High Touch High Tech- I hope that your children told you lots about this wonderful field trip! We were able to offer a reduced price for this thanks to a grant from our wonderful PTA!
Kindergarten teachers dressed up in clothing from a variety of decades to begin our study of then and now.
We explored some items in our classroom- such as a thimble (maybe a brace for your thumb if you break it?). My favorite was in the museum walk when students tried to figure out what the white Sony Walkman above was: smoke detector, Alexis, Google…. The baby pictures that you sent in were a fun way to see how we have changed over time. If you were not able to send a picture in you may still do so!
- Show and tell: student choice
- Look for a paper explaining the holiday family project. Participation is not mandatory, but the students do like to share with the class. Do not feel that this needs to be anything fancy! (It is also attached at the top of this page)
- Visitors will not be allowed at lunch next week except for during our Feast Day or if given prior permission. (The Café will be a little busy!)
- Book Fair: The book Fair will be open after our feast if you would like to shop with your child. We will also go as a class on Tuesday November 19 if you would like to send money then. We will not check out books this week due to the book fair.
- 11/19: Visit Book Fair
- 11/20: Kindergarten Thanksgiving lunch in the Café: 11:15- 11:55
- 11/22: Dress Down Day $1
- 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break
IB Unit 6- How We Express Ourselves: Thanksgiving
- This week we start our 3rd IB Unit, where we are in place and time: Thanksgiving by Gail Gibbons, A Plump and Perky Turkey, nonfiction texts about early pilgrims and Native Americans.
- Students will participate in a rotation through other Kindergarten classes to learn more about early American life and also why/how we celebrate Thanksgiving in the present day.
- Phonics: reviewing rhyming words, reviewing consonant sounds while blending in cvc words- cvc words are closed syllable and end in a consonant- the vowel is short. Words like go are open syllable and the “o” is long and says its name.
- Sight words: List B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2nd quarter)- come, that, when
- Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
- How we celebrate Thanksgiving, how would you disguise a turkey? (he doesn’t want to be eaten!)
- Number sense numbers 0-20. Counting groups of objects to 20 in different formations, array, scatter, line, circle.
- Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
- Comparing numbers using vocabulary: greater than/, less than/fewer, and equal to/the same.
- Count to 100
- Writing numbers 0-20 correctly.