Sunday, April 21, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up

We had a green week this week! With Earth Day on Monday, we spent the week learning about how to take care of our world. The kids made posters that are in our hallway to encourage things like turning off lights, planting trees, and picking up garbage.

They made foldables to show ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

We also illustrated a poem called I Love the Earth.

In Math, we worked on measuring distance using a non-standard unit. We used some paper feet to measure distances between different objects in our room. Next week, we will begin to measure with rulers and inches.

We also learned about symmetry. We painted butterflies to show the matching wings.

In Reading this week, we worked on number words. We have just 3 more sight words this year to learn, then we will work on reviewing all of our sight words. We played a game called bump to practice number words.

We also worked on the oo chunks. They worked as tables to sort short oo words (like hook) and long oo words (like hoop). They were so fun while they were stretching out words.

 Next week, we are working on r controlled vowels (chunks ar, er, ir, or). Our sight words are this, then, and not. We are going to work on composing numbers up to 10. We also will be looking at life cycles for different animals.

:) Miss McPheron

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up

This week, Upper Sandusky had kindergarten screening for next year's kindergarten. Because of that, the kids had a sub the last part of the week. I don't have any pictures to share this week.

In math, they worked on addition and subtraction word problems. They had to draw a picture and use a number line as well as writing the number sentence. They had a lot of review with different language arts skills and talked about the water cycle and rain. We finished off our animal unit at the beginning of the week by writing about adaptations that beavers and camels have.

Next week, we are talking about Earth Day. We are going to do some measurement, working with symmetry, and some problem solving. We have already learned the oo chunk in the phonics dance, but we will be working more with it this week. Our sight words will be six, seven, eight, nine, and ten.

Upcoming Dates
  • Library - Tuesday
  • Friday, April 19 - Scholastic Book Orders Due
  • Friday, April 19 - McDonald's Peeler Fundraiser due
Have a great week!
Miss McPheron

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up

This week was our first week of the last quarter of the year! We have been learning about animals, working on addition and subtraction, and working with 3 dimensional shapes.

In both Science and Reading this week, we learned about animals. Our weekly story was a nonfiction book called Building Beavers. We also learned about wild and tame animals, baby animals, and habitats.
We sorted wild and tame animals, and made descriptions for each. The students drew a picture of a tame and a wild animal. They did an awesome job. 

We were working on main idea this week, so we read Building Beavers and decided on a main idea. We then found ways to support that our main idea was correct. They wrote an information piece about beavers. I challenged them to write at least 2 sentences, and they did such a great job!

 We have been watching an live feed eagle cam from Iowa that has 2 eaglets. It is so cool to watch the eagles raising their young in the wild! To explore more with baby animals, the kids worked with a partner to look through some books about baby animals. Their job was to pick their favorite page to share with the class.

 In Math on Friday, we explored with cones for the first time. The tables observed a cone and we added these observations to our cone poster. We compared them to a triangle. Kindergarteners need to be able to describe 3 dimensional shapes as solid and 2 dimensional shapes as flat. We did a massive group sort of both 3D and 2D shapes.

Next week, we are working on color words and word problems in both addition and subtraction. We will continue learning about animals. 

On Friday, you should have seen a Book Clubs Order form come home. Please return these by April 19. You also should have found a fundraiser packet in their folder. Any profit we make as a school will be used to purchase iPads for our classrooms. We get $4.50 per peeler card you sell. This will benefit all the students at East, so they will have these resources the whole way through! This fundraiser will run for 2 weeks, and also needs to be returned by April 19. 

Have a great week!
:) Miss McPheron