Wow! It is hard to believe that almost 2 weeks have already gone by! I love to see the happy faces of my kindergartners every morning, and we are learning so much together!
The first thing we are working on (in Social Studies and almost every subject) are the school rules. We have 4 main school rules, which are:
1. Be respectful
2. Be Responsible
3. Be Ready to Learn
4. Be Safe
As you can see, I had the students color the rules for display in our classroom. The other sets will be displayed in other places in the hall or near the restrooms.
We are also learning how to sit on the carpet for circle and story time. There are 3 ways we are allowed to sit. We can sit like a mermaid, like a mountain, or criss- cross applesauce. Ask your child which way is their favorite!
In Writer's Workshop we are concentrating on doing our best work and learning the Do's and Don'ts of Writing. We are also working on adding details to our pictures and attempting writing (even if it is just squiggles or magic lines). Try to have your child draw and write for you at home, and if they cannot write their name on their own-- please work on that as well.
In Math we are working on numbers to 10. We are also exploring math tubs as part of our math workstations.
In Science we are exploring tools and learning about safety. The kids love to work with the balances and the hand lenses!
In Reading we are sharing stories about rules, school, and ABC books. We have read No, David, Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom, and Too Noisy (among others). We have also begun shared reading of poems. Our first one is about the letter Ss.
As we read the poem we are working on tracking print by pointing to each word as we read it. When you read with your child at home, try to model this for them, and have them do it when they read to you.
So as you can see we are having a busy time learning-- and it is just the beginning of our journey together!