I am sure you've heard... we have been having a wonderful time exploring the amazing people and activities in our classroom and our school!
We noticed that many of our new friends had some of the same letters in their name that we had in ours! We also crated an art project of ourselves and shared something we like that has the same beginning letter as our name. We read a story about taking care of books and then practiced how to care for our classroom books.
We have been thinking about our hopes and dreams for kindergarten, This will naturally lead to use developing classroom expectations. If we want to do all of these amazing hopes and dreams we need to have expectations.
During math we explored pattern blocks, rekenreks, unifix cubes, colored counting bears and geoboards. We have practiced counting games and next week we will begin our number study! During this time we focus on developing a deep understanding of number including different ways to represent each number, how to write them and what they represent.
We explored shaving cream, wikki sticks and salt trays. We use these tools to help us with numbers, letters, shapes and fine motor.
Ms. Krueger came into to read us a wonderful book about belonging. She also already knows quite a few of our names! WOW! Next week we will start our FUNdations literacy learning. Each week we will introduce a letter (or letters) along with a picture and their corresponding letter sound and the handwriting formation to go with it. Next week will be an introduction and the letter Tt-top /t/.
~Bug in the Rug (name game)
~The Tooty Ta
~The days of the week song
~Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear (voice levels)
~Someone who sits at their table