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.


Poem: Snug in a Rug
Sight Words: over, new

This week we learned about word endings. The word endings we explored included -ed, -s, and -ing. We watched videos and used Google Slides to discuss words that changed when adding these endings.

We also had fun visitors one day! Mrs. Lawson's 5th grade class came to read from our book boxes with us. We had so much fun spending time with the older kids and being able to read to them!

Vocabulary: This week we read the story, "A Zebra's World". The words we added to our expanded vocabulary chart were muscles, usually, daily, herd. pattern, and several.

iPads: This week students used Pebble Go to learn about zoo animals. They then went into Adobe Voice (Spark Video) to record information they learned about their animal. After making their video they uploaded their finished product to Google Classroom.

For the second round students used contraction cards to determine what the contraction would be. They also looked at cards that had a contraction and students had to determine what words made the contraction. They wrote their words on a dry erase board and checked their answer using the QR code on the card.

Writing: This week we spent the week writing a variety of things including lists, letters, notes, and lists. We even finished the week making a special gift for mom for Mother's Day.

Math: This week we spent time learning about time. We learned about the words hour and minute as well as how to read an analog clock. We practiced this by using hands on clocks to show time. We also finishing out the week by going on a QR time hunt! Students went around the room and scanned QR codes which showed the digital time. Students matched the number from the QR code to their recording paper to record the time on the analog clock. They loved this!

Vocabulary: This week we learned about time and had 2 vocabulary words; hour and minute. Throughout the week we learned how to tell time and show times on an analog clock.

iPads: This week students worked with the app Number Bond Blasters. This was a great review for students to determine ways to decompose numbers 1-10.

Content: This week we learned how Zoo animals! This was a fun theme to study the week we took our field trip to the Indianapolis Zoo! We took time to learn specifically about Giraffes and Zebras. At the end of the week we finished our craft and wrote facts about our zoo animal to be displayed in the hallway.

Countdown to Summer:
M- Music Day; we got to dance and listen to music throughout the day!
N- Name Your Favorite Zoo Animal
O- Oreo Day

P- Purple Day

Q- Quiet Day

Reading: Students will...
-Review reading strategies learned this year.

WritingStudents will...
-have opportunities to write a variety of different pieces they have learned throughout the year. 

MathStudents will...
-learn about money. 

ContentStudents will learn about the ocean and ocean animals.