On Monday we learned about Constitution Day by watching a video, having a discussion, and then making our own Kindergarten Constitution and signing it with our handprint. After our Math lesson, we worked in Math centers to practice counting, making patterns, practicing writing numbers, making numbers with play dough. We had a fun, busy day full of learning!
We had lots of fun on Friday! We started our day with Religion and then spent some time building and creating with materials from our STEM center in our classroom. After STEM time we did our Reading lesson, then I introduced them to our first STEM challenge we would have after lunch by reading them Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Students were partnered up and had to build a coconut tree and see how many letters could fit on their tree. They used the design cycle and showed great collaboration skills! We ended our day by talking about our 5 senses and then popping popcorn in our classroom to see how we can use our 5 senses.
This week we have been exploring centers in our classroom. Centers take place during our small group time. Students will work through all centers and work with me in small groups. Some of our centers in our classroom include Word Work (2), Library, Writing Center, Alphabet Center, Pocket Chart, STEM, Art, IPad, and a Sorting Center. Centers encourage independence, collaboration, and help build foundational skills.
On Wednesday, we started our first Reading/Language Arts lesson. We talked about our essential question which is “How is everyone special?” We sang our ABC’s, talked about how uppercase letters are big and lowercase letters are small, identified letters, practiced handling books, read a book about animals in a park, counted words in sentences, and were introduced to our new sight word which is I. We used I in a sentence and looked at books to find our sight word. Please practice the sight word at home.
At orientation I mentioned that we will have weekly homework that goes with what we are learning in reading. The weekly reading homework will not begin until Monday, September 24th.. It will be sent home on Monday and due on Friday every week.
I also sent home an information sheet on how to access wonders at home and included their username and password. You can click on the picture below or copy the link to access the website. Make sure you click Miss Rose and then find your students and enter their special password.
Each month I will be sending home Scholastic Book catalogs, if you would like to order books you can click on the picture below to access the website or you can return the order slip on the back of the catalog attached with a check. This month they are offering many great books for $1 and a free book ($5 value) if you spend $25. Orders will be submitted on September 28th and once they arrive at school I will send the books home with your child. This is a great way to get books to practice reading at home and foster their love for reading!
Class Code: R84MB
Some popular books are:
- Llama Llama Books by Anna Dewdney
- Pete the Cat
- Mo Willems’ Books
- Laura Numeroff’s Books
- Sight Word Practice Books
- David Shannon’s Books
- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A… Books
I am so excited to be working with your child this school year. I hope your child is excited and ready for the first day of school! Our first day of school is Monday August 27th. Remember that on Monday students with the last name A through L will attend and on Tuesday students with the last name M through Z attend. On Wednesday all students will be attending. Also, make sure to download Class Dojo and turn on notifications. You can also bookmark the class website on your phone to keep up with things happening in our classroom. Be sure to also check out the resources page to find things to work on at home, the schedule, homework information, and a overview of what we will be doing during our ELA time.
If you have any questions feel free to call, email, or message me through Class Dojo and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I have also attached our classroom Amazon Wishlist and the presentation from Orientation. Thank you for being wonderful and supportive parents, I can’t wait to have an amazing year with your child! -Miss Rose