• JK

    Letter of the Week

    Ee

    Math Skill

    Shapes

    Discovery

    All About my Body

    Character Trait

    True Friend
Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Wow! We have enjoyed an excellent week in JK studying the letter Ee! We made our E letter card and read  Elmer the Elephant. We took a challenge to create our own Elmer through a STEAM activity in small groups. We had our first tech time with Mrs. Brock  and used egg sidewalk chalk to practice the letter Ee! We also pretended to be scientists and did an egg experiment.  Zero the Hero visited us this week for our 20thday of school and brought donuts! Finally on Friday, we were excited to see what Maggie had munched and generate our own list of Ee words! We then drew pictures of our own favorite objects that start with Ee. 

We have continued our study of shapes this week. We introduced the game “Bang” to the boys, and it was so fun! Each boy pulls out a popsicle stick and names the shape on it. If the stick with the word “bang” is on it, he has to put all the sticks he has back in the cup.  We also had a great time reviewing the shapes while we played shape perfection game.

Our body unit has led us to the study of organs this week! We began the week by studying our bodies’ computers, our brains! We then focused on our bones! P.D. showed us what our bodies would be like without bones. We would not be able to stand up or move around! We love the book, Dem Bones by Bob Barner. It helps teach us where our bones are, and we especially loved dancing our bones to the song! 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

-September 20th- Donuts with Dad and Dear Ones 

-September 27th- Healthy Me Day

-October 4th- Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Wow! We have enjoyed an excellent week in JK studying the letter Ee! We made our E letter card and read  Elmer the Elephant. We took a challenge to create our own Elmer through a STEAM activity in small groups. We had our first tech time with Mrs. Brock  and used egg sidewalk chalk to practice the letter Ee! We also pretended to be scientists and did an egg experiment.  Zero the Hero visited us this week for our 20thday of school and brought donuts! Finally on Friday, we were excited to see what Maggie had munched and generate our own list of Ee words! We then drew pictures of our own favorite objects that start with Ee. 

We have continued our study of shapes this week. We introduced the game “Bang” to the boys, and it was so fun! Each boy pulls out a popsicle stick and names the shape on it. If the stick with the word “bang” is on it, he has to put all the sticks he has back in the cup.  We also had a great time reviewing the shapes while we played shape perfection game.

Our body unit has led us to the study of organs this week! We began the week by studying our bodies’ computers, our brains! We then focused on our bones! P.D. showed us what our bodies would be like without bones. We would not be able to stand up or move around! We love the book, Dem Bones by Bob Barner. It helps teach us where our bones are, and we especially loved dancing our bones to the song! 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

-September 20th- Donuts with Dad and Dear Ones 

-September 27th- Healthy Me Day

-October 4th- Parent/Teacher Conferences

Last modified on September 16, 2019
Mon, Aug 26, 2019

  We have had a fantastic first full week in JK! This week, we focused on recognizing our first names in print and learning the names of our classmates. We loved playing memory match with our friends’ faces! For our own names, we used paint dabbers to “dab” large letters in our names.  We created our very own coconut tree that correlated with the book Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom and letter stamped our names on the tree.  We read the book A, My Name is Aliceby Jane Bayer which sparked our thinking about things that start with the same beginning letter as our first names! We created collage portraits of ourselves to go with our ideas, and they are brightening up the walls of our classroom! We counted the letters in our names after reading Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and graphed the names of all of our friends in our class! 

  We read the book, Chicka Chicka 123, and worked on recognizing the numbers 0-5.  We reinforced our recognition of numbers with a beanbag tossing game and a number search.  We had a fun activity of who could build the tallest tower using unifix cubes rolling a foam dice. 

  With all of our Chicka Chicka Boom Boomstudy, we needed to investigate a real coconut!  We did a “See, Think, Wonder” thinking routine on a real coconut and described how it felt.  We then got to crack it open!  We also got to taste shredded coconut that Astro left for us! 


  We continued the study of our rules from last week.   We talked about what makes a “weak choice” and a “strong choice,” and sorted different actions that might arise in the classroom! 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

September 2nd- Labor Day /no school

September 7th- 9:30am, PDS Jamboree, 

September 20th- 7:50am, Donuts with Dads and Dear Ones

September 26th-Individual Picture Day

October 4th- Parent/Teacher Conferences ( student holiday)

Last modified on August 26, 2019

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