Popping in Kindergarten with Ms. Kelly

Week 27-Pythons & Rainforests

This week, we continue to add to our knowledge about rainforests. Reading a variety of nonfiction and fiction books about a similar topic gives us several opportunities for making connections and comparisons. We will also zoom in a bit on snakes with nonfiction books about snakes and an Eric Carle (and Richard Buckley) book about a Greedy Python. We continue our PBL work on our desert animal as well. This week’s focus is on adaptations of our animals. We are looking at students presenting...

March 10, 2020 Read more

Week 25-Rainforest

Hi all-    I dropped the ball and forgot to get out this past week’s blog post. I guess having the extra day off for President’s Day had my brain on vacation! Lol So this blog post will be for this past week and for the coming week about the Rainforest.  This past week our students learned about what are the general responsibilities of the United States President and how he comes into office every 4 years. Students learned he has a responsibility to pass laws, make a budget,...

February 20, 2020 Read more

Week 22-Habitats

This week, we kick off our Desert Animal and Habitat Project! Yippee! Students will be choosing their focus animals and forming small groups on Monday.  It is difficult to predict the exact pace a project will progress at, but it is possible that we may begin building our dioramas as early as mid-week. At last count, we still need 8 shoe boxes. If you do not think you will be able to supply one for your child please let me know ASAP so I can reach out to other community members for...

February 5, 2020 Read more

Week 22-Dassies

Our learning this week will center around Dassies. We will read both a nonfiction text and the story, The Three Little Dassies by Jan Brett. Dassies are small mammals, also known as rock hyrax. They are interesting and adorable and they will be helping your child strengthen their comprehension and discussion skills about unknown subjects. We will be writing about Dassies this week. Our pages will include information about their habitat, diet, adaptations, and fun facts. Our Desert...

January 28, 2020 Read more

Week 20-Martin Luther King Jr.

Welcome to week 20 of kindergarten!    I hope you enjoyed you the extra day off this week to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Our students will be introduced to Martin Luther King Jr. and the beliefs he had and shared with the world. Students will discuss and write about how they can make their school, home, and community a better place for all. We will read books about Martin’s life, his actions, and what beliefs he wanted for all people.  We will do a perseverance...

January 22, 2020 Read more

Week 18-The Mitten

Welcome back from winter break everyone! Today was seriously such a great first day back from break. The kiddos sweet faces made getting back on my regular routine worth it. 🙂 The students were  excited to see me and their peers. Students had a fun community circle share this morning letting us all know what they did for their winter break. I heard a lot about sledding/snowboarding adventures, visiting family, and what they did on New Year’s Eve. I hope you all had a fun filled,...

January 6, 2020 Read more

Week 17-Gingerbread Man

Welcome to the 17th week of school before winter break!       This week will be a combination of our regular routine and fun learning activities mixed in. This week’s theme is gingerbread. We will read the original version of the Gingerbread Man, then we will compare and contrast it to two different stories, The Gingerbread Boy, and the The Gingerbread Boy Goes to School. We will be asking students to make text-self and text-to-text connections between the 3...

December 18, 2019 Read more

Week 16-Reindeer/Hedgehogs

Welcome to week 16!    I mistakenly said last week was week 16, but really it was week 15! 🙂 I am trying to get to winter break already. Lol This week’s theme will continue to be Reindeer as we will be finishing our Reindeer Informational Reports. But we will also be looking at Hedgehogs and how they prepare for winter.    For ELA, our texts will be about Reindeer and hedgehogs. We will read fiction and non-fiction books. We will use the fiction book by...

December 7, 2019 Read more

Week 15: Reindeer

Welcome to week 16 of Kindergarten! BLOG: My blog is not working like it should this school year. For some reason the alerts are not going out to parents when I post a blog. Now the blog isn’t even posting like it should. So from now on I will be posting it as usual, but I will also be sending it directly to all parents through Infinite Campus. I appreciate everyone’s patience with this issue. Our IT is attempting to figure out how to fix this issue without having to create a whole new...

December 2, 2019 Read more

Week 13-Veteran’s Day

Here we are in week 13 of kindergarten! This week our learning theme in Ms. Kelly’s class is: Veterans.  We will have active military and veterans coming to speak to our Kindergarten classes on Tuesday afternoon. Students prior to the presentation will learn about the 5 branches of the military and what their responsibilities are to keep our great nation safe. Students will read, write, and learn about what Veteran’s Day is and how we celebrate it. Our poem this week is about...

November 13, 2019 Read more