A Peak into Reading Group

The last story we read is called Me First. It was about two siblings that always wanted to win and be first. By the end of the story they end up helping each other and stop arguing. The kindergartners continued to practice reading along with the purple highlighted sentences. We had a discussion with interpretive questions about the story. Such as, “Why did the kids stop arguing amd start cooperating by the end of the story.” These discussions help the students to delve deeper into the meaning of the story and analyze the characters actions.

The students are writing down what they were wondering about after hearing the story for the first time.

 

Sharing why Martha helped clean the cob webs off of Hal.
Sharing drawings with each other.

 


Academic Enrichment | week of December 11th | Tallmadge

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.

Cursive: This child is practicing writing cursive letters. She is developing multiple skills involving her eyes, arms, hands, memory, posture and body control.

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.

 

A Peek into Science | Week of 12/11 | Tallmadge Campus

Peppermint Oobleck: We mixed cornstarch, water and candy canes together. It became a solid. No wait it became a liquid. Wait, it became both!  We were able to pick up solid a chunk and pack it into a ball, but as soon as we stopped forming the ball it oozed into a liquid. The children learned that this is called a non-newtonian liquid, which is a substance that acts like both a liquid and a solid.


Academic Enrichment | week of December 4th | Tallmadge

The kindergarten students have been working hard on learning both static and dynamic multiplication using the golden beads, stamp game, bead frame and dot board to solve problems.

Stamp Game: This child is using the stamp game to do multiplication. It works like the golden beads but instead of unit beads there are unit stamps. Instead of ten bars there are ten stamps. Instead of hundred squares there are hundred stamps. Instead of thousand cubes there are thousand stamps.
Multiplication Bead Board: This child is practicing multiplication by placing the number being multiplied on the board as many times as the multiplier indicates. This work leads to the memorization of the essential multiplication tables.
Journal: This child is using his journal time to write about riding on a flying reindeer.

A Look Into Next Week: Static and Dynamic (exchanging) Multiplication 

  • Exchanging 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s
  • Using single units, 10 bars, 100 squares and 1000 cubes
  • Discovering that multiplication is simply repeat addition

A Peek at Our Week | Ms. Courtney’s Classroom | Week of December 4th

The past week the children have been working hard to practice for the Christmas show multiple times a day. Below are this weeks adventures of Cat Baby Elf Pants!

   

Guest Readers

 

Work Time

Color Box 4: This child is grading different colors from darkest to lightest, while also refining her sense of sight.
Zipping: This child is developing her independence and concentration while also gaining finger control and dexterity to manipulate a zipper.
Linear Counting: This child is working on one of our cubed bead chains, he is identifying the names of the numbers and seeing the correspondence of the quantities with the written number on the cards. He is also discovering that 5X1=5, 5X2=10, 5X3=15 and so on.
Cursive Chalkboard Writing: This child is practicing writing cursive letters on a chalkboard. She is developing multiple skills involving her eyes, arms, hands, memory, posture and body control.
Dishwashing: This child is using many motor skills while also remembering the order and sequence of each action to successfully wash dishes, which naturally leads to the development of concentration.

Reminders

Christmas Show Rehearsal | December 13th 6 PM to 8 PM

Christmas Show | December 15th 6 PM to 8 PM | NO AFTERCARE

Pajama and Show-N-Tell Day | December 20th

Christmas Break | December 21st to January 2nd

A Look into Next Week: Christmas Program

  • The children will be practicing for the Christmas show multiple times a day.

A Peek Into Reading Group

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.

The kindergartners are acting out trudging through the gym.
This student is sharing his drawing of what he thinks the Imp looks like from the story.
The group is writing whether they would or would not wish the sausages off the man’s nose if they were the wife.

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.



Academic Enrichment | week of November 27th | Tallmadge

The kindergarten students have been working hard on learning both static and dynamic multiplication using the golden beads, stamp game, bead frame and dot board to solve problems.

Stamp Game: These children are using the stamp game to do multiplication. It works like the golden beads but instead of unit beads there are unit stamps. Instead of ten bars there are ten stamps. Instead of hundred squares there are hundred stamps. Instead of thousand cubes there are thousand stamps.

 

A Look Into Next Week: Static and Dynamic (exchanging) Multiplication 

  • Exchanging 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s
  • Using single units, 10 bars, 100 squares and 1000 cubes
  • Discovering that multiplication is simply repeat addition

A Peek into Reading Group

With Ms. Faith

The last two weeks we read a poem called Stray Cat. It was describing a mangy, dirty cat that the speaker of the poem found. We learned about different aspects of a poem, like what stanzas are, who the speaker is in a poem, and how words in poems usually rhyme. We disscused why the speaker used so many describing words for the cat, and decided it was because the speaker wanted you to be able to imagine what the cat looked like.

 

The children took turns sharing their drawings of how they think the stray cat looks.
Sharing what he wondered about while listening to the poem for the first time.

A Peek into the Next Two Weeks

-We will be reading a story about a couple who are granted three wishes

-We will be learning about what  folk tale is.

-We will be having a discussion with interpretive questions.

 

 


Academic Enrichment | week of November 13th | Tallmadge

The kindergarten students have been working hard on learning both static and dynamic addition using the golden beads. They have even started working on more abstract materials like the stamp game, bead frame and dot board to solve problems.

Dot Board: These children are learning to understand addition using the decimal system and are getting  better at working with larger numbers. This work emphasizes the fact that in each category there are never combinations that come to more than 9, so it is just as easy to add tens of thousands together as it is units.
Bead Frame: This child is using the bead frame to do dynamic addition. It is a more abstract way to work with the decimal system. When the child has ten units, tens, hundreds or thousands he has to focus on the process of exchanging. This child is also  further familiarizing himself  with the different categories: units, tens, hundreds and thousands. 
Bead Frame: This child is using the bead frame to do dynamic addition. It is a more abstract way to work with the decimal system. When the child has ten units, tens, hundreds or thousands he has to focus on the process of exchanging. This child is also  further familiarizing himself  with the different categories: units, tens, hundreds and thousands. 

A Look Into Next Week: Continue Dynamic Addition (exchanging)

  • Introduction of exchanging 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s
  • Using single units, 10 bars, 100 squares and 1000 cubes

Academic Enrichment | week of November 6th | Tallmadge

The kindergarten students have been working hard on learning both static and dynamic addition using the golden beads. They have even started working on more abstract materials like the stamp game and dot board to solve problems.

Equivalence: The students are learning that the word equivalence means to be equal or equivalent in value . They are discovering that 10 units are equivalent to 1 ten, 10 tens are equivalent to 1 hundred and that 10 hundreds are equivalent to 1 thousand.
Dynamic Addition: This child is doing dynamic addition using the golden beads. Dynamic addition simply means addition where we need to carry over an amount. The process is similar to static addition  except if the child has a group of ten he/she will need to exchange. Exchanging takes place when the child is combining the beads.
Dynamic Addition: This child is doing dynamic addition using the golden beads. Dynamic addition simply means addition where we need to carry over an amount. The process is similar to static addition  except if the child has a group of ten he/she will need to exchange. Exchanging takes place when the child is combining the beads.
Dynamic Addition: This child is doing dynamic addition using the golden beads. Dynamic addition simply means addition where we need to carry over an amount. The process is similar to static addition  except if the child has a group of ten he/she will need to exchange. Exchanging takes place when the child is combining the beads.

A Look Into Next Week: Continue Dynamic Addition (exchanging)

  • Introduction of exchanging 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s
  • Using single units, 10 bars, 100 squares and 1000 cubes