October 12-16

Conferences:

It was a pleasure talking with so many of you on Thursday evening and I look forward to talking with the remainder of you on Monday. Thank you for walking along side of your child and our classroom this year. Your support means so much, especially during these very different circumstances.  It is an honor and privilege to be teaching your children.

Reminders:

  • No school October 21-23
  • Conferences for those who haven’t had them yet are Monday October 19.  The zoom link is here. You will also be receiving a paper(s) about your child on Monday that you can take with you to our conference. Thank you in advance!
  • Please send clean towels back in their re-usable bags on Monday
  • Library is Tuesday you may send their books in any time before that.
  • Plastic book bags went home for the first time today! Please send them back on Monday.
  • I will send towels home to be washed on Tuesday

What we are learning:

This week in Bible we studied Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Esau. We read all of the stories on our rug and did some papers to go with them. The week was highlighted by our understanding that God can do the impossible!

In Phonics this week we learned about hearing the different parts in a word called syllables. We each had a different card to put up in our pocket chart according to the amount of syllables it had. We learned we can put our hand under our chin to count how many times our chin moves down or we can clap when we say the word to figure out how many syllables there are.

In math this week we used our white board mats to draw circles. We learned that 5 circles drawn horizontally, vertically or any other way is still 5. We worked in our math books to locate the number of objects in a group. We also worked on our individual chalkboards writing the numbers 4 and 5! They did amazing at this and they love drying our chalkboards because we wave them up and down and sing!!

We are starting “real rounds” of Daily 5 this week. We could just between drawing and labeling or writing to self. During this time Mrs. Arnold works with groups at her table on letters and sounds. We will soon be starting to read books from our leveled library.

Our new word wall words this week were look and see. We worked on rainbow writing, finding the words in text and finding them in a poem and drawing a picture in their poetry folder to match the poem.

In writing workshop this week we continued to work on labeling. We even labeled Mrs. Arnold and things around our classroom! We also drew a map of our playground and labeled that!

We usually try to go outside and run our big sledding hill during the morning for a bit of a mask break. It is great exercise and it gets us outside in the fresh air!

Friday morning we enjoyed seeing some of the animals Maestra Geurink (K teacher across the hall) brought in today. We were able to take turns going outside to pet the animals.

Finally, our friend Zander Meyer was Up in Lights this week. We learned so much about what Zander likes and it involved a lot of derby cars! We are blessed to have Zander in our classroom!

 

October 5-12

Reminders:

  • Please send in clean towels in their reuse bags on Monday
  • We have PE Monday afternoon. Please dress your child in clothes that are comfortable and make sure he/she has socks and sneakers. (indoor gym shoes are at school)
  • Please send in library books by Tuesday morning
  • Thanks for filling out the parent teacher conference questionnaire. Here is the link if you haven’t filled it out yet.
  • Birthday treats are optional and in Phase 4 and 5 are non-edible.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Here is the link for Thursday’s parent teacher conferences. I will send the link for the following Monday’s conferences in next week’s newsletter! Just click to join a few minutes before your conference and you should be sent to a waiting room. I will let you in as soon as the previous conference is completed. I appreciate your patience and I hope to be as close to on time as possible!

I will  be sending a paper home about your child as well as a letter and number assessment the day before your conference. It would be great if you could have that ready for our zoom meeting! Thank you in advance!

What We Are Learning:

This week in Bible we read about Abraham following God’s call to move. We talked about how Abraham needed to trust God to lead him and his family. We played a game of follow the leader to demonstrate the trust that we need. I led the students to our prayer room and they said they would trust me to get them there. We then did a popcorn thankful prayer in our school’s prayer room.

This week we continued to work on labeling. We practice labeling a five senses paper and then we practiced labeling our own stories in groups with Mrs. Arnold. Encourage your children to draw you pictures and label things in them!

We were so excited to start working on sight words! We call these word wall words. We added the and I to our wall. It was wonderful to watch the class work on writing and reading these words. Next week we will begin keeping our  word wall books in zip top bags. These are great reading practice for daily 5 and I will be sending them home on the weekend. Please look for the bag in your child’s back pack starting next week Friday and send it back in on Monday so we can continue to add to it.

In math this week we worked on comparing numbers. We colored in towers and then looked to see which one was taller or shorter. We were also were able to figure out the difference in the size of our towers!! We are learning to think outside of the box as two of our math mottos at school are: Everyone can learn math, and mistakes can help you learn. We also practiced writing the numbers 1-3.

In Science this week we wrapped up our 5 senses unit. Focusing on touch and then reviewing all 5 senses. For our sense of touch we had to reach into a paper bag and feel different textures and try to guess what we might be feeling. On Friday we all walked to the kitchen and used ALL 5 of our senses to pop a bag of microwave popcorn. We voted and decided that for that lesson taste was definitely our favorite sense!

We started our day today with  a Zoom Chapel. The topic was adoption and it was beautiful to hear the adoption stories from several families from our school. We were reminded that we are all adopted into God’s family. We were chosen by HIM.

We also learned about Mia this week as she was Up in Lights! We also enjoyed watching a video of her riding her horse, Harvest! We are blessed to have Mia in our class!

Finally, on our beautiful Friday afternoon we walked down the big hill at ZCS and listened to and saw some of God’s beautiful creation! We were even able to get a glimpse of some ducks in the pond!

 

September 28-October 2

Reminders:

    • We have PE Monday afternoon. Please dress your child in clothes that are comfortable and make sure he/she has socks and sneakers. (indoor gym shoes are at school)
    • Please send in library books by Tuesday morning
    • Thanks for filling out the parent teacher conference questionnaire.  Here is the link if you haven’t filled it out yet.
    • Birthday treats are optional and in Phase 4 and 5 are non-edible.
    • Please fill out the ASQ found here. (email sent earlier this week)
    • Miss Sherrie (Stuursma) is part of our early childhood team. She often checks in the preschool and kindergarten classrooms during the day and also works with small groups and individual children. We are so thankful for her work. If your child ever mentions working with Miss Sherrie, this is why. 🙂 She is a valuable part of the team. Especially this year when we aren’t able to  have parent volunteers working in our classroom, we appreciate when she is able to be an extra set of hands!

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Here are instructions for signing up for virtual parent teacher conferences this year. Sign up begins October 5. I am looking forward to talking with you about your fabulous children!

There will be a zoom link in the WAAG  the weeks of conferences. I will use the waiting room feature to let you in at your time slot.

What we are Learning!

This week our highlight was definitely reading the story of Noah in our Bibles together. As we were reading God provided a rainbow right outside our window! We learned the rainbow is a sign that God keeps his promises to us. What an AMAZING moment that was in our classroom, to stand with 17 children and witness God’s promise to us right in that moment! God is in everything!

In Math this week we used manipulatives to compare numbers and we were even able to compare our numbers and figure out how much bigger or smaller the numbers were! We also learned the attributes of squares and rectangles and found them around our room.

In phonics this week we finished up our ABC “magazines” and will be moving on to word wall words next week! The students should have brought their ABC packet home with them today! We also continued learning about rhyming words and made a class book with animals and rhymes.

Next week you will notice word wall work papers. We will rainbow write and search for the word as well as begin to read a small book with our word wall word in it. These are great papers to review and read with your child a few times. I even suggest keeping the word wall books in a ziploc baggy and start reading these with your child often. Practice pointing to the words and read with them.

We were able to continue to draw pictures of true stories about us and we began the very initial phases of labeling, as we labeled ourselves in our pictures. This coming week we will begin labeling more!

We were able to explore God’s world this week by using our sense of taste. We tried something sweet, sour and salty and then we made a class graph to see what taste our class prefers. It seems that we are sour lovers!

On Friday we examined the meaning of some positional words such as over, under, above, below, and next to. We then followed Mrs. Arnold’s directions to put our animals in our zoo!

Throughout the week we enjoy singing as it gives us an opportunity to move our bodies. Jack Hartmann has some great alphabet songs that we do for practice and fun! We also worshiped God in song this week with a song that many of us learned in preschool, “Our God is a Great Big God.”

Finally this week we began flexible seating. This gives the students an opportunity to move a bit more while seated or sit in a less traditional manner to help them with learning. Every student gets a chance for every type of seat once a week. We use big exercise balls, lap trays, scoop chairs, stools and soft seats. I just wanted to let you know in case your child had come home talking about this!! They have really enjoyed the seating this week!

 

 

 

September 21-25

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.

Reminders:

  • 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!

September 14-18

Reminders:

  • Picture envelopes should have come home with your child this past week. Our pictures will be during the morning of September 29.
  • I am hoping you all have received and been able to log into your child’s seesaw account. If you are having trouble or did not receive your QR code please lmk.
  • September 25 will be a half day. There will be no afternoon bussing and we will dismiss at 11:45.
  • Our Week at a glance will always be connected to our classroom blog and is updated by 5p.m. the Friday prior to the upcoming week. If I do not have my blog updated by that point you are still able to go to our class blog and click on Week at a glance and see the updates! Sometimes as a busy mom it is difficult to get everything done by 5p.m. on Friday;)
  • Magazine Sale Fundraiser packets have been sent home.
    Fundraiser Links:
  • Thank you for sending in clean masks and water bottles! I have noticed some children are getting a little more hungry at the end of the day. Please check in with your child about what snacks and lunches they are eating and enjoying.
  • Library is Tuesday, feel free to send your child’s book back on Tuesday or any other day!

Week in Review:

This week was our first five day week in kindergarten! We are continuing to learn and do so many things and also stressing the importance of acting out of AMOR (love) for our friends and everyone around us.

I have loved taking our our Bibles and reading the story of Creation. It is a blessing to be surrounded by God’s handiwork as one day we enjoyed Bible outside!

In phonics we worked on recognizing letters. Each student received a bag of lower case letters and sorted them in different way. Some spelled names, other noticed that some letters had straight lines and some had curvy lines. It has been great to become familiar with letters!

We have been building our Stamina in Read to Self. The class helped me decide on what they needed to do to become better readers. Here is the list. 1. Read quietly. 2. Read the WHOLE time. 3. Stay in one spot. 4. Don’t disturb (or bug) those around you. I also reminded them that there are three ways to read a book. This has been helpful in making the most of our reading time. Our big goal is about 12-15 minutes and this week we made it to 6!  We are doing great!! Once we are comfortable independently reading (reading pictures, words and retelling the story) we will work on another element of Daily 5.

We also worked on telling stories with our fingers and looking for the beginning, middle and end. It was fun to hear some of their stories;)

Finally we are using stem bins at our tables now when we finish our work and jobs and it has been so much fun to see their creativity as well as their ability to work together to create some new and amazing jobs!

September 8-11

I hope your child is getting into the swing of things this year. It feels like we are starting to get into some “normal” routines as we have now finished our third week of school! It is a joy and privilege to be able to teach them everyday and more than anything I pray they are learning to love Jesus more this year!

I just wanted to touch base with you concerning my absence for the past two days. I woke up on Thursday with a fever and was fighting a bit of a cough. Normally, I can get allergies this time of year so I wasn’t particularly concerned other than the fact that they were accompanied by a fever.  I made a quick call to the doctor and he recommended a Covid-19 test. I apologize I needed to be out for two days but I needed to be cleared for the safety of everyone in our classroom and building. I just received the results today that the test was NEGATIVE. I will be back at school with your children on Monday! Thank you for your understanding and patience in this regard. This year may look at a bit different at times, but together we will not only survive but thrive!

Now to the important stuff;) I also hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Reminders:
  • Thanks for sending in clean masks every day!
  • Thanks for dressing in layers in this season of ever changing weather.
  • Friday, September 18: No Bussing
  • Friday, September 25: Half day/Teacher Professional Development
  • 1st-8th grade classrooms sent out videos for their information night. Kindergarten families had our videos before school began. I think we have answered most questions and learn more and more as we go. I am attaching an overview of Kindergarten Curriculum at ZCS. You may read through it any time.

Kindergarten Curriculum Overview.docx – Google Docs

Curriculum review:

Bible: This week in Bible we finished up the Fruits of the Spirit. We learned and discussed goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. We also sang our two Fruit of the Spirit songs at least once a day! Ask your child to sing them for you, by the time we were done they were doing a great job and could almost all say all of the Fruits of the Spirit!

Math: This week we worked on counting as well as drawing and finding different numbered groups of things. We also finished reading through Anno’s Counting Book. We will be referring to that throughout the year. We also did our lesson by video just to practice for if we would ever need to go to remote learning and the kids did wonderful!!

Reading: We continued working our way through the alphabet. We worked on writing the letters H, I, J and K as well as listening to the sounds they each make and finding them in text (our alphabet packets). We also talked about how important it is to learn the letters and their sounds as it will help us to become good readers!!! For the letter I we also enjoyed an ice cream sandwich!:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phonics: We worked on recognizing our names and the names of our classmates. We decorated our name as well as explored what makes our name unique and in what ways our names are similar. 

Social Studies: We were able to add several new friends to our Book of Friends. This is a great way to start to recognize our friends’ names as well as practice our fine motor skills as we write their names. Plus we get to learn more about those around us!

Afternoons: Afternoons in our classroom vary from day to day depending on if we have specials or not. On days when we do not have as many specials we will have a quiet time as well as some purposeful play time. It is fun to watch the kids interact and problem solve as they play.

Finally we celebrated our first birthday of the year! Crew is now 6!! We all enjoyed his birthday treat as well! Happy birthday Crew!!!

Seesaw

My apologies on not getting your papers to you this week about signing in to seesaw. I had 12 of my friends take pictures of something in our classroom but unfortunately with my being sick the last few days I need to finish up with the last 5 friends.  I will plan on sending the papers in by midweek. If you do not see them by Wednesday please let me know!!!

 

August 31-September 3

We had another busy week in kindergarten! We are adjusting to our specials schedule and how each day looks! The kids are doing well and becoming more independent daily! I hope you all enjoy this long weekend together!

Reminders:

Please keep in mind that we have PE/Gym on Mondays. Please make sure your child has sneakers on that can go outside. We are reserving their new sneakers for when we have PE in the gym.

If your child is picked up by a sibling at the end of the day, please remind them to say goodbye to the teacher in the hallway before leaving with the younger student. This helps us keep track of everyone coming and going at the end of the day. Thank you!

Please email attendance@zcs.org is your child is going to be absent AND please include me on the email.

If you have a change for end of day pick up, please call the office so they can reach me in the classroom. Thank you!

Just a reminder that right now the drinking fountain faucets are not turned on so it is important to send in a water bottle. They can be refilled in the sink in our room!

If your child has not brought in a towel for quiet time please do so as it makes for a more restful time. Also, I will normally be sending them home every weekend to wash which was missed this week due to the craziness of our new schedule with both car pools lines and bus loops.  Thank you for your patience in this regard.

SeeSaw

Next week please check your child’s red folder or backpack for instructions on downloading the SeeSaw app and logging in to our classroom. This week, I will allow each child to take a picture and upload it to his/her folder. It will be fun to see what pictures they take. As the year progresses, I hope your we can continue to share videos and work in class through SeeSaw.

What We Are Learning:

In Bible we continue to learn the fruit of the spirit. We know these show in us when God is in us. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are perfect examples of how we behave in school. I find that we use this vocabulary when talking with the class about expectations and behavior. We also have learned several new songs about the Fruit of the Spirit which we sing everyday!

We continue to work on “My Book of Friends” and practice writing our friends names. We notice how many letters are in names and find out something our friend likes to do. This week we added Jesus, Mrs. Arnold and Avery to our books!

We have been talking about being bucket fillers-showing and saying something kind fills other people’s buckets and our own! We have talked about all the different ways we can fill the buckets of those around us both at home and at school!

In Phonics we have been focusing on letters that are in our names. We put our class names in alphabetical order. I love to see the class reading each other’s names! They are getting very good at it.

We continue to work our way through the alphabet focusing on one letter a day. We practicing letter formation (handwriting) and the sounds the letter represents. I am thrilled with the work your children are doing. I told them we are working on this to help us become better readers and writers. We were able to celebrate our work with a popsicle treat from Mrs. Tibbe Wednesday afternoon.

In Math this week we went outside and counted things we saw on our playground! I even heard some counting above 50! We then practiced making the numbers 1-5 on our whiteboards. Next week in math we will begin using our workbooks!  Kindergartners love having math books. For one lesson I will try recording myself giving instructions and play it for the class.  It will be fun to use some new technology and give the students a taste of what a virtual lesson could look like if we ever need to do that. (which I hope not;)

WAAG(week at a glance)

Finally, you will notice on the left sidebar of the blog near the end there is a bookmark title and under that is our WAAG.  All you need to do is click on it to see our schedule for the upcoming week. I usually try and have it changed by 5 p.m. on the Friday before!

As always, if you ever have questions please feel free to contact me. One of the things that is so hard right now is not being able to see you and touch base face to face! Remember I am always here!!

August 25-August 28

It has been amazing first week of school! We have been trying so many new things this week. We talk often about how God expects us to try and it looks different for all of us. We also talked this week about how God made us all unique and we love each other despite our differences. We are all God’s children and are all amazing! It truly is a joy teaching your children! I am so proud of the hard efforts this week to adjust to all the new and unique things in kindergarten. We are doing well with our masks but it is still a work in progress:)

Here is just a quick peek into some things we did in kindergarten this week.  Each morning we begin our day with devotions. I use “Veggie Devos” from Veggie Tales. It has a focus verse, short application, thought of the day and prayer. It is just right for kindergarten. This week we enjoyed getting our hearts ready to hear God’s word and our minds ready to think about it. I always love the discussions that devotions bring! This week we also introduced the fruit of the spirit. It was perfect to begin with love as our ZCS theme this year is Lead with Love. We also read a devotions about love this week as well! It was amazing to see how everything connected. We will continue to focus on the fruit during our Bible time for the next two weeks.

We went outside and read the book The pigeon has to go to school.  This led to a great discussion about how we were feeling about the first day of school. Most of my friends were excited and a few were a bit nervous. We also then drew our very own pigeon!!

Another big thing in kindergarten is learning routines! We worked on hanging up backpacks, taking out lunches and red folders, moving our magnetic lunch name on the white board and standing in line! They have come so far in just four days!

We have also started to work our way through the alphabet. We are learning letter formation (handwriting) and practicing letter sounds. This is a research based method we use at the beginning of the year. I have enjoyed the excitement the class has for this “work.”

Next week we will begin a social studies unit on classroom community. We celebrate the differences and notice similarities we have. We do this through a project called “My Book of Friends.” For each friend, we write his/her name, draw his/her and learn something about him/her.

Our afternoons our a little busy with specials and purposeful play. We know that play is purposeful because we can see children develop social skills during this time of communications, creativity and compromise. I set out and open up a few play areas then draw names to determine who chooses what to play first.

On Friday afternoon we had a little fun coloring masked boys and girls that looked just like us! They loved it.

 

Parent Information

Here is the parent night slides. Parent Night 2020.pptx (1)

Here is the updated drop off pick up information as well as a lot of other helpful information. We are excited to try it out! Please note the school may need to make adjustments as the year goes on. There was also an email sent from the school with visuals of the signs we will be using and map showing the routes and doors.

Here are some questions and answers from some parent emails.

Questions & Answers:

Are we using beach towels this year? Yes, please include a beach towel in a reuse bag for your child to use at rest or other times of the day when we need a designated spot.

Are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches allowed? I have sent an email out to our school nurse to confirm that we do not have any food allergies. I will let you know if she provides any different information, but right now I can YES, peanut butter is allowed.

When do we drop off school supplies? Please bring supplies to the open house Monday. Thank you so much for providing these. Any extra donations may also be dropped off at the open house.

Drop off and Pick up…there were some questions on this and I think the email from school covered it well. We will continue to get to know this system as we try it out. Remember that you may park and then walk your child into school for the first week and then after that first week you may park and walk them to the door or drop off with the car line. Kindergarten uses Door I.

Finally, for some fun Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Bronsink decided to show you our many faces as you may not see them all behind our masks!!! Enjoy your weekend!

 

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March 2-6

This week we kicked off our March is reading month.  It was Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Monday so we did a lot of fun activities to celebrate him and his writing this week! Ask them about how hard it was for Mrs. Arnold to read the book Fox in Socks and all the rhymes in it! This week Wednesday will be wear a hat day as we continue to celebrate March is reading month!  We also had an ice cream party on Thursday afternoon as the class reached 20 tally marks before Mrs. Arnold.  (The tallies were given any time I called a student the wrong name!) This was a fun way to learn about tally marks and also count by 5’s.  We will probably play this game one more time to continue to practice counting and tally marks.

Important dates: 

Wednesday, March 11: Wear a HAT to celebrate with the book Cat and the Hat

Tuesday, March 17: Wear GREEN to celebrate with the book Green Eggs and Ham

*Reminder that K & 1st grade WILL NOT be participating in the elementary program

Tuesday, March 24-Field Trip to Visser Farms 10:30-11:30. Drivers plan on arriving at school at 10:05. *Dress for any weather as we will be walking to different buildings on the farm. Boots are preferred if there is any snow or wet ground.

Friday, March 27: Wear PAJAMAS to celebrate with the book The Sleep Book

April 3-10 Spring Break

April 16: Field trip to the Critter Barn, More information below and sign up genius coming soon

April 17 ZCS Auction

Additional information:

The field trip to Critter Barn is scheduled for April 16 from 12:30-2:30. Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather and, if it is at all muddy or wet, boots are highly recommended.  A sign up genius will be sent out soon. I am asking that you come to school at about 12:10 that day and we should get back around 2:45. I am also asking that no one order hot lunch that day as there will not be enough time for them to eat it.

If you are interested-

Spanish Summer Camp – Signup is open! Please help us to spread the word for our Spanish Summer Camp. Family, relatives and neighbors are welcome to come to be immersed in awesome games, familiar stories, new songs, and exciting crafts that are all taught COMPLETELY in the Spanish language.

This link will take you directly to the Registration website for our summer Expand(ED) camps. There are other fun summer camps through ZCS! 🙂

Curriculum:

Bible: We finished up our unit on Jesus’ miracles. Learning about the miracles of Jesus walking on the water and raising Lazarus from the dead. Next week we start our unit on the parables. This is one of my favorite units of the year to teach!

Word wall words: who (So far this year we have done:  I, the, a, am, look, see, at. go, we, me, up, is, like, this, here, come, my, it, in and on)

Daily 5: This week we added some fun word work with stickers and first letter sounds. We are continue to work through the leveled library books and they should almost always come home with a new book in their bag over the weekend. An important part of learning to become readers is having success at reading and finding confidence in their ability to read!

Phonics: We added -ad to our word families.

Math: This week we added numbers on to 10 to make teen numbers. For example, 10+5= 15, 10+7=17 etc. We worked in groups to find the answers and then made it into a memory game as well!

Writing Workshop: We are learning to write how to instructions. This week we learned about sequencing and using the words first, next and last. We then drew pictures to illustrate the steps we take to get ready for school. Next week, we will begin to write our own instructions with them.