Saturday, April 1, 2017

Weekly Wrap Up

We spent time this week preparing for our visit from David Catrow next week! We read many of the books he has illustrated and did some activities to go with them. He will be visiting East School on Tuesday afternoon and then will be at the Upper Sandusky Community Library on Tuesday evening. The evening is always engaging for students and parents, so I encourage you to check it out!

In Social Studies this week, we learned about where our food comes from. They did a great job identifying different types of food, like bread, and explaining that we get it from wheat.

Next week, we are learning about plants! This is always a sign that spring has arrived in kindergarten! We will learn the parts of plants, what plants need, and how they grow. Later in the week, we will be planting seeds.

In Math, we finished our study on measurement. The group did great! We learned about capacity, and used cups to determine which container holds more cereal.

We also introduce rulers this week, and the kids were so excited! They were rockstars when it came to measuring to the nearest inch.

Their measurement tests came home yesterday, and I was very pleased with the results! The scores are in the grade book. We are working with base ten and place value for the next couple weeks. Students will be able to decompose teen numbers into tens and ones - 12 is a group of 10 and 2 extra ones.

This week, we are going to be taking our final i-Ready Diagnostic Assessments for Reading and Math. Students will be encouraged to do their best and take their time so that we get the most accurate picture of how much they've grown this year. I'm so proud of this group!

We have just a week and a half until spring break - I think the break will be nice for all of us! The end of the year is just around the corner, which is hard to believe! The Chipotle Reading Program is a fun, optional way to keep your student going through the month of April!

Have a great weekend, and always feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
:) Mrs. Steinman

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