In Kindergarten, we are becoming avid readers. We learned that avid readers red A LOT, and truly feel what the characters are feeling. We have been meeting in book clubs to discuss books with our friends, and recommending books during “reading playdates.”
Kindergartners are learning to separate and identify a number of sounds in words, and they are beginning to connect initial sounds and letters from one word to another. This helps them figure out words sound by sound as they read. It will also help them keep track of their reading of a whole text like a story book. Together, we’ve been snipping out one sound and replacing it with another, which helps the class use knowledge of one word to write or read another. You can play this game anywhere! Take a word and ask your child to change the first sound. So if you say mop your child might say hop, stop, pop, drop.
We began writing fairy tales in Writing Workshop this week. We noticed that fairy tales have special beginnings, good and evil characters, royalty, and particular settings (i.e. woods, palace).
In Math, we have been using balance pans to determine if two quantities are equal to one another. If the balance pans are uneven, one side contains a greater quantity. We have been recording these equations using the signs = and ≠. Look out for equal/not-equal homework this weekend!
Tuesday was our very first dance class with Hubbard Street. We learned about creating shapes and moving on different levels. After each lesson, we add new skills to our toolbox!