The boys and girls did a great job of patiently working at their centers this morning before our party in the afternoon. We enjoyed Grinch Floats aka Yoda Sodas and decorated Christmas trees to eat. These ideas came from the Pinterest sites makeandtakes.com and chicpins.com. We will finish watching Chicken Little tomorrow. Pictures to come soon!
This morning we looked at a video about different holidays at this time of year: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/content/009b0c5f-4cec-4fab-a90a-f603ade1a792/ . We also watched David Gets in Trouble: http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=uJxFtMUAeWI. Of course, we always love No David!: http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=2QV1X3u1o3c.
Just one more day until vacation!
Students have been enjoying the STAR Board for centers lately. Today’s center was all about numeral recognition and counting. If your child would like to practice at home just click on Fish Tank.
We have some new YouTube favorites: Four Seasons in a Year, The Skeleton Dance teaches left and right, and Nature’s Best Camouflages is a fascinating science slide show.
Tuesday will be an exciting day. The PTO has arranged a visit from local firefighters and they are bringing their trucks for Tower-Soudan students to see. They will also do a fire safety presentation so we are looking forward to that.
We will be working more with shapes this coming week as well as CGI, and will continue with learning strokes in handwriting. Keep reading, everyone!
We are working on telling time to the hour and here is a fun link to Match My Clock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=343sVDC6-FE&feature=related. The kids will be making a clock next week so watch for it and they can practice at home.
Match My Clock
Counting down from 20 at snack time has been fun with this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srPktd4k_O8. The kindergarteners sing along and they made up their own ending so they blast off when they get past one.
Getting ready to blast off!
Bert and Ernie: Guess What’s Next
I may have posted this before, but here is a fun and silly way to take a look at patterns!
Posted in December
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Posted in November
Here is a link to an article on supporting your kindergarten child: A Parents Guide to Working with Your Emergent Reader and Writer. Try some of these tips as well as reading aloud and helping with homework. Your child will benefit!
Check out Youtube’s Sesame Street’s Guess What’s Next. It was a fun introduction to working on patterns today.
Remember that on Thursday and Friday there is no school. Enjoy your extra time off!