Schedule for the Week of February 10-14
Monday: wear PE uniform
Tuesday: 100th Day of School- Bring your 100 DAY projects to share, we will be having special activities throughout the day! Students who choose the t-shirt project may wear it to school on this day.
Wednesday: bring library bag with books to be returned
Thursday: wear PE uniform
Friday: Valentine’s Day- Students may wear Valentine’s Day colors. They are also invited to bring Valentine cards for their classmates. Our class list was sent home on Friday if your child would like to make cards at home. Please let me know if you did not receive the class list.
Reminders and Upcoming Events:
Outdoor Investigations: I am excited to announce that we will be offering optional additional outdoor activities for children who wish to participate during Open Inquiry. Open Inquiry takes place at the end of our school day. The focus will be on “Outdoor Investigations” and there will be integrated art components as well. Students will have the option to sign up for this Open Inquiry choice each day. This week we will offer Outdoor Investigations on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. This will continue after the break as well.
February 17-21 is February Break- No School
After School Activities Sign ups: Kindergarten students may participate in After School Activities. Please follow this link to view and sign up your child if you wish for them to participate.
Author Study: Kevin Henkes
In KWB we are reading many books written by the author and illustrator: Kevin Henkes. As we read his books we are noticing:
- the problem within the story
- the solution of how the problem was solved
Students are working on retelling the books we read stories by identifying what happened at the beginning, middle and end.
In writing, students are going to try to use some of their noticings from Kevin Henkes’ books within the books they write. For example:
- writing a story with animal characters
- showing characters with feelings that change
- using some of the same characters in different books
- writing stories with a beginning, middle, and end
This week students focused on the snap words: we and be. They also wanted to learn the word “are”. “Are” is not a kindergarten snap word, but the students wanted to study it. Can you and your child find these words in books you are reading together?
Students also practiced capturing all of the sounds within words they are writing. We do this by:
- saying the word slow like a snail or turtle
- stretch the word out like a snake
- capture all of the sounds you hear by writing the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in the word
- say the word as many times as you need to capture all of the sounds