Shelley Umberson

Shelley Umberson

Senior Kindergarten Teacher

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

We had a fun week celebrating Dr. Seuss!  We read several Dr. Seuss books, wore stripes on Monday, crazy hats on Tuesday, and dressed as a Dr. Seuss character on Wednesday.  

We created a number mystery picture, designed a Cat in the Hat with counting coins, practiced our addition with a Dr. Seuss Dice and Roll Game, created our own word problems based on the Dr. Seuss book, One Fish, Two Fish.  

We also enjoyed practicing our digraphs on our white boards, playing red word bingo and writing about our fun week in our journals.

Have a fun and safe Spring Break!!

What a wonderful week!!!  We were able to go outside for recess and enjoy the sunshine on Thursday and Friday!!

We listened carefully this week to words that begin and end with the digraphs TH and CH.  We sorted picture words in whole group, did a cut/paste activity, blended words, and wrote sentences with words that had these digraphs in them.  The boys enjoyed practicing these sounds when we read 

Tish the Fish this week.  They also were able to see how their new red word SAID was used in this story.  We also enjoyed reading our National Geographic magazines and learning about a dog named, Norman.  Norman can ride a bike and a scooter.  We all voted, and we would love to have Norman as our class pet!

We continued studying 3D shapes and had fun building shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks.  We also played 2D/3D Chutes and Ladders with a partner, as well as a bingo game called Shape Monster where we reviewed our 3D shapes. We are working on addition through 10, and love playing fun classroom games to help us learn these facts!  We ended the week with an estimation activity of SwediSH FiSH.  

We can’t wait for Dr. Seuss week and all the fun activities!  We also wonder who will win the Student/Faculty Basketball Game???

Have a Great Week!!!

We learned about the twin consonant rule this week! When f, l, s or z is heard after a short vowel at the end of a one syllable word, there are twins!! Some examples are puff, will, boss, and buzz.  We are continuing to build onto our red words.  We had a blast practicing them in shaving cream on our tables!  We practiced our blending with letter tiles, and wrote in our journals to continue sentence building with capitalization and punctuation.

We learned a cool song to help us remember the 3D shapes.  Please ask your son to sing it to you at home, and to point out some real life 3D shapes in your house or as you drive around town.  We had a great time in our classroom going on a scavenger hunt to find 3d shapes.  We reviewed tally marks with our dry erase boards and worked with a partner to decompose numbers from 0 to 10. 

We ended the week learning about Rosa Parks during Black History Month.

Have a great week!

| Sunday, 09 February 2020 |

SK Week of Feb.3-7

  We were hoping our snow dance would work, and have a snow day on Friday?!?! We will try again, and hope for a future snow day!

  We practiced our handwriting with letter N, played categories with words that started with N, and read FUN IN THE SUN.  We practiced our ABC order with our red words and put our last names in ABC order.  This was a lot of fun, and a bit challenging!  We also continued to work on our blends by playing head hunters, practicing writing the blends we heard our teacher call out, and worked on a cut/paste blend activity.  We enjoyed playing red word bingo this week, but we had the most fun playing red word basketball -Grizzlies vs. Rockets!  We worked on our coin identification, counting money and tally marks with a coin scoop activity.  We practiced decomposing numbers to 10 and worked on our addition sentences/facts.  We played "war" with a partner using playing cards to practice our addition and rolled/tallied with dice for some extra practice with tally marks.  We learned a lot of interesting facts about Jackie Robinson this week during our Black History Month study.

 We are looking forward to learning more red words, incorporating letter E into our writing, and doing some fun, learning Valentine Day Activities next week!

 Have a great week!  Have a safe and fun winter break!!

| Sunday, 09 February 2020 |

SK Week of Feb.3-7

  We were hoping our snow dance would work, and have a snow day on Friday?!?! We will try again, and hope for a future snow day!

  We practiced our handwriting with letter N, played categories with words that started with N, and read FUN IN THE SUN.  We practiced our ABC order with our red words and put our last names in ABC order.  This was a lot of fun, and a bit challenging!  We also continued to work on our blends by playing head hunters, practicing writing the blends we heard our teacher call out, and worked on a cut/paste blend activity.  We enjoyed playing red word bingo this week, but we had the most fun playing red word basketball -Grizzlies vs. Rockets!  We worked on our coin identification, counting money and tally marks with a coin scoop activity.  We practiced decomposing numbers to 10 and worked on our addition sentences/facts.  We played "war" with a partner using playing cards to practice our addition and rolled/tallied with dice for some extra practice with tally marks.  We learned a lot of interesting facts about Jackie Robinson this week during our Black History Month study.

 We are looking forward to learning more red words, incorporating letter E into our writing, and doing some fun, learning Valentine Day Activities next week!

 Have a great week!  Have a safe and fun winter break!!

| Sunday, 09 February 2020 |

SK Week of Feb.3-7

  We were hoping our snow dance would work, and have a snow day on Friday?!?! We will try again, and hope for a future snow day!

  We practiced our handwriting with letter N, played categories with words that started with N, and read FUN IN THE SUN.  We practiced our ABC order with our red words and put our last names in ABC order.  This was a lot of fun, and a bit challenging!  We also continued to work on our blends by playing head hunters, practicing writing the blends we heard our teacher call out, and worked on a cut/paste blend activity.  We enjoyed playing red word bingo this week, but we had the most fun playing red word basketball -Grizzlies vs. Rockets!  We worked on our coin identification, counting money and tally marks with a coin scoop activity.  We practiced decomposing numbers to 10 and worked on our addition sentences/facts.  We played "war" with a partner using playing cards to practice our addition and rolled/tallied with dice for some extra practice with tally marks.  We learned a lot of interesting facts about Jackie Robinson this week during our Black History Month study.

 We are looking forward to learning more red words, incorporating letter E into our writing, and doing some fun, learning Valentine Day Activities next week!

 Have a great week!  Have a safe and fun winter break!!

    WOW!!!!!!  We have celebrated the 100th day of school in SK this week!  We had a great 100th day of school on Monday.  The boys had the opportunity to rotate to each SK classroom and experience a fun 100th day learning activity in each class.  Throughout the week we read stories, played games, did writing, and read a poem that all related to the number 100.  We practiced our handwriting and studied the letter F.  We practiced our fluency by reading Fin in the Fog and highlighted our red words in the story.  We even had fun with a "fruit" estimation in math!  We continued practicing on our tally marks by "writing the room", playing tally mark bingo , and using pretzel sticks to show our understanding of the use of tally marks!  We our looking forward to Valentine's Day, learning about our new character trait~Bold Adventurer, and Black History Month!

    Have a great week!!!

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