This week is "Read Across America Week!" We will have special visitors in the building all week: The Berenstain Bears! Since I am not sure that our kindys know of the Berenstain Bears, we will start the week with some of their books. These are perfect for identifying the main idea of text and for doing a "5 Finger Retell." http://pbskids.org/berenstainbears/tv/reading_aloud_56k.html PBS Kids has some of their clips as well if you're interested! On Thursday, the bears will be stopping by to drop off raffle tickets in our classroom for kids caught reading. They will be entered to win barnes and noble gift cards! Kids will also have the chance to participate in fun activities in the library on Wednesday.
In Math, we will Analyze/Compare 2D/3D Shapes using our attribute bags, and then will compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. This, in combination with our previous map study, will set the foundation for next week's Project Based Learning opportunity. We will work with identifying number of vertices on shapes and exploring the 3D shapes all around us. Next week, the mayor of Dublin and our city planner will be visiting the Kindergarten classes to challenge them to design a neighborhood, using components of measurement, what a community needs, and what the kids desire in their own area! In order to make this project a success, Mrs. Hamby and I have been collecting cardboard boxes, but we would love it if you all could send in some small (clean) recyclables that the kids can use to create with next week! Tissue boxes, milk cartons, plastic fruit trays, etc. would be perfect!
Our sight words for the week will be: OUR, ARE, HAVE. In reading groups, we will be working on connecting to words that are similar to tricky words in order to word solve. For instance: if you know "book," you can solve "look."