We did it! We learned all of our short vowel sounds in TK and now we can blend and read almost any three letter, short vowel (CVC) word. Congratulations, TK!!!
This photo was taken during our morning work time today. Students go on a letter hunt in their book for the letter of the week and color it yellow. Then they color and reread the book to themselves. (We read the books as a class each Monday before students interact with them for morning work.)
Each day starts the same way in TK. First we dance at STARs in Motion. Next we check-in at the door with the teacher. Everyone gets a hug or high-five before they start seatwork. Next students work on the activity set out at their table. Activities rotate through tables each day of the week. Here are some morning jobs from the last two weeks:
We still love the sensory table with kinetic sand. Thank you to the families who generously donated the sand. It's a BIG hit!!
We learned about Presidents too! Wish we had photos to share. It was fun to read about what students would do if they were President.
Here are a few other fun activities from our last two weeks.
Last, but not least, here is our class newsletter with more about TK and our STAR of the week.
It's been an exciting week. Inspired by Mrs. Shane's Chinese lantern art project, we read and learned about Chinese New Year! We pretended to dance as a dragon together in a parade. Dancers have to keep space between each other as they move in line. After reading, we wrote things we liked about the celebration and made sure to make space between our words like the space the dancers keep in their dragon dance. We got to enjoy a fortune cookie too thanks to a donation by Ma Jong's restaurant in Sacramento.
With the new year in full swing, we've been focusing on learning all twelve months of the year.
Global Play Day was a HUGE success. These kids were made for play. I loved seeing their joy all day long.
In science we studied rocks. We made observations and recorded them in our science notebooks.
On the 2nd, we celebrated Groundhog Day! We agreed that a groundhog is probably an unreliable meteorologist but that it was a fun tradition anyway. Most students predicted that he would see his shadow...and they were right!
There's even more to celebrate next week when we reach our 100th day of school! Until then, see what else we've been doing in the class newsletter:
Hi! I'm Mrs. Benz and I want to welcome you to our TK blog! Here you can find weekly newsletters and fun posts about what is happening in our class.