Popcorn Words: a, red
This week in writers workshop we learned that we can think of something that we know about, draw it and write the beginning sounds while labeling our drawings. The students did an excellent job coming up with different topics they know a lot about. We also learned that when we think we may be done with a piece of writing, we need to check it over. We are starting to learn that when we are done, we have just begun! We can always add to our picture, add to our writing or start a new piece of writing. We need to work the whole time to make the most out of our writing workshop time.
On Monday, we kicked off our first reading workshop lesson by learning that readers walk through the world in a special way. They don’t just see things, they read things too! We learned that we are readers and can already read different signs in our school and out in our world! We looked at pictures of items on our screen and the we talked about how we can read them! We are learning to Look, Think and Read!
On Tuesday, we talked about what it means to be a “Book Lover”. We learned that a book lover takes care of their books by being gentle with them, not eating or using supplies around them and putting them back where we got them from. As a class, we pledged to be book lovers, then we each made a book love bookmark for our book bins.
On Monday, we kicked off our “Cool Tools” lesson with reading “Franklin’s Bad Day”. We learned when it is time to get out of a situation, sometimes the best thing is to walk away. Our big inflatable “Cool Tool” shoe helped us to remember this.
On Tuesday, we read Rainbow Fish and learned that our words matter. We learned that we need to be like an ERASER and forgive ourselves for mistakes that we make and learn from them. We also need to forgive others too who may say or do hurtful things to us. We colored a picture of a rainbow fish…and even got a shimmery and shiny scale to put on it!
On Wednesday, we read when “I Feel Angry”. We discussed what to do if we feel upset and angry at school such as talk to an adult, take a walk with an adult, walk away from the situation, count to 10, etc… We looked at ice melting in a bag and discussed how it is important for us to cool down when we feel angry.
On Thursday, we read Chrysanthemum and learned that words spoken hurt other’s feelings and are impossible to take back, like toothpaste.
On Monday, we started Unit #1 in our math curriculum! The students were introduced to “Anno’s Counting” Book and together we read the book and discussed numbers 1-10. We also practiced counting numbers 1-10 by using the number parade. Later in the week we explored with our math manipulatives! The students were introduced to the number tiles 1-5, 10 counters and the math tray. We had fun exploring and counting with our manipulatives. We also practiced writing our numbers 1-5 on white boards.
ABC Boot Camp
Over a long summer break some kinders may need a refresher with their letter names and sounds! So on Monday, we started our ABC Boot Camp. We started with the letter Aa and discussed its name, sound and how to write upper and lowercase Aa. The students had fun making an Aa book, coloring an Aa page and writing uppercase and lowercase Aa. We continued on with Bb, Cc, Dd throughout the week. It is our hope to do a letter a day until we finish all 26!
As a class we are learning how to SOAR- Be Safe, Own It, Act Responsibly and Be Respectful at school! This week we learned about noise levels. When Mrs. Tindall has a fist in the air it means that we need to be quiet. We use this procedure in the hallway. Please see our school wide expectations below.
A Special Visit
We were SO EXCITED to have our principal, Mr. Waldie visit us and read one of his favorite books to us, Elephant and Piggie, A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems. We LOVED having Mr. Waldie visit with us! He is just like us, it was his first week of school too at Georgetown. Thanks for visiting with us, Mr. Waldie!
We had a blast celebrating the color RED today! The students enjoyed discussing the color, reading a red poem, singing a red song, reading a Clifford book, making a Clifford and making a small flip book on the color red! Check out some of our pictures below:
Indoor and Outdoor Play Fun
We had a blast celebrating Laken’s birthday this week! He turns six tomorrow:)
- Send your child’s blue folder back and forth to school each day.
- Please remember to send TWO healthy snacks for your child. Please insure these snacks are NOT placed in a lunch box. Instead place them in container or baggy in your child’s backpack. Show your child where these snacks are located and please make sure they are snacks your child likes to eat:) This will help to lessen confusion when ordering hot lunches each morning.
- If you would like your child to receive milk with their cold lunch—please attach a note to the outside of their lunch box. This will help make the milk ordering smoother each day:)
- Please send your child’s blanket/towel and cuddle buddy back to school on Tuesday–they went home today so they could be washed over the weekend.
*Monday, Sept 6 – No School
*Tuesday, Sept 7– Art
*Wednesday, Sept 8 – STEAM, Happy Birthday Ellie!
*Thursday, Sept 9 – Music, Jet’s Pizza Night 4-9pm.
*Friday, Sept 10 – Gym; Color Day—-Wear Yellow
*Friday, Sept. 17 – Early Release, dismissal 12:15pm