Saturday, November 15, 2014

Daily 5 in Kindergarten

During our Daily 5 time we have 3 mini lessons and 3 work sessions. Students choose from Read to Self, Work on Writing, Word Work, or Listen to Reading.   Here are some examples of students doing these activities!

While they are working I pull strategy groups and work with students on specific skills or I am meeting with students 1-1 to listen to reading or assess. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fall fun!

October and November have been busy months for us in our Kindergarten classroom!! Here are some pictures of what we have done!
Counting with candy corn.
Counting to match a numeral.
Identifying beginning and ending sounds in words.

Learning about Christopher Columbus and making ships with poems.

We researched and learned about bats and then used the information we learned to write informational writings about them.
We used a bag on our hand to see what it must be like to have bat wings.
The bag is like the skin on the bats wings that is stretched over their tiny finger bones.
We began learning about word families.
We sequenced There Was Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat.

We read Monster themed books and practiced labeling a monster. We sounded out the words together as a class then labeled another monster by ourselves. We had to stretch the words out like rubberbands and write down the sounds we heard.

We researched and learned about spiders. We used the information we learned to write an informational book about spiders.


We read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything and sequenced it.
We must the pieces of the story together just like the pieces did at the end of the story to create a scarecrow!
We have a new story problem to solve each week!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Peek At Our Week

In Math, we have continued counting with friends. One day we rolled a dice with number words on it and then drew an amount to match.

Another day we worked with a partner to read number words and build the amount on a 10s frame. 

In Science this week we experimented with motion and how objects move! We raced cars and predicted which one would go  farther and why.

We also played Simon Says to practice different motions that objects have.

Our mystery reader this week was Aiden's grandmother! 
She brought some pictures of Aiden's family, a favorite book, his favorite mint, and a favorite snack of his to share with us!