Our last Kindergarten Math Topic is all about Measurement. We have learned that we can measure with cubes, a balance scale, and a measuring cup. We have also learned that many objects can be measured with more than one thing. In our last lesson of the topic we worked on comparing the lengths of objects using cubes. After the lesson, students used their cubes and had to measure and record the length of insects and then find the shortest and longest insect.
After learning about how energy moves, Kindergarteners were given a project to complete on our Flex Friday. They got to collaborate with a group to build a 3-D aquarium because energy moves through an aquarium. On Thursday, we had to paint the inside of our boxes blue and on Friday we got to build. They were given their box, string, tape, construction paper, scissors, glue, and a pencil. They had to have at least one fish, one plant, and one rock. They did a great job working together and completing their aquariums!
We have spent the last few weeks learning about 2-D and 3-D shapes. We have learned many things about these shapes. Today we built 2-D shapes using toothpicks and marshmallows. Each student was given a shape and had to figure out how many sides and vertices the shape had. Once they figured out how many sides and vertices their shape had, they grabbed toothpicks and marshmallows and built the shape. They also learned that the toothpicks would be used for the sides and the marshmallows would be used for the vertices. After we completed building our shapes, we completed our reflection and wrote what shape we had, drew the shape, wrote how many sides and vertices their shape had.
Kindergarten has been learning about Matter in Science. We have identified the 3 types of matter and began talking about how matter can change. For this lesson we used paper as an example. We discussed that we can cut, fold, tear, and bend paper. We talked about how the paper looked and felt when we changed it. After we discussed how matter can be changed, we created projects. The students were able to create whatever they liked as long as they changed the paper by cutting, tearing, bending, or folding it. They got really creative and made many awesome projects!
A Master Gardner visited our classroom and presented us with information about seeds and plants. We got to see the worlds biggest seed, smallest seed, felt soil, mixed soil, were read a story about a seed, and finally got to plant seeds. They were very engaged during this presentation and had a lot of fun learning and planting seeds!
Our current math topic is all about counting numbers to 100. During our lesson we filled in missing numbers in a hundreds chart and even filled in a blank hundreds chart. As we wrapped up our topic we spent time working with hundreds charts. We had centers set up in the classroom and each group was rotated through them. We worked together to build a giant hundreds chart, used number tiles to make a hundreds chart, and played a game called flip and find. These activites helped us review skills and collaborate.
There were 3 book catalogs that were sent home on Friday. This is the last book order for the year. I am submitting the order on April 30th. It is a great time to buy books for your child to have to read over the summer!
The more you read the more you know! -Dr. Seuss
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This week we learned about the meaning behind St. Patricks Day and then did fun activities. We made trinity shamrocks, did a shamrock syllable activity, practiced counting by finding out how many gold coins were in the pot of gold, read books, and built leprechaun traps. Friday ended with the leprechaun visiting our classroom and leading us on a hunt to find the pot of gold!
Kindergartners are doing an awesome job reading sentences! We have been practicing by using the pointer to read sentences. Each student gets a turn and comes up to the board and practices their assigned sentence, reads it to the class, and then the whole class reads it together.