Popping in Kindergarten with Ms. Kelly

This week, we explore a new science topic. We will be learning about different ways to help care for our planet. We will be reading several books about taking care of nature as we continue to practice our comprehension skills. We will be focusing on new, interesting words this week. We will also begin to investigate how an author supports his point. We will be looking for what they want us to learn and think. We will then be figuring out how they use their words and illustrations to convince...

April 15, 2019 Read more

Week 29 of Kindergarten!      I hope everyone’s spring break was relaxing and as good as the weather was. It was nice to have 10 days to travel, spend time with family and friends, and do some spring cleaning at home and in the classroom! This week we will continue with the theme of the Ocean, but also with a focus on sharks. We will read non-fiction and fiction text about sharks. This week, we start to explore a new writing focus: narratives. Not only will...

April 8, 2019 Read more

Week 28-Hermit Crabs

Welcome to the last week before Spring Break!! 🙂 This week is a wrap up week of our PBL project about desert animals. The kids really have been working extremely hard doing research, writing, and illustrating their informational reports. As mentioned last week, presentation day for the reports is this Thursday, the 28th at 1:30 p.m. To attend, please make sure you sign in at the office through the front entrance. Then come on down to room 32. Students will be spread out throughout...

March 26, 2019 Read more

Week 26 in Kindergarten-Ocean

This week, we will be widening our exploration of habitats by diving into a study of the ocean! We will begin with a look at the different ocean zones. Eric Carle will then lead us in a closer look at seahorses with his book Mister Seahorse. Next, we will be learning interesting things about Weird Sea Creatures using a nonfiction text. Asking thoughtful questions before, during, and after our reading takes on a bigger focus this week with a helpful animal friend Wondering Walrus. Asking...

March 19, 2019 Read more

Week 25 in Kindergarten: Snakes/Rain forests

This week, we continue to add to our knowledge about Rain forests. Reading a variety of nonfiction and fiction books about a similar topic gives us several opportunities for making connections and comparisons which is a major ELA standard for kindergarten. We will also zoom in a bit on snakes with a nonfiction book about snakes and an Eric Carle (and Richard Buckley) book about a Greedy Python. Our poem this week will also be called, The Greedy Python. We will continue our PBL work on our...

March 11, 2019 Read more

Week 24 in Kindergarten-Sloth/rainforest

Our exploration of the rainforest habitat continues this week. We will be reading a nonfiction book about sloths as well as two fiction stories that have sloths as the main character.  We will also be beginning an author study on the wonderful author, Eric Carle. I’m super excited about sharing not only his stories, but his artwork and ways of cultivating his ideas with the kindergartners! We continue our PBL work on our animals. We have written our pages about our animal’s adaptation...

March 5, 2019 Read more

Week 23 in Kindergarten-Rainforests

This week, we are learning about the rainforest habitat. We will be reading a nonfiction text to learn interesting facts and visiting the rainforest in another Jan Brett book, The Umbrella. This will allow us to compare and contrast the two texts from this week as well as make connections to other texts we have previously read. For our PBL project, we have begun focusing on our animal’s diet. This includes whether they are a herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore- as well as other interesting...

February 25, 2019 Read more

Week 22 of Kindergarten with Ms. Kelly

Welcome to week 22 in Kindergarten! Our sub-theme this week is President’s Day. This week we will learn about what role does the president of the United States have. We will not be discussing our current president’s policy or any opinions. This will be a neutral study of what jobs our president has. Students will learn that the president gives speeches, appoints people to lead our troops, helps to protect and keep our country safe, and makes tough decisions. This week we are...

February 19, 2019 Read more

Welcome to the 21st week of Kindergarten! This week we will get full swing into our Desert Animal PBL. We will continue to study the desert habitat with more of a focus on adaptations. We have great nonfiction books to help us do this! We will continue to practice sharing facts from our reading. We will also be making comparisons and connections between texts about the same topic. Our Research Project continues with us diving deeper into our group texts. This week will begin with a...

February 11, 2019 Read more

Welcome to week 20 of Kindergarten! This week we will be starting this trimester’s Project Base Learning (PBL) writing about desert animals. Each student will get to choose one out of six animals to research, discuss, write about, and create a book and diorama about. This week we will explore the desert habitat and the animals that live in it. Then for the next 6 weeks we will work on assisting students to create their book and dioramas. Students will need to research their animals habitat, diet, adaptations, fun facts, and create an author page about themselves. This is a very fun and educating PBL project for our kindergartners. At the end, we will have live presentation at the city library where students will get to present to families and the Oasis community. Math this week is finishing up numbers 11-19. We will continue to work on writing, reading, and creating numbers 11-19, as well as having students understand the place value for 11-19. Students need to understand that 17 is made up of 10 and 7. We are also working with students being able to start at a group of 10 and count up how many more to the given teen number. HOMEWORK: New homework logs were put into each students binder today! It looks different, but is the same concept. 20 minutes nightly: 10 minutes of reading/practicing sight words & 10 minutes of math doing 1 page or IXL. SLIPPERS: As I posted about last week, students are welcome to bring in and keep a pair of simple slippers to change into in their cubbies. It’s a fun and easy way for students to feel safe and relaxed in the classroom. :) Book Orders: New book orders went home last Thursday. They will be do next Thursday, February 14th. VALENTINE’S DAY: We will celebrate Valentine’s Day here in room 32 on Thursday, February 24th at 12:15 p.m. Please have your child put just their name on 23 valentines to give out the each classmate. Passing out valentines can be a arduous process & having just their name on it to give out makes the process much quicker. Lol Students are also welcome to bring in a small snack or treat to share with the class.

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February 4, 2019 Read more