We have been busy learning about comparing numbers. Today, we used math mats and manipulatives to "plant" seeds and use our new math vocabulary to compare the rows. We also got some extra counting practice!!
During the first six weeks we have worked on setting up our literacy workstations. Workstations reinforce skills and concepts that we have learned as a whole group. While students are in workstations, I will begin pulling small groups of students to work on reading.
In the writing workstation, students are practicing handwriting and working on drawing detailed pictures and writing a sentence to match.
In the reading workstation, students work on reading books by telling the story using the pictures. They also are beginning to find word wall words that we have learned.
At the poetry workstation, students work on putting the poem in order by words.
In the ABC workstation, students work on sorting letters based on if they have straight lines, curved lines, or both. They also work on matching capital and lowercase letters.
During the first weeks of school, we discussed ways to treat our friends. We made our first heart of hurtful words. After we wrote things that we wouldn't want our friends to tell us, we crumpled the heart to show what mean words can do to our hearts. Then we smoothed it back out to show that even with an, "I'm sorry." our hearts are never the same again. Then we made our new heart of helpful and nice things to say to our friends!
We have had a fantastic first week of school!! Everyone is excited and eager to see what this year will bring. We have enjoyed reading The Kissing Hand and made handprint poems for our parents on the first day! We have created many things already and pictures will be posted soon!
I was born and raised in Grand Prairie, TX. I graduated from South Grand Prairie High School in 1999. I attended Texas State University - San Marcos. I graduated with my B. A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in December of 2003, and began teaching in January 2004! I have taught third grade, first grade, and currently kindergarten. I completed my M. of Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in December 2009. Along the way, in 2005, I got married to a physical education teacher. We have a dog named Shake.