First Weeks of School

It’s hard to believe we are almost done with our first two and a half weeks of kindergarten already! We have spent a lot of time learning rules, procedures and routines for school; getting to know our friends and teachers; and learning a lot of new things. We have been very busy!

We start each day with our morning meeting and work on the Daily 5, practicing our reading, writing and phonics. Right now we are practicing how to read to ourselves. We have also been learning how to share our ideas and stories through drawing so we can prepare to write them later.

In the afternoon we work on math and science. In math we are practicing how to answer the problem of the day in our daily math journal. Right now we work together with the teacher to answer the word problem but later in the year we will answer the question on our own! We have been learning number sense which is the many different ways we can represent a number (For example a numeral, word, group of counters, etc.). In science we have been learning about the Five Senses and how they allow us to take in information to study the world around us.

Next week we will build on what we have learned so far. In Language Arts we will learn how to do word work activities, starting with learning to recognize and match upper and lower case letters. We will continue to practice sharing our ideas through writing. In math we will work on sorting objects based on their characteristics. We will continue with our study of the Five Senses.

Have a great weekend!

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