Money- The students were introduced to different coins ( (pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters) and their values. They were able to explore different coins sensorially and learn how much they are all worth. The students also practiced grouping different coins to count their value when put together. We would like to share some details and informations on how drop domestic violence charges are made.
Over the last two weeks, we read a story called Screen of Frogs. It was about a lazy man who didn’t want to work. The moral of the story was that our actions affect others, and hard work goes a long way.
The kindergartners acted out a scene where the frog grabs the man’s leg. They had to react how they thought Koji would act. They responded to interpretive questions and completed worksheets that went along with the story. The kindergartners shared ideas with each other and even did an evaluation on how well they listened to each other.
A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks
-The students will listen to a story of a girl who gies to the store by herself for thr first time.
-The students will continue to work on evaluative questions.
-The students will learn vocab words: stumbled, examined, and nudged.
Fractions: The kindergarten students have been learning how to identify fractions from whole to eighths. We have been talking about what the numerator and denominator are and why they are important. The students have been having fun figuring out equivalences and sensorially adding fractions together.
Project: These students are researching plants, flowers and animals from Africa.
A peak into next week: Money (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and half dollars)
Kindergarten Lessons: This week we started our two week journey in the fascinating world of Geometry. We learned that there is just not one kind of triangle. Actually, there are many kinds of triangles but we focused on three (Equilateral, Isosceles, and Scalene). We then looked at Quadrilaterals which are any four sided shape (square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, chevron). We moved on to polygons (pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon). Learning how to count in Greek really paid off during this session.
Cultural Subjects: We can now count to ten in 21 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Cebuano, and Malay).
Peek Into The Kindergarten Room:
Notice how two scalene triangles make an equilateral triangle, three isosceles make an equilateral triangle, and four small equilateral triangle make on bigger equilateral triangle. Your children have.
Peek Into Next Week (2/26/2018): Lesson– More Geometry Language– We will be adding Hindi Synonym of the week– wet Sight words of the week– write them
Fractions: The kindergarten students have been learning how to identify fractions from whole to eighths. We have been talking about what the numerator and denominator are and why they are important. The students have been having fun making their own fraction books.
Week Of 2/5/2018: The kindergarten students learned how to divide using manipulatives (Stamp Game). They learned static division (without borrowing) and dynamic division (with borrowing).
Purpose For The Stamp Game: The stamp game is a tool for learning and reinforcing knowledge of the four maths operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The stamp game directly corresponds to the golden bead material which gave the child exposure to the decimal system.
Week Of 2/12/2018: We broke away from the four operations and learned about fractions. The purpose of fractions are to help the child gain a sensorial impression of fraction, introduction to the concept and notation of fractions, sensorial exploration of equivalency among fraction. We divided things like circles, triangles, and rectangles. We divided the class into boys/girls, Mr. John’s Students/Ms. Kate’s Students, and Buckeye Fans/xicigan fans. No ficigan fans were found.
Cultural Subjects: We can now count to ten in 21 different languages (English, Sign Language, Latin, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese Dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagolog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, and Polish),
since we really focus on the language part of the education, so we try to teach as many languages as possible, and also give dialectical therapy for the kids that needed.
Peek Into the Next Few Weeks:
Week of 2/19/2018: Geometry– Geometric Cabinet and Construction Boxes Language– We will be adding Serbo-Croation Synonym of the week– Dry Sight words of the week– Would About
Week of 2/26/2018: More Shapes– Review of last week’s shapes and adding the Geometric Solids Language– We will be adding Cebuano Synonym of the week– Wet Sight words of the week– Write Them
Over the last couple weeks the kindergartners read a poem called Every Time I Climb a Tree. The poem is about a little boy who enjoys climbing trees, and describes what all he sees while he’s in the tree. To start the reading we went outside and observed the trees and discussed what we saw and heard while observing. We then read the poem together and talked about how poems have rhythm, so we clapped out the rhythm together while I read aloud. The students got to write their own poem of a place that makes them feel free like the boy felt in the poem. They also drew what things the boy sees while he’s up in the tree. Because, it was the end if the volume, the students got to pick a character from the last three stories we read to ask a question.
A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks
-The students will listen to a story about a lazy rich man.
-The students will answer interpretive questions and complete activities about the story.
-The students will evaluate how well they shared and listened to each other during the story.
This week we started a new story called The Fire Cat. Our first reading we read the story and shared our questions with one another. This lesson provides a connection to the story so that it helps the children understand the story a bit better. In our second reading, the children listened to the story and then we did a movement activity. The children acted out a scene that took place in the firehouse when the cats come to look at the truck. The kids had a blast with this one. We then finished up our lesson with a writing activity. With our lesson the children were able to think more deeply about the key details in the story.