This week was a great one in kindergarten! I feel like the kids are starting to feel at “home” in our classroom and getting the routines down and then transitioning so well into learning. I also feel as if they are forming so many new friendships and learning how to work together. It is a blessing to be teaching your children.
- Pictures are THIS WEEK TUESDAY, September 29, PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD”S PICTURE FORM ON TUESDAY EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT ORDERING, as we want them all to be in the class composite!
- On Monday be sure to look in your child’s backpack for a hard copy of our Up in Lights schedule. I will send an envelope home with your child the Monday before their assigned week with all the papers to fill out and information you will need. Please touch base with me the week before your child is Up in Lights if you would like to join our class via zoom or if you would prefer to send a video in of something your child does or enjoys at home and even possibly an introduction to your family! Please make this whatever you want it to be and have fun!!
- Be looking for a parent teacher conference form to come towards the end of next week via email. Conferences will be October 15 and 19 and the office should be sending home information soon as to when and how to sign up!
- Remember library is Tuesday!
What we learned this week!!!
In Bible this week we finished up the story of creation and started to learn our Bible verse, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.. and God saw all that He had made and it was very good.” Genesis 1:1,31
This week we continued to work our way through the alphabet. We have now made it to the letter U!! Everyday we “rainbow write” the letter and practice the sound and then look for the letter in some written text. We then have fun counting how many of the letters we find! Sometimes Mrs. Arnold misses a letter;). We also had some sensory time making letters with play-dough! Of course we made other things too! We are in kindergarten;)
We have now started the very fist phase of writing! We are drawing pictures of true stories in our lives! This has been fun to see. I also encourage the kids to draw even when they say the can’t or don’t know how to draw something. We talk OFTEN about how we don’t need to be perfect!
We reached our goal of 12 minutes for the read to self portion of Daily 5! Next week we will begin working in groups with Mrs. Arnold! I can’t believe we are to this part of our year already.
In Science we learned about God’s world using our sense of sight. We went outside and collected things on a big piece of tape and used a magnifying glass to look at them. It was fun to see how we all used our sense of sight in ways that were unique to the way God made us!
In math we worked on making circles and finding circles all around us! We also used manipulatives to make numbers! We also continue to work with our stem(science, technology, engineering and math)bins whenever we have extra time!