Students have been explicitly taught how to write numbers 0-10. Today, they engaged in four different math centers, all of which require students to practice their counting skills, number identification, and quantity recognition. We will continue to add new centers, all of which will focus on these important counting skills.
We have been learning about pumpkins, how they grow, and their life cycle. As an extension, we sealed a pumpkin in a glass tank with some soil. Students engaged in a science talk to discuss their predictions about what might happen, based upon the information learned from a few nonfiction texts we read as a class. KGP will observe the pumpkin throughout the school year, watching closely for changes!
We are practicing a wide variety of literacy skills during literacy center time. Ms. Poutasse and I have been impressed with the focus and motivation of our students during this time! It's hard to believe this is only the 6th week of school!
The blog has been quiet, as we have been VERY busy in KGP!!! Here's what we have been up to...
KGP students have been learning how to correctly write numbers. We have learned 1-9, and will work on 10 and 0 next week. Ask your child to tell you the poems or saying we learned for each number!
We read The Season's of Arnold's Apple Tree, by Gail Gibbons. Each student chose a season and used watercolors to illustrate what the tree would look like in that season. We discussed that the season occur in a cycle.
We read The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown, and each student wrote about what they think is most important about themselves. We used these individual pages to create a class book.
Mr. Padula came to visit our room and taught students how to use the new MacBook Air laptops!
We welcomed a new student to our class! We are so happy to have Sia in our room!
We read Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes. We counted how many letters are in our names and created a class graph.
We joined the rest of Baker School for an evacuation practice. We walked all the way to Temple Emeth and back! KGP students were incredibly well behaved for this practice.
We are working on creating a class book called, A Day in the Life of KGP. The students determined what would be important for a new teacher or student to know about the daily happenings in our classroom. They will share this book with the new aide who will join the classroom when Mrs. Galop goes out on maternity leave.
We have been super busy and having lots of fun in kindergarten! Enjoy the long weekend!
Mrs. Galop & Ms. Poutasse