr. Pizzi

·      started Reader’s Workshop – we sing a special gathering song, then go to the rug for a mini-lesson where we learn something new to help us with learning to read – did you know, “We are readers!” We walked around the school to discover words we could read. We learned about 2 different kinds of books “learn about the world” books and “story books” from Mrs. O’Connor.

·      started Writer’s Workshop – we met “mat man”; he helped to show us how to draw people that don’t look like aliens; then we practiced drawing some.

 

It has been a great start to our Kindergarten year, very busy. The students have worked hard to learn and follow all the new rules (there are a lot of them to learn) and met many new teachers. I hope they can relax and enjoy their weekend!   Kathy O’Shea

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