What a great week in kindergarten! Isaiah was our Star Student, and we enjoyed learning more about him. Ella is up next on the 23rd.
Our class earned the Golden Spoon today at the assembly for great cafeteria behavior this week! Way to go! :)
In math, we discussed number sense 1-20. We also continued to work on problem solving, counting to 100, and counting backward from 20.
In Language Arts, our sight words were 'be' and 'if'. Our word family was -ay. We compared fiction to nonfiction in reading workshop. We started discussing CVC pattern words, and continued to learn about long/short vowels. We focused on our experiences with our Project Lead the Way activities in writing.
In Science, we learned about objects in the sky. We read books and gathered facts about clouds, the sun, the moon, and stars. We drew a diagram of each in our science journals, and recorded facts that we learned.
Sight words/word family: there, was, -ad
HWT: lowercase s and w
Writing: Penguin Research
Reading: Informational texts: Penguins
Math: Number Sense 1-20
Science: Day and Night
Technology: Nearpod, My Storyteller, Sight Words, Animoto, Seasaw, Duck Duck Moose, Starfall
Project Lead the Way:
We are halfway through module one, and what an exciting adventure it has been!! We discussed the role of an engineer, and the structures and functions of items around us. We read Jack and the Beanstalk, and explored designing our own beanstalks. We put on our engineer hats and made sure to: ask questions, explore, model, and evaluate. We also learned that it takes several tries/attempts to make our ideas come to life, and that's okay!! The cheers and huge smiles were so amazing. They had 10 pipecleaners, and had to make a beanstalk as tall as possible whiles still standing on its own. They are currently being displayed in the hall...but they each took a picture and uploaded to Seesaw (I would like to mention, they did that all on their own!!). They then airdropped a picture to me, so it could be on the projector. They each shared the picture of their beanstalk with the class, and explained their design process. They also identified what they would do the same, and what they would change...and why! So excited to continue to learn with PLTW next week!
**Ask your kiddos about the words in bold...you'll be so proud of what they have learned!!**
Here is the website if you would like to learn more about PLTW!
- January 13th: Report cards and Tuesday folders go home
- January 16th: MLK Day, no school
- January 19th: FBE Family Science Night 6-8
- January 27th: Six Flags Reading Logs due
Thanks for a great week! Enjoy your 3-day weekend!