Academic Enrichment | week of February 19th | Tallmadge

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.

Fraction Skittles: Identifying and labeling fractions.
Equivalences: This student is proud that he discovered 1/2+1/4+1/4=1 whole.
Sensorially making equivalences using fraction tiles.

Project: These students are researching plants, flowers and animals from Africa.

  

A peak into next week: Money (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and half dollars)


Academic Enrichment | week of February 12th | Tallmadge

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.

Making fraction books
This student is journaling about how if he could have any animal in the world it would be a cat.

A peak into next week: Fractions


Academic Enrichment | week of February 5th | Tallmadge

Measuring: The kindergarten students have been learning how to measure to the nearest inch, half inch and forth of an inch. They have been having fun measuring different things around the classroom.

International Festival Project: These students are filling out part of their KWHL Chart.

Topic: Animals from Africa
Topic: Animals from Africa
Topic: Plants and Flowers from Africa

A peak into next week: Fractions


A Peek Into Reading Group

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.


Academic Enrichment | week of January 29th | Tallmadge

Measuring: The kindergarten students have been learning how to measure to the nearest inch and half inch.

Their first walking field trip to the Tallmadge Library!
This student is measuring a tissue box to the nearest whole or half of an inch.
This student is journaling about how she jumped out of bed in the morning, because she was so excited to come to school!
This student is measuring lines on a paper to the nearest whole or half of an inch and recording it.

A peak into next week: Measuring to the nearest forth of an inch.


Academic Enrichment | week of January 22nd | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the students have been learning how to tell time to the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter till.

This child is reading digital time and then creating it by herself on an analog clock.
This child is reading quarter till times and demonstrating what that would look like on a clock, by drawing it on a paper clock book he is creating.

A Peak into Next Week: Using a ruler to measure inches and centimeters


A Peek into Science | 1/15 and 1/22 | Tallmadge Campus

MLK Jr. Brown/White Egg Experiment: The students used their five senses to observe the similarities and differences between brown and white eggs. After cracking both eggs they came to an understanding that people and eggs may look very different on the outside but are the same on the inside.

Balloon Rocket: We tied string between two chairs and placed a straw on the string. Then, we blew up a balloon and taped it to the straw. After that we released the blown up balloon and watched the balloon shoot to the other chair. As the air rushed out of the balloon, it created a forward motion called thrust. We talked about how thrust is a pushing force created by energy. That is why the balloon was able to move between chairs.


Academic Enrichment | week of January 15th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the students have been learning how to tell time to the hour, half past and quarter past.

This child is reading the time “quarter past 5” and demonstrating what that would look like on a clock by drawing it on a dry erase board.
This child was so excited to read 7:15 and then use a clock to create quarter past 7 on his own.
This child is reading digital time and then creating it by himself on an analog clock.

A Peak into Next Week: continue time (quarter till)


A Peek Into Reading Group

Over the past few weeks due to all of the days off, the kindergartners listened to a story called The Fire Cat. This story is about a cat who constantly gets in to trouble, and then ends up doing great things after working with a group of firemen. We had an interpretive discussion about the story. We talked about why Mrs. Goodkind told Pickles he isn’t good or bad but “mixed-up”, and why was Pickles happy at the end of the story. They had to write down responses to questions and draw a picture of a scene from the story. The kindergartners even got to act out a scene where Pickles chased the smaller cats. They love getting to move and pretend to be the characters from stories.

A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks

-The students will listen to a poem.

-The students will learn about rhythm in poems.

-The students will practice choral reading.

 

 


Academic Enrichment | week of January 8th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past couple of weeks the students have been learning how to tell time to the hour and half past.

Parts of a Clock: These students are learning the different parts of a clock: face, minute hand and hour hand.
I Have… Who has??? These students are playing a game where they have to read an analog clock to identify what time their clock says, then they have to read the digital time to ask who has a specific time.

A Peak into Next Week: continue time (hour and half past)