Kindergarten with Miss Morrison

Week 35- Ladybugs

This week, our focus for literacy is ladybugs!  We have a nonfiction text to learn more about ladybugs and their life cycle. We also have another fiction book by our beloved author Eric Carle – The Grouchy Ladybug! We will be focusing on making text connections and comparing our fiction and nonfiction text.  Our project presentation day is this Friday, May 31st! Please arrive by 4:30.  The presentations will be similar to the animal research project, where students will be spread out...

May 28, 2019 Read more

Week 34 – Butterflies

This week, our focus for literacy is butterflies!  We have a nonfiction text to learn more about butterflies and their life cycle. We also have a very loved fiction book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle! We will be focusing on making text connections and comparing our fiction and nonfiction text.  Our project presentation day at the library (Friday, May 31st) is fast approaching! So we will be making sure to show good work ethic during writing these next 2 weeks as we get...

May 20, 2019 Read more

Week 33- Spiders

This week, we not only take a closer look at spiders, but also one of our focus authors- Eric Carle. His book The Very Busy Spider and a great nonfiction text are in our reading line up. We will be continuing to strengthen our comprehension and discussion skills by sharing interesting facts, comparing and contrasting, discussing the author’s point, and retelling the story. Our class’s closer look into Mo Willem’s Pigeon books has laid the groundwork for them to start writing their...

May 12, 2019 Read more

Week 32- Lions

Last week students voted on what topic they wanted to learn about this week and they voted on lions! We have a couple of nonfiction texts and informative video clips that we will gather information from. We will also be reading a nonfiction book about a lion who learns about the importance of not lying and telling the truth. In writing, we are delving deeper into our author study of Mo Willems as this work becomes foundationally tied to where our book study project has led. (If you, the...

May 6, 2019 Read more

Week 31 – Plants

This week, we will be learning about plants- their parts, cycle, and needs. We have a great nonfiction text and a couple of fiction texts, including an Eric Carle book. We have been spending some time thinking about what point authors are making in their books- what they want us to learn. This often applies to fiction as well as nonfiction. When a character learns a lesson it is often a lesson we can apply to our own lives as well. This is another aspect of books that you can touch on in your...

April 29, 2019 Read more

Week 30- Bees

Building off of last week’s science focus of taking care of the world around us, this week we will be learning about bees. We will read a nonfiction text that shows how they are helpful, interesting animals. We will use this text to further explore how authors support their points. We will also read a story called The Greedy Bee. We will be using this book to help us build a habit of collecting interesting words We will be exploring Shades of Meaning this week. This is a very fun...

April 22, 2019 Read more

Week 29- Earth Care

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 28 – Sharks

This week, we put the finishing touches on our dioramas and rehearse our presentations because Thursday is the big day. We hope you are planning on joining us! We cannot wait to share with you our hard work and knowledge on our desert animals! Presentation Info: 1:30 on Thursday, April 11th Please enter through the front office and then come on down and join us. Some students will be presenting in the classroom, while some students will be set up in the hall right outside our...

April 7, 2019 Read more

Week 27- Hermit Crabs

This week, we focus in on hermit crabs with a nonfiction text and two stories with main characters that are hermit crabs (including an Eric Carle book).  At the end of the week, we take a look at coral reefs. These books will provide us with opportunities to strengthen our questioning skills along with our retelling and comparing and contrasting skills. Last week, we learned about when strong readers ask questions- before, during, and after reading- as well as some types of questions...

March 25, 2019 Read more

Week 26 – Ocean Habitat

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 18, 2019 Read more