After learning a lot about evergreens through nonfiction books, we enjoyed a presentation by Ms.Martin, the outdoor education specialist. The students were able to explore various types of evergreens and listen to some folktales. In class the students chose an evergreen and created observational drawings and writings about them too. It was wonderful to see these little scientist at work! We also enjoyed a visit from Mrs.Stephan, a parent of a kindergartener, who shared with us all about germs and ways to stay healthy. We even conducted an experiment to see the importance of hand washing. We swabbed our finger before and then washed our hands and swabbed our finger again. We are anxious to see the results of this experiment!
Reading: Our next unit is Navigating Nonfiction. In this unit students will focus on the features of informational text and learn to answer questions about the key details in the text. Students will also use the computer to research animals using Pebble Go. We are continuing our study of word families and bonus sight words.
Writing: During writing time, the students are doing a great job picking topics and making sentences to match their picture. We are focusing on creating sentences that start with a capital, have spaces between words and end with an end mark. They are also stretching the sounds in words to help them spell new words. This month our goal is to write two or more sentences to describe the event or topic.
Math: In math, we have started a unit on counting and matching numerals 11-20. In this unit students will be counting sets to 20 and working on one to one correspondence when counting objects. They will also compare sets using the vocabulary more than, less than or equal to. We are continuing to practice counting up to 100.
Handwriting: We are reviewing all of our capital letters and we are beginning to focus on lowercase letters with Miss Carla!
Bonus sight words: here, went, get, little, put, this, was, what, by, some