Field Day

Special thanks to Coach Underwood for an awesome Kindergarten Field Day! Our students had a wonderful time.  I enjoyed having fun with the kiddos outside of our classroom! I only got one picture of each team…and this is before they got soaked!!  Oh…and I’m excited to say…Mrs. Wingo’s Class ROCKED the Tug-of-War games!!! We won all 3 matches!! Way to go kiddos!

EcoLand Field Trip

Our students had a great time on the field trip to EcoLand!  They were fully engaged the entire time and they absolutely loved it! This was an awesome experience for our kindergarten students!

The students were able to explore the outdoor investigation station.

 

 

One of the stations allowed the students to explore and observe real worms…

 

They used a magnifying glass as a tool to observe bugs and plants up close.

 

Each student was able to create a boat in the Water pod.  After each student made their boat we tested them to see if the boat would float down the river. The students used their imagination and creativity to make their boats.

 

 

More pictures of the outdoor investigation station.  They absolutely loved this!

Some even used binoculars to find things far away!

 

They found a bird’s nest in the bottom of a pole!

Sorting bugs!

Stamping with different outdoor items.

 

Fun with moon sand!

Sight Word List

The sight word list that came home today in your child’s folder will not be tested until April 21st. Since we have a short week this week and next week, we wanted to give the students a little extra time to learn the words.

 

Don’t forget about our Easter party! We would love for you to join us!

Thursday, April 13th at 11:00

Also, Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17th are bad weather days.

Week 30

Here is a look into our upcoming week:

Sight Words: Review: have, he, here, home, in

Bonus Words: them, then

*We will also be doing Gonoodle sight word practice!

**Our spelling test will be on Friday!

Morning Message:

April Mornings packet – we have a journal specifically for April.

*Other morning activities: free writing, word family houses, color word puzzles, reader’s theaters

Reading Skills: Reading Strategies, Story Elements Review

Phonics Skills: cvce words, swapping out begging sounds with a new sound Ex: best/test

Big Books/Shared Reading: Easter Books

Guided Reading Centers:

Listening: Listen to a QR code reader and complete a response page

Word Work: Word Families with Easter Eggs

Writing Center: Write the Room (eggs)/Free Writing Activity

Technology: Language Arts Games

Pocket Chart: cvc word eggs

Poetry: Spring/Poem work

Lightbulb: Word work activities

MIMIO: Renovated CVC Words

Interactive Writing: We will be writing all about spring. The students will get to write everything they know and like about it.

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused.

Writing Anchors: Capitals, Punctuation, Thinking, Tricky e.

Independent Writing: All about flowers or other plants

Poem: Spring

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Fluency (reading smoothly, not like a robot, and sounding like we talk)

-Word Chunks etc…

Penmanship: W-Z

Math Focus: Graphing/Number Sense

Number Talks:

-Number Sentence

-Make What You See

Classroom Routines:

-Subitizing Cards Game

-Count Around the Circle Game

Math Centers:

 

-Number Match word/numbers

-Add and Cover (Easter Themed)

-Spin and Graph

-Easter Addition

-Easter Subtraction

-Technology-Math Games

-Easter Ten Frames

 

Math Journals:

-problem solving

-teen numbers

-Missing Numbers

-Addition Fluency Practice

Small Group Math:

-Bear Caves

-Shake and Spill

Science: Plants

-Parts of a Plant

-Plant Life Cycle Activities

 

Have a FANTASTIC week!

Animal Research

Our class has been working hard on research for the last few days.  We will continue to work on animal research this week.  After they finish their research they will be able to share with the class what they have learned about the animal they are researching.

What’s Going On This Week!!

 

Sight Words: saw, review all other sight words

Morning Message: initial, middle, and final sounds in cvc words/Digraphs/Blends (We always focus on several other things such as chunking rhyming words, punctuation/capitalization etc…)

Interactive Writing: I plan to include how to pick a focus point in our writing and just write about that. As I model, I am going to show the students how to listen for initial sounds in words. For example, if I want to write the sentence: My little girl played ball. I would model sounding out the beginning sound of the words and not worry about the rest. I would still write it the correct way. My goal is to get the kiddos past asking, “Mrs. Wingo, how do you spell _______?” I want them to write what they hear! If they want to write: I can read a book, it is okay with me if it looks like: “I can r a b.”

Poems: Happy Birthday

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Word Chunks etc…

Reading Skills: Inferencing/Asking and Responding to questions about texts read aloud

Writing: Love is……/Independent Writing (picking a focus)

Writing Skill Focus: Capital letters in appropriate places and spacing between words.

Guided Reading: I will start the week by completing the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) on each individual student. We do this test 3 times a year and this will be the 2nd time. I will not be able to meet with reading groups this week until I get this test completed. However, I will let them choose a book that is on their level to bring home. Keep in mind, they will not have read with me in small group. I am hoping to knock the testing out by Tuesday, so I can get back to teaching small group reading on Wednesday!

Math: Number Sense/Problem Solving

Skills: 1 more/1 less, Comparing, Counting, Addition

Brainpopjr: Comparing Numbers

Mimio: Problem Solving

Math Anchors: Reviewing Comparing Sets of Numbers

Science: Groundhog Day

-Predicting: Will the groundhog see his shadow? Discuss results.

-Groundhog poem/books

Week 19

Here’s a look into what we are learning this week:

Sight Words: they, with

Morning Message: Rhyming/Initial/Final Sounds/Sight Word Fill in the Blank/Stretching Out Words/Reviewing: capitalization/punctuation

Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice (forwards and backwards), comparing #s (more than, less than, equal to), 1 less and 1 more than a given #

Big Books: The Mitten and other winter themed books

Interactive: Winter Story

Poem: Friends

Reading: Compound Words/Inferencing Skills/Story Elements/Retelling

anchors: Compound Words/Questions/The Mitten Story Elements/Retelling The Mitten

Writing: Winter Story-The kiddos will actually plan their story and begin writing it this week!

Review what writers do: Think, Draw, Label, Write/Why Writers Write/What Gets a Capital???

Math:

-Comparing Numbers

-more than, less than, equal to

-1 more, 1 less

-Addition Number Sentences

Number Talks

-Using illustrations to come up with addition sentences Ex. 2+2+2=6 or 5+1=6

-Addition Number Sentences

Investigations: Unit 3

Continuation from last week:

-Ordering Cards-playing independently now

Centers:

-Flashcard Addition w/unifix cubes

-Snowmen # Order

-Snowmen Ten Frames

-Snowflake Addition

-Measuring w/snowflakes

-Pocket Chart-Shapes (sides, corners, name)

-Math Tubs

Small Math Groups: Shake and Spill, 3d Shapes Book, Addition, Comparing #s

Math Journal:

-Problem Solving

-Measuring

-Skip Counting

Classroom Routines:

-Calendar-What days do we come to school? What days do we stay home?

 

Penmanship: C-E/Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC Center: Creating sight words in library pockets using popsicle sticks/Build It Sight Word Activity

Word Work: Write the room (sight words on snowmen)

Writing Center: Describe your Mitten

Technology: Symbaloo Literacy Games Ipads: Literacy Games

Pocket Chart: How Many Syllables?

Poetry: Friends

Library/Listening: QR code Winter Book Reading/Favorite Character/Setting

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities

Science/Social Studies: Martin Luther King Activities

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Here’s an idea of what we are learning this week:

Sight Words: said, here (I have some fun songs that go with these 2 words, so get ready for your kiddo to come home singing!)

Morning Message: Initial/Final Sounds/Sight Word Fill in the Blank/Stretching Out Words/Reviewing: capitalization/punctuation

Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice (forwards and backwards), comparing #s (more than, less than, equal to), 1 less and 1 more than a given #

Big Books: Snowmen at Night and other winter themed books

Interactive: New Year Resolutions/Winter Stories

Poem: I’m a Little Snowman

Reading: Reviewing: Syllables/Analyzing characters and their actions, story elements

We will also be discussing Beginning, Middle, and End and making predictions!

Writing: New Year Resolution/Winter Story

Review what writers do: Think, Draw, Label, Write

Math:

-2D/3D shapes (analyze attributes, compare, etc)

-more than, less than, equal to

-1 more, 1 less

Number Talks:

-Ways to make 10 using magnetic red/yellow counters

-Ways to make 7

-Using illustrations to come up with addition sentences Ex. 2+2+1=5

-Addition Number Sentences

Week 16

It’s the week before Christmas Break and all through the school…..students will be….

Reviewing and assessing!!!

Monday – BOUNCE HOUSES during Computer time!!

Tuesday- Polar Express Day!! Wear your dress code appropriate PJs!!!

Wednesday – Fun Christmas activities

Thursday – Early Release – 11:30 (students only)

Friday – Christmas Party!!! 9:00 – parents can begin set up for the party at 8:30.

 

I hope you all have a very Merry CHRISTmas!!