The kids did a great job of working through their take-home book (Puff) and creating addition art. They also completed centers and some reading assessments. I helped them finish their field trip t-shirts today and they look great! This afternoon, the children will be visiting the gym, music room, and computer lab. They will also create some pigs and ducks for our animal unit. We are looking forward to the zoo trip tomorrow. For those attending, see you there at about 9:45! We hope to stick around until 1:30. Thanks!
The children completed a journal entry and practiced adding with beans. We also began decorating our shirts for our fieldtrip on Friday. This afternoon, the children will go to gym and music. We will also continue discussing animal homes and hopefully visit the computer lab. Have a great day!
The children have worked hard all year and now they have finished their reading books! You will see the books come home today. They were very proud of themselves and the hard work they have put in. We also played domino addition and discussed sentence writing. This afternoon, we will be visiting the gym, music room, and computer lab. We will also discuss some different farm animals and create a book called "In the Barn". Enjoy the beautiful weather!
The children have been counting down the days on our morning calendar. As of this morning, we had twelve days of school left. Wow! The kids journaled this morning and played a game of sand and sea adding. We also completed centers and gave the room a little cleaning. This afternoon, we will learn a little about farm animals and visit the library and gym. The children will no longer be checking out library books. Have a great day!
The children worked very hard and completed a lot of work in a short period of time! Today, we completed a take home book (The Quilt) and wrapped up our touch math unit. We will continue using Touch Math off and on over the next two weeks. During reading, the children worked on five different assessments that we actually completed whole group. We also completed centers. The children completed a lot of work so after reading a spider story this afternoon, I gave them a twenty minute playtime before packing for home. It is amazing how quickly the end of the year is approaching. There are only twelve days of kindergarten left! What a bittersweet things to say as a teacher. Have a great weekend:)
The children were very excited to come in their jammies today, but they did a fabulous job of focusing at work times. We completed centers, switched our table spots one last time, and toured the other classrooms in the school while children were at the high school for track. We also had an outside gym time. This afternoon, the kids will watch a movie about farm animals to prepare for our animal unit next week and have some time to use sidewalk chalk and bubbles. Have a great day!
The children worked hard today as we discussed word families and continued with our touch math lessons. We also practiced sounding out words and completed centers. This afternoon, the children will visit the gym, music room, and complete a Lockdown practice. We will also conclude our insect unit. Reminder, tomorrow is pajama day. Have a great day:)
The children worked on reading and writing sentences today. We also practiced adding using touch math (see http://www.touchmath.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=WYT.welcome&page=AboutTouchMath for an explanation). The kids continued to discuss insects and we decorated some ladybugs. The kids will practice one last fire drill this afternoon and they will visit the gym, music room, and computer lab. Have a great day!
The children worked hard and took a spelling and math test today. They also finished testing with me while a sub stayed in the classroom. This afternoon, we will visit with reader pals and release our butterflies. The kids were a little sad, but excited to be doing this!
The children enjoyed a wonderful presentation this morning from a world champion jump roper. He taught the kids that if they want to be good at something they will need to work hard and practice every day. They really enjoyed the jump roping in the dark section of the program. The kids worked with me for awhile today as well as a sub so that I could work on testing. ALL the kids are doing a great job on their testing and I have no concerns sending them to first grade. You will receive reports at the end of the school year, however if you would like to know scores earlier, just give me a call or send me an email. This afternoon, I will continue testing. The children will visit the gym and library. Another Leaps and Bounds class will be paying us a visit and we will also make some butterflies. Have a great day!
The kids had a great day of being the teacher. The Leaps and Bounds classes came into the classroom to see what kindergarten is like and the kindergarten students showed them the ropes. They were very mature and excellent helpers! We were also able to practice sounding out words and subtraction today. This afternoon, the kids will be visiting the gym, music room, and the science fair (put on by grades 4-6). I will be ordering field trip t-shirts today. Thanks to all who sent money in and to all of those who are volunteering on the 28th. We will have nice, small groups for the trip because of all the help. Have a great day!
The children worked on sounding out words and subtracting today. We also played a game at www.iknowthat.com The kids completed their centers and we discussed action words. This afternoon, the children will be visiting the gym, music room, and computer lab. We will also discuss insects. Have a good day!
Today, the children worked on sounding out words by playing a reading game. They will be sent home with the children today. In math, we continued subtracting (which the children are very good at), and we read a story about Humphrey the whale. This afternoon, we will do some journaling and start our insect unit. The kids will also visit the gym and library. Have a great day!
The children worked on sounding out words and subtracting today. We also discussed animals that live in the ocean and completed centers. This afternoon, the children will be visiting the gym, music room, and computer lab. We will also have an open journal session so the children can continue practicing their ability to write a complete sentence. Have a great day!
The children worked hard at sounding out words today that all had "tricks" within. Words such as bear and moose were quite confusing at times! We practiced subtracting and journaling as well. This afternoon, the children will visit the gym, music room, and computer lab. The children will be bringing home their Zinnia plants today, so watch for a red cup with a seedling! Have a good day:)
The children worked hard today and we were able to get a lot done. We sounded out words with both long and short vowel sounds, practiced subtracting numbers to ten, completed centers, and read a story about frogs with excellent pictures. This afternoon, the children will go outside for gym, visit the music room, and create a class book about the grown-ups who take care of them. Thanks for sending in tin cans, we were able to get enough. Have a wonderful day!
The children tried very hard to harness their energy this morning and we were able to finish our reading and math for the morning. We practiced a few of the reading tricks we learn in kindergarten (ee, ou, wh, and gh). The new subtraction unit in math had us subtracting with pictures today. We also discussed some pronouns (he, she, it, we, they) and completed some new centers. Barnum's PTA generously supplied us with three new MP3 players so the children had a nicer way to listen to stories in the reading center. A big thanks goes to our wonderful PTA! This afternoon, the children will work in their memory books (you will receive these on the last day of school), discuss how thankful we are for the grownups who take care of us (Mother's Day), and visit the library and gym. Have a wonderful day!
My name is Randi Lembke and I am a kindergarten teacher in Minnesota. I have been in the kindergarten classroom for twelve years and I cannot imagine doing anything else. My personal time revolves around my husband, two children, and four dogs. I always appreciate comments and please share your blog so I can continue to learn from others.