November 30, 2018
Review of the Week:
On Sunday, we begin the season of Advent. We prepare our hearts and minds for Jesus' first coming among us at Bethlehem. This week's Gospel talks about Jesus' second coming at the end of the world. Jesus tells us not to fear but to wait in joy and hope for Jesus' return. The kindergartners and I visited the manger scene located on the side of the church in front of the statue of Mary. The kindergartners received an Advent calendar to help them wait and get ready for Jesus' birthday.
In math, we talked about using tally marks to count. I taught them a poem to help them. 1,2,3,4 Number 5 shuts the door. 6,7,8,9 Number 10 draws the line.
This week we talked about what a question is and words that asks a question. The kindergartners wrote a letter to Santa's elves because Santa is soooo busy. The kindergartners did not ask for presents but asked what happens at the North Pole with the reindeer, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. The kindergartners drew what they wanted to ask and your child and I helped them write their question. Their 8th grade partner helped them write the letter on a piece of paper and write and decorate an envelope.
On Thursday, Mrs Bray taught the kindergartners about Renoir and impressionism. The kindergartners painted trees and its reflection on the water.
On Friday, we visited famous people. The 8th grade researched a famous person, dressed up as that person and shared their contribution to the world. Pele, Mia Hamm (soccer), Bruce Lee, Mother Theresa, Michael Jackson and Michelle Obama were among the people we saw.
Next Week’s Target Goals: I can follow PRISM.
Literacy: I can produce the initial (beginning) sound of a word. I can write the letters C and c. I can identify characters, setting and major events in a story.
Religion: I can show ways to care for others.
Math: I can use tally marks to count. I can add to 5.