In handwriting , the children are continuing to make progress in writing in cursive! We currently have worked on I through Q, practicing writing the letters by themselves, then writing a sentence containing the letter we are working on that day. The Kindergarten students have also been asking me to write more words once they are finished! Please keep encouraging your children to practice their handwriting at home as well! I’m so proud of their progress!
This week was our last week on the story Big Wolf and Little Wolf. One of the activities that the children had to share was why or why not they would have left the little wolf under the tree. We then led a group discussion about their thoughts on this question. I love when we have discussions like this! I then wrote all their answers on our white board so they could write out their answers. Our last activity the children were able to discuss how they felt about the story and then write about what they would like to do differently the following week.
This week we learned about reptiles and what makes a reptile a reptile. Reptile are vertebrates, cold blooded (body temperature changes to the temperature around them), they are born from hard shelled eggs and their skin is dry and with scales. The children loved touching Elise (my Corn Snake) and Oliver (Ms. Kristen’s turtle).
The students can count to ten in 9 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect).
Sneak peek to next Week: We will be learning about Amphibians and the characteristics of.
This past week we learned about Mammals. Mammals are vertebrates (have a spine or backbone), warm blooded(their body temperature does not change), have hair or fur, live bearers, and eat/drink mother’s milk when young. Some mammals live in the water such as dolphins and whales. The only mammal that can fly is the bat! Oh and people are mammals!
Cultural Subjects: During line time we can count to ten in 7 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, and Japanese).
Peek into next week: Reptiles! Their characteristics and example of reptiles.
Letter The Week: G g
Rhyming Word Of The Week: bid
Parent Education Night Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30pm You can register to attend and for childcare by clicking this link
This week we talked about living and nonliving things. Your children now know what makes a living thing a living thing! All living things reproduce, grow, eat or take in nutrients, breathe or exchange gas, and need water. We are all in agreement that plants, animals, trees, grass, are living things!
Peek At Next Week:
Mammals: Characteristics: Warm Blooded, have hair or fur, vertebrates, born alive!
This week we had fun learning about the food groups in our class. Grains and Cereals, Fruit and Vegetables, Dairy (my favorite), meats and proteins, fats and sugars and how many servings we should have per day. Next week we will be identifying and learning the characteristics are of living things and non living things(non-living thing: me at 5 am in the morning). Notable events of this week was the death of guitarist Grant Hart from the band Husker Du and actor Harry Dean Stanton (Cool Hand Luke, Repo Man, Pretty In Pink,Wild At Heart).
Sneak Peek for Next Week: Living and Non-Living
Together we will spend time over the week learning about the characteristics of Living Things
(take in nourishment, breathe or exchange gases, grow, reproduce,etc)
Letter of the Week: Ee
Rhyming Word of the Week: bad
Such is what brings me to our classroom topic this week; Healthy Habits! We discussed how important our personal hygiene is. How we wash hands, brush teeth, eat healthy, exercise, and get plenty of sleep and next week we will visit the Food Pyramid and healthy eating habits, you can even find nutrition systems online, which sometimes are low cost, and easy to follow, so after you select it, you just need to figure out the nutrisystem cost.
A Peek into Next Week… All about the Food Pyramid!
Grains and cereals
Vegetables and fruits
Dairy (my favorite)
Meats and proteins.
Sweets and fats
Ramseyer Farm Field Trip Friday, September 22. Please make sure your child is in tennis shoes and is dressed for the weather. Please send lunches in a disposable container with disposable items. We will be unable to warm up leftovers at the farm.