Hope you had a refreshing weekend! Our teacher team has been working very hard to support our sprouts and our families through our growth periods. We promise to stay open and we invite you to come to us. Our morning planning time and debrief is a wonderful place to discuss observations and concerns.
This week, I have been creating opportunity for:
We have been meeting to add work to portfolios and reflect on their learning. They have also been requesting some time with me at the peace table and at lunch, so Wednesdays I will have conferences and lunch dates on all classroom days to keep our connections strong.
English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening » Kindergarten Comprehension and Collaboration: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners aboutkindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Bill of Rights
We have a request to add “No hitting, kicking, etc”. They worked on their presentation and shared with the group on Wednesday. We will continue the dialogue and I predict it will be added as it fits in with our rights to learn, be safe, and feel loved. At Home: Check in with your child and see what they think, do they want to present their thoughts to the group?
English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening » Kindergarten Comprehension and Collaboration: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1a Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
I’ve added sentences throughout the room that label each area, each begin with “This is the _______ area.” We are encouraging independent reasoning and reading exploration.
English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature » Kindergarten Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Chapter 3 in Charlotte’s Web begins with a rich description of Wilbur’s new home at the barn. All week we will be using our senses to investigate apples and adjectives – which also transcends into our math activities. Many were also interested in the apple peeling plan outside and are wanting to bring their own apples for peeling and eating. At home: Does your spout have a favorite kind of apple? How do they describe it’s taste, smell, texture, sound, etc.?
English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening » Kindergarten Comprehension and Collaboration: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Building on the bunk bed unit we will think about how ways a customer can buy a box of 10 red and green apples. Or how many ways a farmer could box up ten apples?
Mathematics » Kindergarten » Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Understand addition, and understand subtraction: CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.3 Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
Have a wonderful week and hope to see you Wednesday!