Our week was filled with fun and excitement as we learned about Musical Instruments and The Orchestra! The children learned that an orchestra is made up of several different families: The Brass Family, The Woodwind Family, The Percussion Family, and The String Family. The children also enjoyed preparing for their on musical performance at The Christmas Show! Our class seems to really love music and many of them actually sing while they work! I have a feeling we may have quite a few future musicians in our class!
This week has been a busy and productive week in our classroom! We learned all about Arctic Animals and what kinds of animals live in the Arctic! We also learned that animals in the arctic are white,gray,and black in order to camoflage themeselves. We also learned that many arctic animals, such as Polar Bears and the Walrus have a layer of fat, called blubber, which helps them to stay warm in the icy water as they hunt for fish. Ms. Mel also worked with the children during their afternoon group time on counting in Italian!
Proud of her work writing her letters in the Sand Tray!
Proud of her work writing “t ” on the chalkboard! Also a great predecessor to practicing letter formation before writing on paper!
Helping to take responsibilty for our classroom by preparing snack!
Thank you to Ms. Schnee (Harper’s mom) and Ms. Brandy (London’s mom) for coming to read to us this week!
It was so nice to be back after a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! Before break, we enjoyed making Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup and homemade bread together! We also enjoyed learning about the First Thanksgiving!
This week, we learned all about the weather! We learned about how clouds are made up of water vapor and when the droplets become heavy enough gravity pulls them back toward the earth as rain drops. We also made a chart to track the weather this week to see how many sunny, rainy, cloudy, and snowy days we had this week. As a wonderful surprise for the end of November, we had more sunny days! We also discussed what kinds of clothes we wear during different kinds of weather.
A Peek Into Next Week:
-Learning about Arctic Animals.
-Learning how Arctic Animals stay warm.
-Why do many Arctic Animals have white fur, skin, or feathers?
During the past couple of weeks in Handwriting, we have been working on Lower Case and the common initial strokes used to form those letters. We have been carefully working forming the lower case letters i, t, and j in cursive. Our Kindergarten students have been working hard on carefully forming each letter and I’m so proud of their progress!
This week we have been learning all about Turkeys and how Turkeys are a part of the bird family! The children also enjoyed discussing what they are thankful for! Please take time to check out our bulletin board and check out what your child is thankful for!
This has been a wonderful week in our classroom! This week we have learned all about Kindness! We discussed how being kind means we treat others the way we would like to be treated. The children also filled up our Kindness Jar, so we were able to do something kind for another class and go visit them! So much fun!
The past two weeks in Handwriting, we have been working on answering a question of the day and writing our answer in cursive. Some of our questions have been, ” What will you be for Halloween?” and ” What did you have for lunch today?” and ” What is your middle name?”. The children are also working on spelling their answer phonetically.
Something to practice with your child at home is writing their first name in cursive! I’m so proud of how our Kindergarten student’s handwriting has come along so far this year!
This week, we learned all about Families! We learned ASL signs for Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Grandma, and Grandpa. We also read about how families come in differents sizes and can be made up of different types of people!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-What does Kindness mean?
-How can we be kind to others?
-Doing something kind for another class, now that our Kindness Jar is full!
The past two weeks have taken us all the way to the letter Z in Handwriting! We also started answering a couple of journal questions, putting into practice what we have learned thus far. Our two journal questions so far have been “What is your favorite color?” and “What will you be for Halloween?” The goal is to have the children begin to expressively write on their own and to practice their letter formation on paper. I’m so proud of their progress so far!
I would encourage you to help your child practice their handwriting at home by phonetically spelling words on their own. Why not have them help you write the grocery list this week?
This week was a blast! We learned all about Bats and other animals that might be considered ” creepy”. We read the book ” Stellaluna” , which tells the story of little bat who is adopted by a family of birds, which led into our discussion about the differences between bats and birds and we learned about the Parts Of The Bat. We also had a wonderful time at our Halloween Party!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-Discuss Family traditions and celebrations.
-Discuss how every family is unique and special.
-Discuss how pets are also part of our families.