Students have been learning the parts of an insect. They can tell you there are 3 parts to an insect: head, thorax, and abdomen. They also have antennae, 6 legs, and an exoskeleton. Your child can't remember? Have them sing the song! (see the video below!)
We made predictions and did tests to try out our predictions. We had tiny capsules and we made some predictions of what would happen if we put them in hot water. We then tested it out. Students got to bring home the insect shaped sponges.
|Students played with insects in sensory table and sorted them.|
|Students had insects and magnifying glasses in discovery center.|
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 (and only 8 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.
Letter of the Week: Zz
Snack: Bonnet Family