• Can't Believe it's Almost October!

    Posted by Tamra Myers on 9/24/2018

    It's hard to believe that we've been at school for a month now.  Here's what we are learning in school right now!

    In Reading we are working on learning about characters and setting using different books.  So when you are reading with your child try and ask them about the setting and characters.

    The Setting of a story is where and when the story takes place.

    The characters are the people, animals, and creatures that are doing things in the story.

    In Writing we are working on adding details to our stories (which are mostly pictures right now)

    In Math we are learning about 2D and 3D shapes.  Here are some of the shapes we are learning about:

     

    2D shapes--  circle, triangle, rectangle, and square (which is a special kind of rectangle.

    3D shapes--  cone, cylinder, sphere, cube

    In Science we are continuing to learn about tools and positions.

    In Social Studies we are learning about responsibility.

     

    This week we will also be taking our TX Kindergarten Readiness test which will look at how well we know our numbers, letters, and other important kindergarten skills for the beginning of the year.

      

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Two Weeks and Going Strong!

    Posted by Tamra Myers on 8/30/2018

    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:

    rules

    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.

    Ss poem

    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!

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Welcome to Kindergarten

    Posted by Tamra Myers on 8/17/2018

    bus Welcome to our Kindergarten Class!

     

    I call it our class because it belongs to all of us.  We will be working together this year to learn reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

    We will also be working on Social Skills such as learning to share, to get along, to work with one another, and to fill each others buckets by being positive and kind.

    I am looking forward to working with our children this year.  I hope they are equally excited.

    Comments (-1)

Recent