Kindergarten with Mrs. Vaughn

Week 6- Seasons (Fall)

This week, much of our learning will center around the changing of the seasons. We will be examining fall leaves and using them as a topic for writing and to sort during math. We could use some more leaves to help ensure that our comparisons and observations will be detailed and rich. Time spent gathering counts as volunteer time. We also continue our focuses on letter names and sounds, as well as rhyming. We have some fun and valuable rhyming activities centered around the whimsical song Down...

September 21, 2019 Read more

Week 5: Apples (Fiction and Nonfiction)

This week we will be learning about apples through a nonfiction text as well as enjoying the story of 10 Red Apples (which has the delightful repeating phrase “fiddle-dee-fee” in it).  We will continue our exploration of fiction and nonfiction as types of text (this is an endeavor we continue throughout the year). We will also be examining how the different parts of the book (front cover, title page, and back cover) help us get our brains ready for what we are going to be reading. We will...

September 13, 2019 Read more

Week 4- Bears (Fiction and Non Fiction)

This week we will be enjoying the story Bear Snores On, as well as reading a nonfiction book about bears. With this week’s theme, we jump into an important concept, distinguishing between fiction and nonfiction. Students will be learning about how works of fiction are stories that are made up and works of nonfiction teach us real information and facts. You can reinforce these concepts when reading with your child by having them identify what they are reading using these terms and having...

September 8, 2019 Read more

Week 3- Open a Book

Our theme this week is Open a Book. We will be delving into the 3rd Way to Read- Retelling a story. This involves a reader sharing what they heard when the story was read to them and what they see in the pictures. Our read aloud will be Bears Don’t Read. We will also be revisiting Big Bear and the popular tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to practice our retelling skills. We will continue to focus on and practice our skill of Attentive Listening. The Kindergartners did a great job...

September 2, 2019 Read more

Week 2- Sharing

Welcome to the second week of Kindergarten! If your child was tuckered out on Thursday- they are in the majority. Plenty of sleep will help us tackle all the great learning we have in store. Our theme this week is Sharing. Our primary read aloud will be Share, Big Bear, Share- a delightful book that I discovered one summer on the shelves of the local library. It is about a bear who misunderstands what others are saying, but by the end he learns to pay attention to others and remembers to share...

August 25, 2019 Read more

Week 1- Starting School

Week 1- Starting School I like weekends as much as the next girl, but I am silly excited to get our school year together started. The beginning of Kindergarten is largely about learning new routines and school expectations, as well as becoming familiar with our room, teacher, and classmates. This week, we will be reading about Froggy’s First Day of School. Students will be learning about how to “read the pictures” of a book. This is a way for beginning readers to...

August 18, 2019 Read more