This week we have been beginning to think about 2-dimensional shapes. The kindergartners have been looking and talking about shapes in their environment! They have been selecting a shape during math workshop and creating a picture and a written response! We composed a digital book with our pictures and writing! To top it off we got a chance to practice fluency by recording our voices reading our writing! Please take a look and listen to our class Book of Shapes! This is a story shared with you by the StoryKit application.
This week students have been exploring 2-D shapes in math! They have been relating 2-D shapes to real world objects! Today students focused on the attributes of circles and rectangles! Here are some pictures of them designing shapes with rubber bands on geoboards!
On Thursday, February 20th, marked the 100th day of school! Students have been counting all year to reach 100 days of school and the day lived up to the hype. This year, each student spent time preparing a 100 day collection and on Friday Kindergarten celebrated 100 days of school presenting their collection to the class! They also had an opportunity of creating one as a class. Working together in pairs they counted out bandaids in groups of ten! 100 days of fun and learning and still more to go!
I hope you're all enjoying the snow and the nice surprise mini- February break! Our James Morris School librarian shared with us some neat websites for Valentine's Day and to use at home! https://www.smore.com/ae0b Post a comment telling us which one you explored and what you liked about it!
Also, I wanted to update you on our Valentine's Day celebration and 100th Day of school Kindergarten event. On Wednesday the 19th we will celebrate Valentine's day and exchange our cards. And on Friday the 21st will mark our official 100th day of school! Yay! This is when we will have our 100th day collection and activities I have planned.
Enjoy the long weekend and Presidents' Day!
As you may know, this month is full of holidays including Presidents' Day, as well as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln's birthdays. In honor of these days, and to dig deeper into non-fiction texts, we will be spending some time exploring and learning about presidents and our country across the content areas! By the end of this unit we will know what the president does, why we have a president, what the American flag means to us and so much more! We have many fun and engaging lessons including making our very own Lincoln log cabins in math (discovering 2-D and 3-D), writing facts about a President, and exploring more non-fiction books about the presidents and the White House!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.