We had a great time on our field trip to Fair Weather Acres! We played in the giant corn pit playground, fed the farm animals, rode the pedal carts, explored the cornfield maze, climbed on the giant tires, bounced on the big bounce pillow and picked our very own pumpkins in the field. It was a fun filled day! A special thank you to all the chaperones who spent the day with us. Back at school we enjoyed exploring our pumpkins by weighing, measuring and drawing them!
Our Harvest Festival is coming up on Friday, November 20th. Hope you can join us!
Reading: In our next unit, Fun with Fiction, the students will be introduced to the beginning elements of literary text (characters, setting, and major events). They will learn that knowing the parts to a story will help them become a better reader. During Reader's Workshop, students continue to build their independent reading stamina. They are focusing on the words and pictures to read the stories at their reading level. They continue to build their sight word vocabulary and use reading strategies such as using the picture clues and first letter to decode new words. We created some new class books! Who Took the Pumpkin From the Pumpkin Patch featuring the kindergartners in the pumpkin patch at Fair Weather Acres and How Many Claps in Your Name? Encourage your child to read these books to you!
Computer Lab: In the lab students are learning to navigate on the computer using the mouse. The students enjoy playing games to practice letters, shapes and sight words too. Students will also work together using the Ipad to take pictures of shapes around the school to create a digital class book.
Writing: Students are working on narrative writing. Using drawings and word labels, students write about an event. In class we have been building writing stamina during Writer's Workshop. We are practicing creating detailed illustrations, using the word wall and stretching out sounds to spell new words.
Math: Our math unit is Identifying and Describing 2D shapes: circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, and hexagons. Students will learn to name shapes regardless of their orientation or size. Kindergartners will describe shapes based on the number of sides and vertices (corners). During math workshop time we are enjoying number talks, working on math problems in our journal, and exploring hands on activities in math stations. We continue to work with numbers 1-10 to count and compare.
Sight Words we have learned: the, like, can. at, you, me, to, do, go, no, come
New Sight Words: and, see, up, on, a, an, he, she, we