First Week of School

It was a great first week of school meeting so many new friends and learning so many procedures! We will continue to learn and practice procedures throughout the next few weeks so that the rest of the year will run smoothly and we can have loads of fun. Be sure to check the blog each week to find out what we are learning!

Meet the kiddos that will be in Room 28 this year! The first day of school pictures are always a favorite!





















Meeting friends and learning to play with one another is an important skill that we learn in kindergarten. We spent a lot of time playing and exploring this week.













In math this week we spent time exploring with math tools. Math tools include square tiles, square cubes, links, counting bears, etc. We will use these tools throughout the year and are given time at the beginning of the year to explore and get use to using them the proper way.


Just a reminder that Thursday is Parent Information Night! This will be an important night as Mrs. Davis will be sharing information that you will need for the entire year. She will be sharing information regarding classroom management, the curriculum, contact information, and ways that you can be actively involved in your child's learning this year. The event is Thursday beginning at 5:30. There will be 3 sessions:
Session 1: 5:30-5:55
Session 2: 6:00-6:25
Session 3: 6:30-6:55
There are 3 sessions for families with multiple children. If you only have one child then you only need to attend one session, and you can choose the session that is most convenient for you.  

Please be sure to always check the calendar for upcoming events. Here are a few notes from Mrs. Davis:
-There were safety drills on Friday (tornado and fire drill). They did great learning where to go in case of an emergency!
-If your child has not brought in a rest towel/blanket, please do so this week. It needs to be in a reusable bag with their name on it.
-A reminder that the solar eclipse will be Monday. There will be indoor recess and a live stream from NASA in the gym. The solar eclipse will still be occurring at dismissal so please talk with your child about the precautions when exiting the building and getting into the car or onto the bus. 

Ocean

Poem: Lemonade



Reading: This week we read lots of ocean themed stories and reviewed many comprehension strategies including main idea and key details, author's purpose, and retelling the story.

Vocabulary: This week we read a story called, "Dear Mr. Blueberry". It is a fun story about a little girl who writes letters to her teacher about a whale in her pond. The words we learned and added to our expanded vocabulary chart were information, perhaps, pleased, pond, spurt, and travel.

iPads: This week students explored with the app called Explorium Ocean for Kids. Students were able to click on warning symbols to learn about underwater ocean animals and plants. The second round students used pebble go to research information about their favorite ocean animal. Students then had the choice to use popplet or pic collage to record at least 4 facts about their animal.



Writing: This week we did a variety of end of the school year writing crafts. We completed our graduation craft where we wrote one thing we learned while in kindergarten. Then we made our summer bucket list craft. We wrote about a few things that we plan to do over the summer months.




Math: This week we learned about money. We specifically took time to learn about coins like the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. We were able to explore with plastic coins to identify which coin was which. We also talked about how many of one coin would equal another coin. For example 5 pennies would be the same as 1 nickel.


Vocabulary: Our words this week were penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. We explained how much each coin was worth as we drew a picture in our math journal.

iPads: This week students were able to pair with a partner and play Math Fight. Math Fight is an app that is played with an opponent as each student practices addition and subtraction facts. The object is the click the correct answer first to earn 10 points before the other person. If you select the wrong answer you lose a point, if you chose the correct answer first you earn a point. They had so much fun!


ABC Countdown to Summer:
R- Reading Recess Day; students brought a book from home to read outside during a round.



S- Silly Sock Day

T- Toy Day; students brought in their favorite toy to share with the class.


U- Uniform Day; students wore they favorite team attire for Colts Day.

V- Video Day; we watched "Room on the Broom"

End of the Year Fun:
We have had a lot of fun things planned this week that we were able to participate in. We had the talent show where we watched a lot of classmates show off talents that they have. We also had our behavior celebration from Ronald McDonald where we learned about being a leader. He was very animated and kept the kids engaged every second! Then we had Colts Day. We were unable to participate however we were able to go through a bounce house obstacle course and practice our football throwing skills with a blow up football toss.