Last week we had a full week of Humpty Dumpty. We used this classic nursery rhyme to learn about: using pictures to help figure out words we don’t know, finding the /t/ sound in texts we know, labeling our pictures to give more information, and critical thinking as to why Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall. And let’s not forget, we brought Humpty Dumpty to life!
Below are images of our paper Humpties, creating real egg Humpties, and videos of our Humpty Dumpties getting thrown off the wall!
For those of you who missed curriculum night or those who want to look for Kindergarten information, please click the link below to access the PDF of our presentation.
-Mrs. Erlendson & Mrs. Xiaoman
Kindergarten Parent Night PowerPoint 2016-17 PDF
Class KC is lucky to have beautiful curved walls and a new lay out! Yesterday after school Mrs. Erlendson and Ms. Xiaoman rearranged the furniture in a way that would help students move around easily and make good choices inside the classroom. The new layout means that all tables are at the front, there’s more open space, and even a new special place for math lessons and activities!
Today students took advantage of the new space to do a whole class Shape sort! “Mommy/Daddy” shapes were set up around the classroom and KC students had to help the baby shapes find their home (the matching shape)! Below is a video of the shape sort and a collage of our new class layout!
The first full week in KC was filled with a lot of routines and practice with procedures, but it was also filled with lots of exploration of materials, building relationships with classmates, and hard work! To make sure KC is in line and straight the teacher says, “Arms by your side!” and the students respond with, “Feet in the middle!”
The most exciting part of the week was Writer’s Workshop! The KC writers practiced using their writing folders, how to do WOW drawings, and even started sounding words out and writing the sounds they hear! KC was so brave – we even had everybody volunteer to share their writing with the class.