The kindergarten students have been working hard on learning dynamic multiplication using the golden beads, stamp game, bead frame, multiplication bead board and dot board to solve problems.
Multiplication Bead Board: These students have been working very hard to complete all of the multiples of 1’s through 10’s by multiplying by 1 through 10. For example 1×1 through 1×10, 2×1 through 2×10, 3×1 through 3×10 etc.
Kindergarten Lessons: Weeks of December 4th and December 11th
The first week of December found ourselves looking at five different kind of animals, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and Fish, and what make these animals, well, those animals. See below…
Mammals: Vertebrates, warm blooded, born alive, skin has hair or fur, and babies drink mother’s milk
Reptiles: Vertebrates, cold blooded, born from hard shell eggs, skin is dry and scaly
Amphibians: Vertebrates, cold blooded, born from jelly eggs, sk8n 8s soft and moist. Amphibian meanswer from two worlds.
Birds: Vertebrates, warm blooded, born from hard shell eggs, feathers
Fish: Vertebrates, cold blooded, born alive or jelly eggs, skin is slimy and scaly
The Week of December 11th we discovered the ruler and started measuring things. We learned how to line the ruler to whatever we were measuring and learned how to measure in inches (in, “) and centimeters (CM).
Peek Into Next Week: We will be starting our lesson in math!!!!!! My favorite subject.
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!
The last couple of weeks we read a Russian folk tale called The Three Wishes. The story was about a poor man and his white who were granted three wishes by an Imp. They did not use their wishes wisely and ended up wishing sausages to be hung from the husbands nose! In the story we learned some new vocabulary words trudged, useless, and slumped. The kindergartners were able to act out one of the vocabulary words, and had many writing and interpretive activities.
A Peek Into the next two weeks
-The kindergartners will be reading a story called Me First.
-The kindergartners will have discussions about the concept of going first and taking turns.
-The kindergartners will learn new vocabulary words: arguing, sprinted, and trotted.
This past week we got our new books! The children were super excited! The story we read was called The Three Wishes by Margot Zemach. Our first session we read the story together and then discussed our sharing questions as a class. Our second reading together we listened to the story again, we then read together the highlighted phrases and acted out a scene! Near the end of class the children were able to brainstorm their ideas about what they thought the wife was thinking when the sausages grew on the man’s nose? I love hearing the children listen to each other ideas and then share their own thoughts.
We finished our counting money by looking at the different bills (paper money). Paper money was fairly easy to associate and dollar amount for obvious reasons. We did examine the different looks of these bills. We then combined the paper money and coins.
We came from break looking at parts of the leaf, parts of the flower, and parts of the tree. We had a discussion on what makes a living thing, a living thing. We learned that all living things need to:
Be able to reproduce Be able to grow Eat or take in nutrients Breathe or exchange gases All living things need water
These criterion differentiates my shoe from a bird or a pencil from my students. I posed the question “Are trees, plants, grass living things?” we went through the above criterion and determined Plants….
Reproduce via seeds
They need water and get nutrients from the soil
They exchange gases (take in Carbon Dioxide and expel Oxygen)
Due to the Christmas show rehearsals we will not be learning additional languages, sight words, or synonyms.