Mrs. Walton's Wall

We are off to a great start in February! Can you believe we have been in school for 100 days? We have grown and learned so much in kindergarten! In February we celebrated Valentine’s Day and the 100th Day of School! 

The children have transitioned well into our eight learning centers. They are doing a great job completing their “must do” activities. We are working very hard on our handwriting, using correct upper and lower case letters. The children are doing a wonderful job! At the end of the week, when your children bring their center work home, encourage them to tell you about the centers and what they liked best. The children will continue to get a learning goal each week.  At home, encourage your children to complete their work each week.


JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need to save Merlin. (They have met Merlin in our last story.) This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure . . . Jack and Annie are about to find out in Eve of the Emperor Penguin.

The next few weeks centers will revolve around Jack and Annie’s adventure to the Antarctica.  We will be reading and responding to Tacky the Penguin. The children will act out the story in Stories center after making props.  They will practice writing words in the handwriting center.  When you are working with your child at home, please have them write with proper upper and lower case letters. In word puzzles, the students will be completing mazes, dot to dots and word searches.  Investigations center will have snow and ice in it.  We will be making it and the students will describe what they have made. In other centers they will be working on site words as well as rhyming words.


The children will be visiting star lab this week, which is a wonderful introduction to the next Magic Tree House Book, Midnight on the Moon. In Star Lab the children will have an opportunity to see the stars and constellations and learn about them. We will be learning facts about the moon and space.  Ask your child to read you their facts when their booklets come home.  See how much they have learned about space.

 

Here are only a few of the concepts we will be working on in math. We will be weighing 100 items that the children have brought in to see which is lighter or heavier, walking in moon shoes (sponges with weights), walking with eggs between our feet like the male penguins does, matching a number four ways, (tally, number, word, tens frame), patterns, measurement, addition and subtraction.

Dates to remember

Monday, February 18 Presidents Day - Schools are closed
Friday, February 22 Randolphville Pride Day