Samrat is our STAR of the Week. His favorite book is Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey. Here is what students had to say about Samrat:
"I like Samrat because he plays with me." - Milo
"He's my friend." - Pepper
"He shows respect." - Ayinde
"He shows kindness; when I can't find a letter page, he helps me every day." - Grayson
"He's nice." - Kenzie
"He plays tag with us." - Macx
The most exciting part of the week was coming to class on Monday and finding traces of the sneaky leprechauns that students tried to trap over the weekend. Enjoy these fun photos of our our St. Patrick's Day shenanigans!
Rajveer is our STAR of the Week. His favorite book is One Big Pair of Underwear a book about sharing by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld. Here is what students had to say about Rajveer:
"He's kind." - Aayan
"I like Rajveer." - Bassam
"He doesn't talk at rainbow bubble or blackline circle." - Eli
"He shows respect to the whole class." - Samrat
"He's funny and kind." - Harmony
"He's a kind friend and shows respect." - Sydnee
It was Ww week so TK learned about the continents of the world with this fun video.
Students shared places they like to visit. Countries of interest outside the United States included Mexico, Japan, Ireland and India. We read a leprechaun tale together and students got to make some fun St. Patrick's Day crafts including a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and leprechaun masks. We can't wait to wear the masks tomorrow. Tomorrow we will also set traps to see if we can catch a leprechaun over the weekend!
It was a really wet week. TK doesn't mind though because inside recess is so much fun!
Pepper is our STAR of the Week. Her favorite book is Bucket Filling from A-Z by Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke. Here is what students had to say about Pepper:
"She shows respect to the whole class'" - Jalen
"I like Pepper." - Rajveer
"She played with me when I asked her." - Sriya
"She plays with me." - Samrat
"She's smart and she doesn't throw a fit." - Maya
"She has a big imagination." - Lilian
.Every day we start with a Morning Meeting, utilizing elements from Responsive Classroom. On the day pictured, students greeted one another with a fun chant. Then students shared how they were feeling that morning. Our classroom meetings are an important part of building community in TK.
The growth these students have made this year continues to amaze. Here they are writing in their new journals with lines and using skills that they learned from the Handwriting Without Tears program.
For science on Vv week, students created and observed a vortex. Then they recorded their observations in their science journals.
Students also used coding skills to guide Bee Bots through a maze. This was a favorite activity for many.
Just for fun, here many of us are in the silly hats we made last Friday celebrating Dr. Seuss week and Read Across America Day.
Finally, here we are showing gratitude by sharing in the writing of a thank you note to the people at My Kid's Dentist who came to our class and gave a wonderful presentation on dental health last week. When I delivered it to their office, they were so happy. It made their day!
Milo is our STAR of the Week. His favorite book is The Beetle Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallota. Here is what students had to say about Milo:
"When I sit next to him, he says, 'Yay!'" - Dylan
"He shows respect." - Grayson
"He likes art like me." - Chloe
"He plays with me." - Isabel
"He shows respect to the class." - Macx
"He's my friend." - Harvir
Uu Week was uber exciting. We watched a big hail storm and learned so much by using our senses.
On Wednesday, we learned about dental hygiene from volunteer presenters from My Kids Dentist!
On Thursday, we went on our first field trip! It was a blast exploring at the Sacramento Children's Museum!
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.