In case you missed it, the class took graduation/moving up photos on Monday! They looked wonderful in the caps and gowns. If your child was absent, the photographers said parents may contact them to schedule a make up sitting session. Let me know if you would like the contact information. I tried to sneak a couple of photos--
Today, our class talked about a different way we're going to be sharing our thoughts in class-with a turn and talk. I told them that they're super ready for kindergarten and that I'll be teaching them some things kindergarteners do and one of them is -turn and talk! I was amazed at how easily our class learned how to turn to their partners, share with their partners and even share out what their partner said. I was thrilled with how much fun the kids had doing it too! We'll be using this often to share out thoughts, ideas and stories!
|Our turn and talk chart|
|A.R and G.S talking|
|X.I and J.A, T.W and O.S in the background|
|D.K and J.C|
|A.K and K.W|
|J.M and G.A|
|T.D and A.R|
|O.B and G.P|
|The class turning and talking|
|K.W and K.M collecting eggs from the chicken coop|
|K.M is the farmer feeding the two chicks-K.W and G.P|
|K.M gets food to feed the chicks from the garden, K.W-one of the chicks takes a rest on the hay in the barn|
|D.K at the science center|
|This is D.K's depiction of the eggs and incubator--if you look carefully-he drew little chicks in eggs above his name|
T.S drew the incubator with the chick eggs and created an imaginary story! Here, I ask him to describe his writing.
In the writing center, the students sorted pop out letters into eggs with the corresponding letters.
There were also sight word eggs for the students to spell out with the pop out letters.
|G.S and A.K worked on sorting out and reading the letters|
|The basket full of letter and word eggs|
|G.S closing up an egg|
|J.M uses a lamb toy to create lamb footprints|
|A.R uses the pig to create pig footprints|
|T.D and A.R painting with farm animals|
This week, for our morning greeting-we learned how to say hello in French-Bonjour! We're continuing to practice greeting with opposite hands, looking at each other and shaking hands gently!
I'm hoping that tomorrow we'll have time to start creating chicks! We'll also be thinking of a farm story and doing some interactive writing.
Also, I updated the important dates page to reflect some of the upcoming literacy events (book fair, build a book event). And good news! After speaking with Ms. Ingleston, the Museum educator at our school-all the PreK classes will be going together to visit Dutch Hollow Farms at Schodack Landing! The farm is working with us to lower the price of their usual admission fee and Ms. Ingleston is generously using some of her museum funds to help fund the school buses! We are projecting that the trip will happen from mid-April to early May! :D