Saturday, March 17, 2018

Weekly Wrap Up

We have been learning about measurement in Math. In kindergarten, students are expected to make comparisons between two objects and be able to say that they are heavier or lighter, longer or shorter, or longer or taller. Students explored weight by holding some objects and using a scale.

We also learned about capacity. Students compared objects to decide which would hold more or less.

We also learned to use simple rulers this week. We are going to wrap up measurement next week and start subtraction a little bit before spring break.
We read St. Patrick's Day books this week and did some writing relating to the stories. We had some extra music practices this week with our spring program coming up on March 22. There will be a performance at 1 PM that you are welcome to attend. The evening performance gets very crowded! Students need to be at the school at 6 PM for the evening performance, wearing nice clothes.
Grade cards will be posted on the online parent portal early next week. I will send the skills update on Tuesday.
Have a great weekend!
:) Mrs. Steinman

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Goods and Services Weekly Wrap Up

This week, we learned about goods and services. We learned that goods are things we touch, and services are things we do. Students gave examples of different goods and services, practiced identifying whether and example was a good or service, and were able to experience making goods.
Students had to draw an example of a good and a service to show us that they understood the concept. They did great!

Students had the opportunity to make a bookmark and necklace, as an example of a good. Students made a poster for a service, like babysitting or car washing.

This week, we worked on the short U sound. We used umbrellas to help us remember the sound it makes, and held up umbrellas when we heard the u sound.

The third grading quarter ends on Friday, so I am working on assessments for grade cards. Grade cards will be available to view online the following week. Our spring music program is coming up, so our routine will be a little different the next couple of weeks as we practice with 1st and 2nd grade.
Have a wonderful weekend!
:) Mrs. Steinman

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Weekly Wrap Up

We had a full week!
We learned about community helpers, and had a visit from officers from the Upper Sandusky Police Department. Chief Dross, Officer Silcox, and K9 D'jeki visited our classroom to share how they help the community.

As part of our community helpers study, students thought about what kind of community helper they would like to be when they grow up, and we made a class book.
Next week in Social Studies, we will be learning about Goods and Services. 
Friday was Read Across America Day, a day that celebrates Dr. Seuss. We read Dr. Seuss books throughout the week, and watched Horton Hears a Who with second grade. We also did some buddy reading with second grade and made a Lorax craft.

In Math, we finished our chapter on addition. To review, we did rotations to practice the strategies we have learned for addition. The kids spent about 5 minutes at each station and impressed us with their addition skills!

We took a math test on Friday and grades are in the gradebook. I will send home the tests on Tuesday, or at conferences if you have one scheduled. Next in Math, we will be learning about measurement. Students will be comparing length, height, weight, and capacity. Students will also learn to use a ruler.
Have a wonderful weekend!
:) Mrs. Steinman