Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Scientific Writing!

The children did a wonderful job drawing, writing and labeling the tree liter we found on our walk around the school. This is another example of how writing is incorporated into our day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Our Thankful Luncheon!

The children did a wonderful job reading their Thankful Books out loud at our luncheon on Friday. The children did a wonderful job speaking clearly, looking at the audience and being confident! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Creating Informational Books About The Forest!

Today during Writer's Workshop we created Informational Books about animals and other things that live in the forest. The children were creating books that had lots of non fiction features. Some of the features are; labeling, scientific drawings with labels, bold writing, captions for pictures and we even used real pictures of animals from magazines!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Guest Reader's in Kindergarten!

Each week we have a guest reader come to read us a story. This is a great opportunity for your child to see what other children have to offer and to help your child become more familiar with other children in our school. This is one of the many ways we celebrate literacy in our school as well as a great example of a meaningful mentoring opportunity.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Problem Solving With Leaves!

Wow! Listen to our great mathematical ideas for what we each did with our own group of leaves. Wonderful math language being used.ve-flash" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" width="416" height="312" allowFullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" name="mbox_player_4c96d5bb141de4c5c3">

Literacy Activity Using The SMARTboard!

The SMARTboard is a great tool to have and use in Kindergarten! During our Morning Meeting Everyday we read the message and then we identify familiar words, letters, look for patterns and even read the message with expression! Lots of fun!

During our literacy time this morning one of our stations was using the SMARTboard. Children worked in a pair. They came up to the board and took turns rolling the dice. Every time they rolled a dice a letter would show. The children had to identify the letter name and sound. What fun!

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Healthy Snack!

This morning in Kindergarten one of our families brought in fresh fruit for our AM snack! It was delicious and so nutritious!

Read this aloud to your child and ask them if they hear 2 words that rhyme!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Creating "Cool Tool Kits" To Encourage Writing To Happen Throughout The Day!

This afternoon we decided as a group to put out lots of different types of "cool tools" to help us to be expressive and creative when we are working in all of the different places in our classroom. We ended up choosing many different writing and art materials as well as deciding on the numbers and types of tools to be placed in specific areas in Kindergarten.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Different Types Of Writing!

Wow! This morning one of the children wrote a nice welcome sign for our new classmate. During exploration time another child took an order! I love how the child wrote K for coffee and the letters strs and the number 2, for 2 strawberries! Some great ideas for writing at home would be to encourage your child to make lists of things. Some lists might be a grocery list, what you will be doing for the day, a list of favorite foods, etc. Encourage your child to write the sounds that they hear in a word when trying to write it. If you try making a list with your child at home, send it in as I would love to see what they did!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Graphing The Weather!

This morning we created a graph on the floor using our weather cards that showed what the weather was like during the month of October. We talked about collecting "data'/information and then "representing" it to share with others in the form of a graph.

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