Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students continued to learn how to tell time to the hour, half past and quarter past.
Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters f and e. To make a lowercase cursive letter f they learned to loop up to the top line, drop down halfway below the baseline, hook up to the baseline, touch and glide. To make a lowercase cursive letter e they learned to small loop up to the midline and down to the baseline.
A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter till)
The group listened to a story called Screen of Frogs. It was about a lazy, rich, man who refused to work. He bought many things with his money and ended up having a lot of debts. The man was going to sell his land and mountainside to pay off his debts. While he was measuring his land, Koji got tired and fell asleep. He was suddenly awoken by a large green frog dressed in weeds. The frog pleaded with Koji to not sell his land so that the animals don’t go homeless. The man decides to keep his land and work in order to pay back his debts.
The kindergartners participated in interpretive and evaluative activities to aide in comprehension. They wrote down what they were wondering about while listening to the story, drew what Koji was thinking about when the frog talks to him, drew Koji’s land, and whether they would sell the screen if frogs or not.
These students are sharing their drawings of what they think Koji’s land looks like:
A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks
-the students will listen to a story about a girl who gets to run an errand o her own for the first time.
-the students will learn the vocabulary words: stumbled, examined, and nudged
-the students will participate in discussions and evaluative activities.
Telling Time: The past week the kindergarten students continued to learn how to tell time to the hour and half past.
Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive letters l and b. To make a lowercase cursive letter l they learned to loop up to the top line, down to the baseline. To make a lowercase cursive letter b they learned loop up to the top line, down to the baseline, swing up to the midline, dip connector at the midline.
A peek into next week: Telling Time (to the hour, half past and quarter past)
For Reading Group these last two weeks, we read a poem together about a child who likes to climb trees. The kindergartners learned about how poems have rhythm, so while I read we clapped to the beat of the poem.
The group participated in activities such as drawing what the child saw while she was up in the tree, writting their own poem, and writting down what question they would ask a character from previous stories.
A Peek Into Next Week
– The students will be reading a story about a rich lazy man.
– The students will be learning the vocabulary words: wealthy, valuable, and admire.
– The students will be participating in evaluative activities.
Money- The students were introduced to different coins ( (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars) 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.
Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words dad, quit, pig, dip, jug and cut.
The kindergarten students have been working hard on learning different ways to solve multiplication problems. Below they are pictured using the multiplication bead board. This work gives them the opportunity to practice multiplication in a way that will lead them to memorization of the essential multiplication tables.
Cursive Handwriting: The students practiced writing the lowercase cursive words sat, us, rip, sad, gap and rust.
The last story the kindergartners listened to was The Fire Cat. The story was about a cat who got into trouble a lot and didn’t have any friends. One day he chases a little cat up into a tree, and ends up getting stuck. A fireman comes to rescue him and ends up taking him to the fire house to become a fire cat.
Throughout the story the group was able to participate in discussion, share their opinions, and practice reading parts of the story aloud. They also completed comprehension activities that went along with the story.
The students are sharing their drawings of the fire cat chasing smaller cats
A Peek Into After Break
– The students will be listening to a poem called Every Time I climb a Tree.
– The students will learn about rhythm in poems.
– The students will learn the vocabulary words: skin, dodge, spot.