March, 2020

Courtney Owens

Classroom: Insects

The students learned that most insects do more good than bad. That bees, wasps, flies, beetles, mosquitoes and butterflies are great pollinators. Some insects eat other insects, keeping each insect group from getting too big. We also talked about how insects like ladybugs are a farmers best-friend, because they eat tiny crop eating insects called aphids. They also learned that all insects have three main body parts: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. The head has large compound eyes, the antenna (feelers), and the mouth parts. That the thorax is the middle region of the body and has the legs and wings. Then, their is the abdomen.

A peek into next week:

Kindergarten: Vowels and Consonants

The students learned to recognize and distinguish vowels from consonants, which is an important step in the development of reading and writing skills. We talked about how all words contain at least one vowel. The students were quickly able to recognize the vowels, which is great because they will have a strong foundation for learning rules and spelling patterns for short and long vowels, final vowels, unaccented vowels, silent vowels and irregular spellings.

A peek into next week:


COVID-19 | NO SCHOOL | March 16thApril 3rd

***Kindergarten students are to complete all the pages sent home in the black binders, continue working in their phonics workbooks and continue to fill out their reading logs.***

Parent Resources: 

Google Classroom “Absorbent Minds Primary (preschool) Students”
1. Go to
2. Click “sign in”
3. Click “join”
4. Enter class code: lvxrlnh
5. Click “join”
Enrichment Highlight:
In art class this week we experimented with India Ink and learned how to paint self portraits.
Work Time:
South America: This child is practicing returning all the countries to the map while learning their names.
Trinomial Cube: This child is learning how to put the Trinomial Cube together while also getting an introduction into algebra and preparation for the formula a3+3a2b+3a2c+6abc+b3+3ab2+3b2c+3ac2+3bc2+c3.
Movable Alphabet: This child is practicing blending and forming words phonetically to create the sentence “I lic to tac pictrs. (I like to take pictures.)

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