Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Math Game...

Yesterday we learned how to play "Steal the Card."  The children put number cards in line and then their friend "steals" a card and then figure out the missing card.  The children loved trying to trick their friends.  It was great to see the children collaborating and working together!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Peek into this Week...

We will be reading Dig, Dig, Digging this week.  The children will work on classifying and categorizing (sorting).  I think the children will love this book as it deals with construction and machines!  We will be working with learning the letter sound of Tt.  The children should know the sound of Mm when shown the letter card of m.  If children are excelling, we are working on all the letter sounds and blending of words.  If your child is having difficulty, we are working with letter names and the sound of m.

We will begin to work with numbers 6-10.  The children will work on building and modeling the those numbers.  In addition, we will learn how to read the number words for 6-10.  We will continue to practice greater and less than.  I assessed the children on Thursday and I noticed many children had a difficult time with less than.  Children will be bringing home their assessments tomorrow.

It is important to note the end of the quarter is Oct. 24 and the children should be able to name all their letters and know approximately 6 sounds.  In math, children should be able to count to 25 (100 by the end of the year) and write their numbers to 10 (20 by the end of the year).

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Reading PALS...

This week we started our K-PALS reading program.  The children have a reading pal and they practice helping each other with letters and sounds.  This week we focused on learning how to be a good partner and taking turns.  The children did an awesome job working together!  I was quite impressed.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Last Week Fun...

The children have had a blast"reading" together!  


The children made up a game with the community helper pictures!  It was great listening to their conversation!


Students working together to play our math game "Cover-All!"

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Peek at this Week...


This week we will be learning about community helpers.  We will also be classifying and categorizing.  The children will have to sort various items and pictures into groups and then label those groups.  We are also working with the sight words "the" "little" "I" and "am."  A great way to practice these words is to write them on a card and mix them up and play a matching game.  You can also put them around the house and have your child go on a hunt for the cards.  Finally, we are working with the last part of the alphabet for letter identification.  Your child should be able to identify all the uppercase and lowercase letters.  I will be reassessing the children on this skill and will resend home another alphabet assessment checklist at the end of the week or beginning of next week. 

In math we will be working with greater and less than.  We will delve into comparing numbers.  We are also working on our counting.  Children should be able to count to 25 and by 100 by the end of the year.  I have noticed a lot of children have difficulty counting the "teen" numbers.  The only way to work on this is just repeated practice.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday Fun...

We had a great "Plaid" Day on Friday with our stuffed animals.  The children had a blast sharing their animals and sequencing what we did.  We also figured out the first sound of our animal and matched it to our friends' stuffed animals!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Plaidypus Lost...

We had fun making a platypus puppet to go along with our story "Plaidypus Lost."  We are working on these in centers today and tomorrow!  Check back at the end of the week for pictures of more fun!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

We are so Proud...

Last week we read "We are so Proud."  The children worked on setting and characters of a story.  In addition, we made a windsock during center time!  Please continue to work with your child on the sight words "I" and "am."  We will have two new sight words next week: "the" and "little."