Five Little Pumpkins
Scientists ask question about things,
and then investigate to find answers.
How do we use our senses to observe?
We will describe properties of common objects.
We will communicate observations orally and through drawings
How do we use science investigation skills?
We will compare and sort common objects by one or more physical attribute.
Growth Cycle of a Pumpkin
Our Academic Language
observation, properties, compare, investigate, attributes, hypothesis, senses, science
Our Math Focus
Can you do this?
Take 2 containers or pitchers of different shapes. If you were to fill the container, what would you observe.
Make a prediction: Which will hold more ? Why do you think so? How can you find out which holds more?
Can any of the containers fit inside another one? Estimate the containers capacity!
Your child maybe able to count to 100 but can he/she identify a number out of sequence? Play games like Sorry, Uno, Dominos to help them learn!
Pull out the TEN FRAMES and play games!
we will be practicing two ways of counting 10's ( eleven, twelve, thirteen.... and 1- ten 1-one, 1-ten 2- ones, 1-ten 3- ones)
Practice modeling correct number formation!
Go outside with a paintbrush and water and teach your child how to make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 on the sidewalk!
( Parents: Make sure you model the numbers first, you are working on making sure the numbers are facing the correct direction, so modeling is the key)
Math Academic Vocabulary: Compose , decompose, estimate, adding, plus, take away, subtract, before, after, greater then, lesser then, fewer, the same, equal to, between, volume, capacity
MRS. ERVIN'S CLASS
Peter's Pumpkin's Patch
FRIENDSHIP / AMISTAD
What is "FRIENDSHIP"?
Where can we find the true meaning of it?
How does friendship FEEL?
What does it LOOK like?
What does it SOUND like?
What is your own definition of "Friendship"?
(Talk about this as family)
¿Qué es la "Amistad"?
¿Dónde podemos encontrar el verdadero significado?
¿Cómo se siente amistad?
¿Qué te parece?
¿Cuál es tu propia definición de "Amistad"?
(Hablo de esto como familia)
A Few Days In Color Week
READ to Self
Just a thought
Asking more directed question, rather then open ended question, will help you learn more about our day. You might ask
"Can you teach me a song you sang today?"
Yosemite's Summer Vacation
Come make a splash with me in Kindergarten!
Something to Think About
“Before the fruits of prosperity can come, the storms of life need to first bring the required rains of testing, which mixes with the seeds of wisdom to produce a mature harvest.”
― Lincoln Patz
“Autumn. It's crispness, it's anticipation, it's melancholia, it's cool breezes replacing summer's heat. It's long days in the field, a harvest festival when work's done, a cheering crowd in a football stadium, chrysanthemums punctuating a somber landscape. It's Halloween highjinx, pumpkins grinning toothy smiles, the crack of pecan pressed against pecan. It's the first curls of woodsmoke, fresh blisters from pushing a rake. It's crisp and fresh and mellow and snug, solemn and melancholy. And it's very, very welcome.”
― Good Housekeeping Magazine
“The kind of soil in your area determines the type of crop you will plant to harvest; The kind of potentials in you will decide the type of success you will celebrate.”
― Israelmore Ayivor
Room 2's Daily Schedule
Enrichment 8:45 - 9:20
Circle 9:20 - 9:50
Groups 9:55 - 10:40
Recess 10:45 - 11:05
Core Study 11:05 -11:50
Lunch 12:00- 12:40
Story/Choice 12:40- 1:35
BUILDING A SKELETON
Links to Learning
Our Language Art Focus
1) Work on naming all capitol and lower case letters out of order
2) Work on saying the sound of upper and lower case letters out of order
3) Match or say as many words that start with the letter you see or are shown
4) Create rhyming words
5) Work on identifying beginning and ending sound of a word
guide your child to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
guide your child to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
guide your child to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
* Work on the formation of upper and lower case letters
*Work on sounding out and writing the letter that matches the sound to make words
* Work on leaving finger space between to words
A good way to start these is to work on your child's first and last name: teach each letter name , sound, correct way to make the letter and start using lower case. Make this fun, use play dough, shaving cream, a paintbrush and water, but model first!
Start small and add on!
Rainbow Letters to work on:
a, s, m, t, r
i, b, h, n, v
o, d, c, f, g,
u, k, l, q, z
Rainbow Words to work on:
I, me, am, can, see, and, go, to ,for, like
be, by, have, in, it, my, on, out, the, think, you
we, he, she, are, went, is, here, play, because
what, that, not, at, or
Mrs. King Paddle boarding in Alaska