Friday, December 18, 2015

Week 15 Letter Aa, short and long a sound, reindeer, and Holiday themes!

Well, you just can't keep us off Lake Superior!
We headed up for an impromptu weekend.
And because it was off season we actually stayed at a lodge!  Yay!
Long story short we backpacked only 12 miles in two days
(days are short especially when you have a warm bed and NOT the truck to sleep in!)
We walked down from the hill over Duluth to do our very first urban hike... right through America's largest free Holiday Light Show, along the shore, and up to the Rose Garden.  
The next day we were in the wilderness again and took a quick hike to Silver Creek.  
Most of the trail was a muddy creek!
So we went INTO Lake Superior to wash off our boots!  In December!  Crazy!


Love that place!


Monday began with 
SNOWFLAKE SOUP!!!



 Oh, so much fun!

We revisited Wants and Needs...

2 more family projects...

Monday afternoon we learned about reindeer!



We had new Morning Challenges on Tuesday:
Polar Bear Number Lines...


Polar Bear Sentences...



and Puzzle work...


Mrs. Sauers played a BOW race with us!
 

And here's another family project! 

Tuesday's Centers included:
Reindeer Beginning Sounds...

 Countdown to Christmas Stars...
(making a chain was fabulous!)


Holiday Less and More...

 Wednesday's Aa snack was Animal Crackers!

I picked this cutie up at Target.
We used it for a roll the dice game!

Christmas Colors was the theme on Wednesday...


We also did a math/art project!
'Which is more?' math sentences...





Thursday's Centers included:
Holiday Word Search...they words were so tiny we needed magnifiers!




Color word stockings...


Vocabulary Word Envelopes...

 and Christmas Tree Tallies...


 We squeezed in a lesson on Earth's Land...

Friday's new Morning Challenges include:
Puzzle work...


Merry Christmas! Spelling...


Holiday Words...



We've used lots of new charts this week:
Reading Vocabulary words...

 Label a Santa and a Reindeer...

 And my favorite, we generated a list of 
5 Senses of Christmas!

Our Morning Message is fun and educational!

We played a Real/Silly Snowflake Word Game...
 and then we had independent practice for the first time with this skill!
We CAN do hard things in Kindergarten!

Good Reads...
And now for the very short week of December 21-23:
Reading: Review and Assess
Math: Comparing Numbers and Christmas Math
Theme: Christmas and POLAR EXPRESS
Science: Earth's Water
Social Studies: Family History
Big News:
Monday we are assessing for midquarter reports.
Tuesday is switch-a-roo day as we create gifts for you!Wednesday is POLAR EXPRESS DAY!
Please remind your kiddo to wear their PAJAMAS!

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