Today your child brought home either a list of letters/sounds to review, a list of sight words to study or a short story passage with questions to answer. These are differentiated lessons based on your child's needs according to the data I collected from the various assessments they have completed. These are practice materials for you to go over with your child at home. These items do not have to be sent back to school unless your child would like to share their work with me. I will continue to send home lessons as your child continues to develop and progress in reading. We will go over the results of your child's assessments in details during our parent-teacher conferences in a few weeks.
In math we continued to subitize, sort objects into categories and count numbers to 100 by singing along to our Big Number song. Please continue to help your child practice counting to 100 and write numbers to from 0-20. Try using using a dry erase board from the Dollar Store for writing. You might be surprised how motivating this can be to a kindergartner:-)
In Science we began our Trees and Weather Study. The students had a blast observing and exploring trees around our school. We adopted a class tree....That's right our class has a pet tree, Leo the Lincoln Lion Tree (Leo for short). We wrote all about our observations of Leo in our science journals. The next time you're at the school ask your child to show you where Leo lives. Ask them what they have learned about Leo so far. Our next science lesson will be this Wednesday. Please have your kindergartner bring in their leaves asap if you have not done so already.
We ended our week by celebrating International Peace Day. We watched a short video on how students all around the world are uplifting their communities through Love and Action. Our class had a beautiful discussion about what peace means to us and how we can continue to promote peace at Lincoln School. The students made peace pinwheels and of course jammed to some peaceful tunes!
Happy Birthday to Kori Lynne. She turned 6 years-old on Saturday and the students were so eager to write about the tumbling good time they had at her birthday party on Sunday!