Saturday, February 23, 2013

Week 24 Letter Kk, star word 'here', Dental Health, weights and measures

here is this week's Read Across America DAILY celebrations:
Week of February 25-March 1 
(due to the snow day on Friday, the note did not go home)
MONDAY...Silly Socks Day for Fox in Sox
TUESDAY...Stripes Day for On Beyond Zebra
WEDNESDAY...Inside/Outside Backwards Day for Wacky Wednesday
THURSDAY...1st-4th Flower Day for Daisy Head Maisy
BUT KINDERGARTEN should wear RED WHITE BLUE for our America the Beautiful Celebration
FRIDAY...Rainbow Day for My Many Colored Days
All week we will have celebrations daily, a door decorating contest, drawings for kids who dress up, and ending with the teachers and staff bringing cupcakes for the entire school on Friday!

Dr. Seuss from I Can Read With My Eyes Shut
Wow! What a short week with Presidents' Day on Monday
and our snow day on Friday!
But it FELT like a long one with conferences on 
Tuesday and Thursday !
Thanks to all who came in to talk about 
your k kid!

FYI: If we have another snow day...we will need to make
it up ...eek!

The kids had loads of practice with the pan balances
this week....what fun hands on fun!

3 More Family Projects....

Tuesday's Centers included the following...
Valentine shape sorting

Ending Sound Sweethearts....

Comparing Weights...

Number Love...What number comes next?

Our "Beary" best writing...

Oh YES....our new reading boxes....
Kids will read and record their books independently!
WOW!  We really are readers!

We have been working on our DOOR DECORATIONS
for next week's Dr. Seuss celebration!


Thursday's Centers included the following...
Dental Health Awareness

Ending Sounds Snowman Cards

Save the Snowman Dice Game

Before and After Snowballs!

Ordinal Number Hearts....

Here are some books we read this week:
Week of February 25-March 1
Reading: Letter Qq, star words "here" and "is", fiction/nonfiction
Math: Addition 
Theme: Dr.Seuss and America the Beautiful
Science: What is Winter Weather?
Social Studies: Transportation
Big News: THURSDAY is our America The Beautiful Workshop
We can still use volunteers...let us know if you can join us!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Week 23, Letter Ll, star word 'is', measuring capacity and weight, Valentines!

Well....This is what I walked into on Monday!
TWO days of birthday shenanigans!
The kids loved it~

Yep, all the way down the hallway!
I believe our wonderful evening custodian, Rod, 
had a hand in this labor intensive surprise!

Monday was our REAL 100th day!
We sure enjoyed our 100 day gorp...
many kiddos were surprised how little 100 was
when counting cereal or chocolate chips!

Here we are adding our 100 snack pieces...yummy!

100 Marbles at choice time!

Oh we loved this activity that went with the book
The Wolf's Chicken Soup.
There are 100 chicks in the story
which mysteriously were hidden around
our room after lunch!

We had a blast finding and placing the chicks
back into the 100's chart!

Gabby found 100!
What fun we had reviewing our numbers
to 100!

This whole group activity was 
a numeric picture!

Don't you just love our 100 day hats?
We counted by 10's

Oh yes....everyone got to take home a 
lovely black balloon...we even shared
with Mrs. Kalmes and Mrs. Pilger's kids!
That was a LOT of balloons!

Don't you believe it!
50 feels young!
Just finished my first 10+ mile hike...
pics on a family blog coming soon...
really, I know I know, I've
been saying that for awhile....

Tuesday's centers were Valentine themed...
This was ending sounds...

Here is playdough shape and tricky letter review...
bdpqg are the tricky ones!

Here is greater than with tallies...

Mrs. Benke helped us with measurement...

This cutie is sounding out words listening for 
and recording the number of sounds heard...

more playdough fun...

Morning challenges are getting harder!
All three involved putting numerals in order up to 100.

We had a lesson on drawing and cutting hearts this week...

Thursday was VALENTINES!

Some lucky kiddos received cookies from the 
High School!  Yummy!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Patty's scotch-a-roo bars!
Even better in a heart shape!
Thanks for all the nice Valentines...what a lovely week!

Centers on Thursday were FUN!

Dice roll addition....

Whoo Hoo...the Valentines Opening Table!

Candy Heart Sorting...and eating!

Friday we had fun with the pan balances!

Library was at the BOOK FAIR!
Stop by during conferences to take a look!

Here's some of our books from this week...

Week of February 19-22
Reading: Letter Kk, short i words, star word 'here'
Math: wrap up measuring, begin addition
Theme: Dental Health
Social Studies: Communication
Science: Weather
BIG NEWS: Conferences Tuesday and Thursday 
Looking forward to seeing you!


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