October 16, 2018
Review of the Week:
In Sunday's gospel. Jesus call all people to be important by serving others. Jesus wants us to help others and to be respectful and compassionate towards all. We continued to pray the Rosary to prepare for Rosary week beginning this Monday morning. The kindergartners will host the Rosary in the month of May.
The kindergartners continue to work on numbers 1-10 and shapes during math centers. They worked on making a witch's brew, building with 3-dimensional shapes, counting with pumpkin, cat and candy mini erasers and many other activities to strengthen their math skills.
Colors, colors, colors. In science on Wednesday, we had an experiment in which we explored mixing red, blue and yellow colored water. It was quite fun and exciting! Ask your child about it.
During centers, I am doing the DIBELS assessment. It assesses your child's ability to name random letters in 60 seconds and their knowledge of beginning sounds. I will share this assessment with you after I finish with all the students.
Throughout the week, we practiced the earthquake drill as a class. We had an all school earthquake drill on Thursday and according to Mrs. Edwards, the kindergartners did a wonderful job.
On Friday, the kindergartners' 8th grade partner helped them write their first and last name. write letters and numbers and played math and literacy games. It is always wonderful to watch this partnership. The 8th graders become the teacher and are, at times, have higher expectations than I have. The kindergartners look forward to working with their partner every Friday morning.
Next Week’s Target Goals: I can follow PRISM.
Literacy: I can write and name letters that are curved (examples: a, o, d, c...). I can name and make the beginning sound of a word and picture.
Religion: I can participate in praying the Rosary. I can name some saints and understand why they are called saints.
Math: I can write, name and count numbers 1-10. I can name 2-dimensional shapes (examples - triangle, square, circle...)
Science: I can name the life cycle of a pumpkin. I can investigate a pumpkin.