Popping in Kindergarten with Ms. Kelly

Last week in Kindergarten!

Here we are in the last week of kindergarten…what a wild and crazy fun ride it has been! 🙂 This was my first year back in the classroom after doing special education administration for the past 2 school years. For my 12th school year this was the best teaching position I think I could’ve received. Seeing the amount of curiosity and hunger to learn from our students each day filled my cup up! We hit every day running to learn new things in reading, writing, math, and science. I...

June 3, 2019 Read more

Week 35 in Kindergarten

      This week is our last week of complete instruction of kindergarten!  I cannot believe I only have 6 more school days with our students! This week we are finishing up our Mo Willems stories. Then students will be constructing their posters on Thursday.  The students really have put a lot of hard work into writing their own books, as well as illustrating them!      *Students will get to present their poster and Mo Willems book at the public library this Friday the 31st from...

May 28, 2019 Read more

Week 34-Continue Human Body systems

Hi everyone!       We will continue to learn about our human body systems this week too. As last week, we only were able to discuss, read, write, and learn about the system of the heart and lungs. Each mini-lesson we did last week, students were so interested and curious about the fiction/non-fiction books, and the BrainPop Jr. videos we watched about the heart and lungs! Lol  So this week we will finish up with the stomach and brain systems.       We are steadily working on our PBL...

May 20, 2019 Read more

Week 33-Human Body Systems

We are at week 33 of kindergarten! The weeks and days of kindergarten are winding down…..It truly feels like it was just December?! We have 3 full weeks of instruction left, so we will be busy this week learning about the human body systems that involve our heart, lungs, stomach, and brain. Students will learn how these systems work, why they are important, and what we need to do to take care of them. We will read fiction and non-fiction texts about each system, as well as videos to aide...

May 13, 2019 Read more

Week 32-Caterpillars: Butterflies

Hi everyone!   So I have to apologize if you have missed my blogs the last few weeks! 🙁 A parent emailed me yesterday letting me know she hasn’t been getting my blog each week. So I did some investigating to see what was up?! Well, I realized our blog program/site now requires you to hit the publish button twice. If you hit publish only once it only creates a draft and does not publish automatically like it used to. :l There were 3 blogs sitting in my drafts!!!! To catch...

May 7, 2019 Read more

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