Since our K-1 All-Stars are a majority of Kindergarteners this year, we’ve really been focusing on the basics. This is why we are the “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” K-1 All-Stars this year! This will be something we explore all year by learning our letter names, sounds, and decoding skills. Also one of the important skills many of our Kindergarteners face this year is name recognition.
K-1 students received coconut tree printouts where they got to stamp the letters of their name onto their tree as well as decorate the tree.
As part of our Welcome to School unit, our math workshop centers focused on a few of our basic math skills that we’ve been learning on the first few weeks of school.
We’ve been working on counting with 1:1 correspondence, number recognition from 1 to 10, sorting by size, shape, and color, and writing numbers from 1 to 10. We filled up our fish bowls matching the written number with the correct number of fish. Students made pictures and designs by sorting with shapes. Students also worked on putting pictures of numbered frogs in correct order.
As part of our back to school celebration we read the story “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” (our classroom theme for this year) and practiced singing the ABC’s in various different ways. We sang it the traditional ways as well as the Phonics Song from Have Fun Teaching youtube!
Then we practiced writing the letters in our name, cutting them out and gluing them in order. Then we also counted how many letters were in our name and made a class graph of who had the most letters in their name and the least amount of letters.
Hello all of my Kindergarten Friends!
Today we welcomed in a brand new school year! With the new school year we’ve also moved on from the Dr. Seuss Theme and have changed to Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom! Since my K-1 class this year is a majority of Kindergarteners we are really focusing on getting the basics down, like our letters / letter sounds, phonological awareness, numbers, and counting!
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom is an excellent book with fun rhymes and colorful letters. The kindergarteners learn about rhyming words and the order of the alphabet. So this year I decorated the room in cocoanut trees, and bright colors to match the book. Take a look at the layout and some of the different centers such as the writing center (3rd picture), Home Living Center (6th picture), Small Group & Listening Center (7th picture), blocks center (9th picture), and science center (11th picture).
With the new theme, I have decided to update the design and I will be regularly updating this website again! I can’t wait to show you all the fun things we’re going to do this year! Cya soon!