Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continued to our build strong reading habits in the area of informational (nonfiction) text. Students learned how to use pictures and think about what they already know to help them read, how to use gestures to teach the information they’ve learned, and how to read using an expert voice. We… Read More Week 6 Update
Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continue to build strong reading habits. Students are learning how to grow their reading stamina, make a plan for reading, and how to look for and read words they know. In Writing Workshop we began our unit on oral language. Students learned how to tell a story about something they know… Read More Week 5 Update
Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continue to learn routines and build strong reading habits. We discovered the Read to Self structure and identified examples and nonexamples of what readers do during this time. Students practiced getting started right away, staying in one spot, reading the whole time, and reading with a whisper voice. This… Read More Week 4 Update
Starting next we will celebrate a student as “Star of the Week” so we can learn more about our School Family. Click here to see the schedule – it will also be posted at the bottom of the blog in the Class column. You will need to know your student’s number (check their folder) to see their… Read More Star of the Week
On to our third week of school! Here’s what we are up to in Kindergarten: LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we are learning to build strong habits for a lifetime of reading. This week students learned how to talk about book preferences, how to use their imagination to build adventures, and how to care for books. We also… Read More Week 3 Update
Our focus in the second week of school has been feelings and emotions, as well as beginning our study of letters and sounds. To create our class charter, we took a vote and chose the top 5 ways we want to feel at school: safe, happy, included, joyful, and calm. Next week we will dig deeper to… Read More Week 2 Update
This week we start lessons on letter identification, sound, and formation. Today we began with the letter Mm. Your child brought home a practice page in their folder today – the goal is to finish the front side in class and save the back side for optional home practice (see photos below). FRONT (in class):… Read More Letter Formation Practice Page
Thank you for sharing your kindergartners with me! We had a fantastic first week getting to know each other and learning more about our classroom. Together we established our school family, learned about routines and rituals, and practiced a few fun songs. Ask your first grader about Here Is a Bunny! 🙂 This week we… Read More Week 1 Update
We did it! We rocked the first day of Kindergarten! Please see the note in your child’s folder tonight, and look for a blog classroom update on Friday. Thank you for sharing your kiddos with me!
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