September 27, 2011

What's Happening in Our Classroom

Our class has been hard at work with getting to know each other. The last Totally Terrific Children will have a chance to be honored someday in the next 5 days. We have loved looking at the photos and hearing about what each child enjoys. This activity is enhanced with the name study celebrations and the connections to phonological awareness activities.

Here is a breakdown of our studies for the month of September:

Social Studies Theme Work: All About Us, Totally Terrific Child

Literacy:Totally Terrific Child, establishing a reading and writing community, beginning phonological skills, baseline literacy assessments,

Math: Establishing math workplaces and math workshops, math assessments, naming/sorting/graphing 2-D shapes, counting and comparing sets using 10-Frames, numeral recognition and writing, reading a calendar, sorting

Ready Readers

Today half of the class worked with me on this phonological awareness activity while the other half went to the Imagination Playground. The groups will switch tomorrow so your child may take this activity home then. After reading lots of books about what it looks like to be a BEST SELF learner in Kindergarten, the entire class brainstormed some simple sentences on what Kindergarten students do at school. We wrote them on sentence strips and then counted the number of words and cut the sentences apart. The kids put the sentences back together based on their word memory. In the small group, they are given various sentences to cut apart, mix up, and put back together. They glued the sentences in proper word order then illustrated.

Froggy Friend

This little lady was hopping down our hallway. Lucy, the bus driver and Pre-School Para-educator, showed us that her white neck marks her as a girl. I learned something new yesterday!