In kindergarten and first grade we play, explore, and create across the curriculum. Children participate in activities to help them grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally.
Teamwork was in full swing in math today! Students used manipulatives, along with work mats, to compose single and double digit numbers. Great work all around!
After exploring our base-10 system, mathematicians took on the engineering challenge of building Dr. Seuss' "rink-rinker fink, from his story Oh, the Thinks You Can Think.
Does it get any better in kindergarten and first grade than Girl Scout cookies and toy vehicles? Those have been the topics driving our writing over the last week. We talked about what it means to be a "judge" and to make decisions. Students picked their favorite of each (cookie and vehicle), then explained why. Below are the pictures of students drawing detailed pictures of their favorite vehicle.
Each week in the month of March we will focus on reading (in-depth) two or three stories by Dr. Seuss (In honor of his birthday, March 2). Activities in math, reading, and science have been planned to coordinate with the books we read. This week we read Socks on Fox, and Horton Hears a Who. Students reread Socks on Fox in library, then decorated a sock. We used the socks to create a graph in math, answering the question: Did you wear funky-wacky socks to school today? Yes or No?
To go along with the story Horton Hears a Who, students created Horton using paper and a balloon on one side, and on the other side is a quote from Horton Hears a Who that reads "A person's a person. No matter how small." Beneath this quote is their thumb print.
Dr. Seuss's birthday is this month, and we will be celebrating ALL MONTH with various activities in math, science, reading, and writing. There will be wacky Dr. Seuss days, and Dr. Seuss inspired crafts.
On the Calendar:
Also known as: High frequency words.
These are words that appear regularly and more often than others in the stories we read. By practicing to recognize and read these words smoothly, children are better capable of reading these words in texts. Every child will have a set of words that will go home and come back to school daily. Please have your child read these words to you at least three times (once when you or your child gets home, once before bed, and once before school; or however it works best for you and your family). Your child will be asked to read, write, and spell these words at school, so please make sure these words come to school every day! With mastery, children will be able to "level up" to a longer list or a list with a different color.
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