Thursday, August 14, 2014

10 Big Days!

We made it to ten days of school! The kids are really in a good routine and we are busy learning! 

Race to 30 Game! 

Number Bingo

Using the nice weather to write our numbers!

This week we are continue working on numbers to 30. We have practiced counting, reading and writing our numbers as well as representing our numbers! So far we can represent numbers with a picture, tally marks, and word form. We will continue to represent numbers all year using other forms too!

A parent sent me this from the car rider line :) Such nice weather that we like to practice spelling outside!
We started our first spelling list this year by working on short a. Our first spelling test is tomorrow! Don't forget to practice to the spelling sentence! It is graded on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation! 

We have been busy in reader's and writer's workshop! The kids have done really well learning the procedures of workshop time and have increased their reading and writing minutes from the first day of school!

Tonight is Back to School Night! It starts at 6 pm in the cafeteria! I hope to see all of you there! Each kid will receive glen gold if someone will be able to come :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

First Two Days Back!

Last Friday was our first day back and it was a great day! The kids came in and were excited to be back at school! We started the day with a little introduction game and we practiced saying everyone's names. 

We went over a few procedures and talked about expectations in different areas of the building. Then before we knew it, it was time for lunch! Yes, we eat lunch at 10am! It seems very early but let me tell you...I had multiple kids ask when it was time for lunch by 9! Also, starting next week, the school will be providing an afternoon snack for the kids.

We read several books, including Elmer and Splat the Cat! 

Today the kids came back to school ready to start our first full week. We went over the classroom rules and I introduced them to Class Dojo...not sure what that is? Ask your child! Or you can check the Parent Handbook I sent home today. I will also go over it a little more in-depth at Back to School Night which is August 14th at 6pm.

We started Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop this morning and the kids worked great! They read quietly for 4 minutes which is great for the first day. We talked about how our brains need to exercise in order to build up that stamina! Hopefully by the end of the week, we can spend 10 minutes reading! They also did great writing! They spent almost 10 minutes working on their pictures as well as writing a story to go with it.

During math we were introduced to calendar time and we practiced counting our numbers to 20 by watching this fun video:

This week we will practice reading, counting, and writing numbers to 30.

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