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We began the week with talking about what recycling is---taking something we are done with, bringing it to a factory and then they make it into something new. We then took a variety of recyclables and sorted them into groups.
Students then used that data to fill out a graph. We then interpreted that data into which had more, less, same, etc. Students like the opportunity to be using the chalk board.
Through out the week, students also did a cut and paste project with ways they can save the earth and watched videos on Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling. With the trip this week, the time spent on material was a little shortened.
The trip on Thursday was fun! Though chilly, everyone was dressed for the weather. Students went with one of 2 guides and traveled through he woods and prairie discussing all the happenings of the plants and animals just waking for spring. Students had a good time. Were they exhausted when they got home? I know I was!
We started our number of the week this week. Students start the week off with writing the number and coloring that number of farm animals. The then practice writing it with every dismissal from the carpet. On Tuesdays, they write the number of the week and their name in shaving cream for morning work. On Thursday, students practice rainbow writing (writing the number 4 times in 5 colors) BUT EMPHASIZING WE ARE WRITING NOT COLORING THE NUMBERS IN. They also get to choose an illustration and color that image.
This week we worked on numbers 0, 1, 2
On Tuesday, students put the correct number of stickers on their number(s) for the week and color that correct number of pictures. On Thursday they find that number in magazines and in advertisements and cut 3 out and glue them onto the corresponding number(s).
A big part of kindergarten readiness is making sure the student can correctly and efficiently use their tools. It is also that their letters are written (and identified) correctly so they can begin the reading and writing process. PLEASE help your child hold pencils and scissors correctly, name the letters and numbers, and correctly write the letters and numbers.
|pencils need to be held in a "tri-pod/pincher grip.|
Pointer and thumb should pinch the pencil and the
pencil should rest in the middle finger on the top
kuckle. The thumb and the pointer should make
a round/circular shape
|Scissors need to be held thumb up, cut|
away from the body, and pushing foward
as the fingers and thumb open and close.
Writing the numbers is equally as important as it is essential in communicating their math answers. Please help your child name and write the numbers they best they can (ideally: count objects to 10, write up to 10, identify up to 12, count orally to 20, ). Please note how the numbers look in the image. This is how we write our numbers including the 2, 4, and 9 (not as they show up when typing).
Please note that the year is very busy (6 weeks left). There are many events, forms, permission slips, and more that need to returned to school. Please refer back to this blog weekly and check your child's folder (both classroom and school issued) every night to ensure you see everything.
Number of the week: 3, 4
Snack: Peterson Family