November 17

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!

Mystery reader!

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!

 

 

Class notes:

  • 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.

Important Dates:

  • 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

ELA:

  • 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

Writing:

  • 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!)

Math:

  • 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.

 

 

November 9

Two of our mystery readers!

 

 

Tiger Trot

 

 

 

Creating an object that moves

Fall leaf painting

Mrs. Vega in Spanish- we love her!

Pumpkin Helicopters

Class notes:

  • Show and tell: student choice
  • Please email me a picture of your child as a baby or toddler. We will be using these to help our discussion on how things change from the past- students will try to identify the student who is pictured and discuss how they have changed.
  • Thank you to all who donated/raised funds for the Tiger Trot. We had a great time and will enjoy using the shade canopies on the primary playground!

Important Dates:

  • 11/12: Spirit Night- Chick Fil A Cumberland Mall 5-8pm
  • 11/13: Library Visit
  • 11/14: High Touch High Tech in school. Wear class t shirts and uniform bottoms. We will be eating at school as usual.
  • 11/20: Kindergarten Thanksgiving lunch in the Café: 11:15- 11:55 (This year reservations are not needed!)
  • 11/22: Dress Down Day $1
  • 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break

IB Unit 3- Where We Are in Place and Time: Past and Present

ELA:

  • This week we start our 3rd IB Unit, where we are in place and time. K teachers will be dressing up from different decades to begin our conversation on how things change over time. We will also have a museum walk set up that classes will go through to see a variety of artifacts. If you have any interesting items at home from your ancestors (or your own past 😊) , this would be a great time to share them with your child. We will be reading a variety of texts that show how things: clothing, school, etc change over time.
  • We are also going to spend Monday discussing Veterans Day; we have a power point showing soldiers from a variety of ages, and the book Hero Dad.
  • 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)- we, with, make

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • Writing information: Who is my Hero? Writing about yourself: past, present, future.

Math:

  • 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

 

November 3

Creating 3d shapes in art

Music Hero of the Day!

Learning about force and motion

Duwalli

Fall Fun!

Class notes:

  • Show and tell: We loved sharing your Halloween pictures. Students are always so proud to share about themselves. This week students can bring something that moves for show and tell.
  • Our final project for this unit on movement will be for each child to create a vehicle that can move. We need your clean cardboard boxes (cereal, cracker, tissue etc), toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, oatmeal/breadcrumb cylinder containers. All items need to be sent in by Wednesday November 6th– thank you for helping us!
  • Look for field trip permission slips this week for our in school field trip about motion- with High Touch High Tech.
  • Students who raise $60.00 plus, this weekend for Tiger Trot, earn a Free Dress Down Day on Monday. Also, just registering your child for the Tiger Trot earns them an emoji plush bag tag.

Important Dates:

  • 11/5: No school- teacher work day.
  • 11/8: Library Visit
  • 11/8: All pro dads -7 am Cafe
  • 11/8: Tiger Trot : students wear class shirts and athletic bottoms – if they want. Our class will participate in the Tiger Trot during specials on Friday.
  • 11/12: Spirit night- Chick fil A Cumberland Mall food court- Chorus performance
  • 11/14- In school field trip- High Touch High Tech
  • 11/20: Kindergarten Thanksgiving lunch in the Café: time TBD
  • 11/22: Dress Down Day $1
  • 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break

IB Unit 2- How the World Works: Attributes of Force and motion

ELA:

  • The central idea for our unit is that movement causes change. We will continue in our Force and Motion study this week. Through our texts we will add to our motion vocabulary. The class will also compare and contrast push and pull movements using a Venn Diagram. Texts: Brain Pop Force and Motion, Motion, Sheep in a Jeep.
  • 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 be are open syllable and the “e’ is long.
  • Sight words: List B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2nd quarter)- in, so, up

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • Writing information: “how to” move an object using force and motion (ex. Move a toy car)

Math:

  • 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 groups of objects and numbers using vocabulary: greater than/, less than/fewer, and equal to/the same.
  • Count to 100