And now the panic and excitement begins! The last day of November… the last day I can put off all that needs to be done during this wonderful holiday season. We had a great week back together after a nice Thanksgiving break.
Our language arts unit this week focused on ways to identify fiction and nonfiction books, graphing games to better help us identify initial sounds and activities and crafts to reinforce the letters B and M, their sounds and proper ways to form these letters when writing. Next week we are moving on to the letter A.
While our formal unit on graphing has come to an end, we will continue to work with graphs as we spiral that skill through our daily calendar and routines. Next week we will dive into the world of part, part, whole. Questions that we will look deeper into understanding are:
- How can we look at an image and recognize parts of a set up to five without counting? (dot images, rekenreks, tiles, toothpicks, dice)
- How can we use manipulatives to describe parts in set up to five? (five frame, counters, unifix cubes, beads)
- How can we use manipulatives to describe parts in a set for numbers up to ten? (ten frames, five frames, counters, unifix cubes, beads)
Our unit on magnets might have been their favorite so far. They had so much fun experimenting and discovering with all the different types of magnets we were able to borrow from the KES science lab. We were able to kick off our study on magnets with a visit from Mrs. Young from the Young Scientist program. Next week, we will shift our focus to better understanding and differentiating between wants and needs.
Their bag of books will come home again today. Thanks for the reminders at home to keep up with these borrowed books and to bring them back on Monday so that we can keep moving on in our reading groups!
Celebrate the holidays and upcoming winter break by attending the KES Winter Music Fest, Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym! Enjoy an evening of song and merriment as our talented musicians, singers and dancers perform songs from the great American holiday songs collection, which you can be certain will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. That’s Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym and dress for the party!
I think that is all for now. As always, please let me know if you have any questions, thoughts or concerns. Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday.