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With the second week of school the Kindergarten All-Stars, we have been busy with learning procedures, the schedule, and basic skills such as letter / number recognition.  Yesterday we read a story adapted from a song called Wheels on the Bus and we discussed the problem and solution of the story.  At the end of the day we made school buses and made a new part of the song using students beginning letter of their name.

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We have also been learning about the sight word “I” so we read a story called The Way I feel by Janan Cain.  Then students made self portraits of themselves, paired up and shared how they felt.  We talked as a whole class how feelings are important no matter what they are.

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We read the story Christmas Kitten and made a connection with the story by talking about what we want for Christmas.  We made hand print cut outs and wrote what we want for Christmas on the hand print.  We then took the hand print and made them into a Christmas tree.  Finally we made a Santa Has sight word book.

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Last week we finished up a fun unit full of Thanksgiving activities.  For our word work we created a flip book with repetitive sight words and things that you do on Thanksgiving.

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We also read Thanksgiving books on things that we like.  Then students used their knowledge of sight words to write sentences using the word ‘we’.

 

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For math we read the story “The Great Turkey Race” discussed the problem and solution of the story.  Then we created our own math story problems using addition and pictures of turkeys for the visual.

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Finally we learned about the life of Pilgrims and Wampanoags on Scholastic.com’s First Thanksgiving website.  Students made designs on Wampanoags using pattern block cutouts.

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We read the poem the Halloween Surprise and looked for sight words using dry erase markers, and finding sight words on our own poems.  Then we made Halloween cards inviting our parents to our Halloween party that we will be having next week.

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The Kindergarten All-Stars are having fun with our fall theme.  To support the skills we’ve been learning in class, we’ve been enjoying fall related literacy centers.  We’ve been working on rhyming words, initial sounds, color words / sight words, and differentiating between letters and words.

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We also read the story “The Falling Leaves” and  enjoyed making leaf rubbings with completting a sentence starter with sight words we’ve neen working on so far in the past few weeks.

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We learned a new song called “Autumn Leaves” by the learning station.  We also read the story “Autumn’s First Leaf” and talked about our favorite fall colors and practiced completing sentences with our sight words.

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We also added a new poem into our poetry journals and made tissue paper fall trees.

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This week celebrated our colors and learned color words in Kindergarten.  All of the school dressed up on a specific color each day, and in kindergarten we have had various activities to go along with color week.

Here are the colors that everyone dressed up as for each day.

  • Monday – Red
  • Tuesday – Orange
  • Wednesday – Yellow
  • Thursday – Green
  • Friday – Blue (Spirit Day)

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The first day, a few of the kindergarten classes created a bar graph of their favorite color.  We used the bar graph to decide the most popular color.

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Students also worked on a color page each day at centers that corresponded with the color of the day.  At the end of the week (tomorrow) students will take all of the pages and make them into a color book.

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Today students found things in magazines, cut them out, and added them to the corresponding color poster.

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