Kindergarten students celebrated their writing this week during their Writing Celebration; we are so proud to present our amazing work to family and friends! They also learned about publishing. We discussed the importance of revising and adding more details to our work if necessary to make it the best it can be. Afterwards, the children created beautiful front and back covers and end papers to add to the inside covers of their pieces. We finished our books off with a fun "About the Author"page. The children are also excited to present our Memory Museum as each child's item or picture is featured in the museum. What a great way to end a wonderful celebratory holiday week. Blue and Green Kindergarten wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year! See you in 2018!
We have so many Super Powers! Kindergarten students are working hard this week applying all of their new strategies to their Just Right books. They are becoming more confident and much stronger, especially with the help of our Class Cougar who wrote the students letters granting them six Super Powers. Partner Power is in full effect as the children practice reading their books privately and then partner read with a friend. During this partner share the children ask each other questions, help each other figure out the tricky parts of the book, and even choral read the books aloud together. The students are also working on building their stamina during their reading time so that they are able to increase the time they spend reading their books. This practice helps them learn more about their books each time they read them. You and your child can try partner reading at home; our Blue and Green Cougars can teach you all about it. Have fun!
Monster squeeze math took Kindergarten by storm this week. Students played this game to continue to practice and support number recognition, and explore number relationships. Students demonstrated math language such as "greater than" and "less than.” First, we had a group discussion and played the game together as a class on the iPad, and had fun using our life size monster to play a guessing game on our class number line. Afterwards students took the challenge of creating their own monsters. They used smaller number lines and played the game with a partner. We are now challenging our mathematicians to play the game during our Reflection time and some students are having fun playing the game with numbers up to 100!