Week in Review: Christmas

Poem: Did You Ever See
Sight Words: did, on

Reading: This week we learned Christmas words as our vocabulary. We used the words evergreen and ornament to explore further with the app doodlebuddy.

Writing: We reviewed true stories this week. On Tuesday students were given a checklist to use when writing their true stories. This checklist is a visual for students to remember what is needed in their true story. Our end of the unit assessment was also this week. Students had to use all their knowledge of true stories to write their best 3 page story. Their true story needed to include who, where, what happened using a beginning, middle, and end.

Math: This week we reviewed many report card skills including 3D shapes, numbers 1-20, and drawing 2D shapes.

Content: This week we started our 2 week Christmas unit. We went to the Penguin Patch where we bought our family Christmas presents and we completed our elf craft. They had so much fun using their picture to make themselves look like an elf. We also spent time talking about what an application was and if they thought Santa would hire them as elves. We also had ornament day where we made 4 different ornaments to take home and put on our trees!

Hour of Code: We were so excited to participate in the Hour of Code this week! The Hour of Code is to inspire students and help them understand computer science. Each morning during the week we watch a video with people who inspired us to learn how to code! On Thursday we completed our hour by using 2 apps: Kodable and ScratchJr. Students had so much fun exploring these 2 apps with their iPad partner.


NEXT WEEK:

Next week we will be living the Christmas spirit through many different lessons. We will complete our stocking numbers where we are working on identifying numbers 0-20. We will also be working on our letter to Santa. In math we will be talking more about size and using strips of paper to make a Christmas tree.

Don't forget our special days next week; Grinch Day and Polar Express Day! Polar Express Day will be on the last day of school and will serve as our behavior incentive for kindergarten. Your child will be required to have at least 85% positive behavior in order to participate in the special activities planned for that day. I will communicate with you next week closer to the date as to if your child will be able to participate or not.

Upcoming Events:
December 16: Christmas Program @ 7pm
December 17: Last Day for Food Drive
December 21: Winter Break
January 5: School Begins

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