A Peek Into Reading Group

These last two weeks, we read a story called The Tin Forest. It was about an old man who lived far away from anyone and lived amongst trash. At night he would dream about a beautiful forest with plants and animals. He decided one day to build the forest of his dreams out of the trash. The students got to participate in  vocabulary activities to enhance their understanding of the words, discuss questions about the strory, and complete writing prompts. They really enjoyed acting out the scene where the old man builds the forest out of trash.

A Peek Into Next Week

-The students will listen to a poem about a stormy night.

-The students will learn vocab words: howling, prowling, and whine.

-The students will to write their own poem.


Academic Enrichment | week of March 12th | Tallmadge

Geometric Solids: The kindergarten students learned the names for all ten of the geometric wooden solids: triangular prism, rectangular prism, cube, cylinder, cone, triangular pyramid, square pyramid, sphere, ellipsoid and ovoid.

Identifying and labeling the geometric solids
Identifying and labeling the geometric solids by touch
Identifying and labeling the geometric solids by touch
Identifying and labeling the geometric solids by touch

A peak into next week: Construction boxes


Academic Enrichment | week of March 5th | Tallmadge

Shapes- The students learned that there are different types of triangles (equilateral, scalene and isosceles). They also learned the names of polygons such as: 3: triangle 4: quadrilateral 5: pentagon 6: hexagon 7: heptagon 8: octagon 9: nonagon and 10: decagon.

Tracing and labeling an isosceles triangle (a triangle that has two sides of equal length.)
Tracing and labeling a scalene triangle (a triangle that has three unequal sides.)
Tracing and labeling  a pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon and decagon.

A peak into next week: Geometric Solids


A Peek Into Reading Group

Over the last two weeks we read a story of a little girl who got to go buy eggs all by herself for the first time. Her parents told her not to dilly-dally and come right home. On her way home, she wanted to pick apples and ended up dropping the eggs and breaking them. Her parents found out, but showed her grace and forgiveness. The kindergartners practiced reading the purple highlighted words, and continued to practice discussing and listening to each other. They participated in reading comprehension activities by drawing pictures, writing responses, and acting out a scene where Hetty walks across the stream with the eggs. At the end of the story, the group filled out an evaluation on how well they worked in discussion. They came up with a goal to listen to friends’ ideas and reasons.

 

A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks

-The students will read a story of a man who dreams of a different life.

-The students will participate in vocabulary activities.

-The students will learn about the genre fantasy fiction.


Academic Enrichment | week of February 26th | Tallmadge

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.

Matching pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to their written value.
Coin Rubbing

A Peak Into Next Week- Shapes


A Peek Into Reading Group

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.


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.