Saturday, March 28, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

We finished out the third quarter this week!

In Math, we continued working on measurement. We measured compared the capacity (how much something holds) of containers.  We measured how many cups each container could hold.

We also compared the capacity of ziploc bags.

We also learned to use rulers to measure to the nearest inch. We compared the length of our names. We had to find friends with shorter names, longer names or names of the same length. They had a blast moving around the room!

We worked on long vowels this week with bossy e. The kids did great spotting the e at the end of a word and explaining how it jumps over a letter to make a vowel say its name. Next week we are going to focus on sh, ch, and th. We have been working on them with our Phonics Dance Hunks and Chunks and I'm starting to see these chunks in their writing! We are going to learn about plants next week and get to do some planting as well.

We have library Tuesday, and grade cards come home Wednesday. Our boxtop competition ends on Tuesday, and your pictures or money should be returned as soon as possible. Thanks!

Have a great weekend!
Miss McPheron

Friday, March 20, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

We had a great, hands on week in kindergarten!

In Math, we started working on measurement. We compared lengths of items from our school boxes and used the words longer and shorter. 

We compared heights of objects and used the words taller and shorter.

We used cubes to measure lengths and heights.

We learned about weight. We compared the weights of objects.

We used bears to weigh objects and determine their weight.

Next week, we will compare capacity and learn to use rulers to measure to the nearest inch.

In Social Studies, we learned about goods and services. We drew examples for both and then sorted pictures to show goods and services.
Next week, we are learning about animals that come from eggs. We will use the word "oviparous" to describe them. We are starting long vowels in reading. We will be learning about bossy e - the silent e at the end that jumps over a letter to make the vowel say its name. This is one of my favorite songs we sing.

I will be finishing grade card assessments this coming week, but I feel like we are in great shape! The kids are impressing me with what they know and how well they are doing! You will see grade cards come home April 1.

This flyer was given to us this afternoon, but they only gave us 10 for the class, so I'm sharing it here. If you are interested, let me know and I can send one home.
Have a wonderful weekend!
:) Miss McPheron

Friday, March 13, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

We spent much of this week writing - which doesn't make for exciting pictures, so I don't have much to share.

In Social studies, we learned about community helpers. We voted on the community helpers we wanted to learn about. They chose teachers, doctors and vets. We did a research project as a class on vets. We read a couple nonfiction book, then wrote our own nonfiction book as a class. Those books came home today. Next week, we are going to learn about goods and services. We will also do some spring activities.

In Math, we finished our chapter on decomposing teen numbers. The class did great - the tests should have been in their folders today. We are going to start measurement next. We will be comparing the heights, lengths, weights, and capacity of different objects. We will also learn to use rulers and measure in inches.

We have started learning hunks and chunks to add another layer to our reading and writing. So far, we have learned ch, sh, and th. We have also learned or, ar, er, ir and ur. I'm starting to see these chunks in their writing, which is awesome.

The third quarter is wrapping up, and I am starting grade card assessments. These assessments are mostly given one on one with me.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Miss McPheron

Friday, March 6, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up (with lots of pictures!)

We had a great week! And - it was our first full week since December!

Monday was Read Across America Day. We celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with second grade. We read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. We sampled goldfish crackers and Swedish fish and made a human graph with our opinions!
We had a race with a fish on a dish (Swedish fish balanced on a plate on our heads).

We buddy read with second grade partners.

We did some math activities with fish. We made an addition story with goldfish.

We graphed goldfish, talked about most and least, and wrote another addition sentence.

In Science this week, we wrapped up our sky unit. We learned that the sun is seen in the day, stars are seen at night, and the moon can be seen in the day and night. We also learned about the phases of the moon and learned the vocabulary "orbit." We made constellations on Tuesday, and labeled them.

We learned about sound this week. We explored with instruments and learned how to change sounds by hitting or shaking the instrument harder.

We learned that sound is vibrations we can hear. We talked about sound waves, and then drew illustrations to show what we learned. The illustrations were awesome!! I asked them to show 3 examples, and I was so impressed with the diagrams they drew.

We wrapped up sound by creating an instrument. We all made shakers - thanks to those of you who sent in your toilet paper rolls!

Next week, we will learn about community helpers. We had a blast this week!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Miss McPheron