What a fun week we had this week!! Our parent volunteers began working in the classroom, which allowed us to do a lot of exciting things! My heart-melt-moment-of-the-week came during recess yesterday afternoon. I looked over and realized that almost our entire class was playing with one jump rope together, without conflict. This class really cares for one another, and enjoys spending time together.
We are reading the Mercy Watson series, by Kate DiCamillo during read aloud. It is a fan favorite by all.
Math- We will begin our Math Fact Workshop next week. (Individual levels). Math fact memorization is crucial to a solid math foundation. Most kindergarteners will begin by memorizing/recognizing numbers on a ten-frame. What is a ten Frame?
See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6RaMGDPfJg
K students just finished up chapter 2 on #s 1-10. The tricky part of this unit was learning how to form numbers correctly. With a lot of perseverance, they got it!
1st grade students finished up chapter 2 and took their test on Number Bonds. I will send these home on Monday.
Writing- We are still working on Small Moment Narratives. We will publish our first story in the next two weeks, and will have an author’s celebration in late October- stay tuned for the date!
Social/Emotional Learning- We began our work with the Zones of Regulation on Tuesday.
Project Based Learning- We will begin a geography unit titled, “Me on a Map” in the coming weeks. If you have a personal connection to a country, or a region of this country you’d like to share with the class, please let me know. A slide show, a food item, a craft project, a book you’d like to read aloud…… I’m open to anything, and will gladly help brainstorm ideas with you. Let me know.
MAP Testing- My sincere apologies. In my effort to keep you informed, I somehow jumped ahead one week on my calendar and gave you the wrong information about when we will be doing the MAP. 1st graders will take the MAP this coming week. Again, I am so sorry.
Conference Sign-up- If you haven’t signed up for a fall conference yet, please click here. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wwb2ba7a6dqRD8NbpzCdpY-dBq7W91sPX98mYqufcKY/edit?usp=sharing
Got any great pictures from class? Adam Brandt and Ankur Kothari have set up an account so we can email/text classroom pictures to them and they will upload everything to a slideshow on the classroom blog on a regular basis. Email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text to 206-251-4392.
Have fun at the playdate on Friday, I wish I could be there!!
Friday, Oct. 17th- QAE Jog-a-thon
Tue. Oct 21st- QAE Family Game Night
Fri. Oct 24th- QAE Oktoberfest (adults only)
Wed. Oct. 29th- 2 hour early dismissal.
Tues. Nov. 4th- Field Trip to Seattle Childrens’ Theatre.
Tues. Nov. 11th- Veteran’s Day, No School