We have been discussing plants this week. We started the week talking about what we thing plants need. We then set up an experiment: What do you think will happen if some of those needs are missing? We set up plants that had no sun, no water, or no soil and then one that had everything it needs.
They are sitting on our window sill and we are waiting to see what happens!
|*Not pictured "no sun" it is hiding in a drawer.|
Students enjoyed this video explaining what a plant needs.
We will continue to talk about plants next week and check on our experiments.
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 3, 4
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.
Theme: Plants & PALS Assessment
Number of the week: 5, 6
Snack: Manteufel Family