Here are the highlights from our short and very busy week:
Poem of the Week
1,2 Buckle My Shoe
1, 2 buckle my shoe
3,4 shut the door
5, 6 pick up sticks
7, 8 lay them straight
9, 10 a big, fat hen
Next Week’s Poem of the Week
Ten Little Apples
One little, two little, three little apples
Four little, five little, six little apples
Seven little, eight little, nine little apples
Ten little apples for you and me!
During Open Circle, we talked about Giving and Receiving Compliments. Our objective was to understand what a compliment is and to learn how to receive a compliment. I explained that when a person says something good about someone you are giving that person a compliment. When someone gives you a compliment they are giving you a little gift and so after getting a compliment we say, “Thank you.” Giving compliments in the classroom is important because it makes others feel noticed. We then practiced giving compliments to each other.
In Math we played a fun game called, Top-It, with dot cards (number arrangements) where students are practicing counting and comparing sets. Each student was paired up with a partner for this game. We have been counting to ten, identifying numerals 1-10 and are also practicing writing numerals to 10. This week we also read, Ten Apples Up On Top by Theo Le Seig and students had the opportunity to sequence paper apples numerals 1-10.
In Science we met Quirkles CharcterGilbert Gas and then conducted two super exciting science experiments having to do with carbon dioxide. We filled a balloon with some salt and then added soda water (carbonated) and the whole balloon inflated! The 2nd experiment had us filling a small film canister with a large antacid and then we added warm water. After about 3-4 seconds the lid popped right off actually hitting the ceiling! We also recorded our results on a Gilbert Gas observation sheet. Please ask your scientist to tell you about these very fun experiments!
We are working on doing our best when we write and draw and I am reminding writers/illustrators not to just give up if they aren’t sure how to spell or draw a certain subject- good writers keep trying even though something is hard. When we get that feeling we persevere and say: “I think I can, I think I can, I know I can”!
Words WE Know
I, we, up, I, and & the
(ask your reader to read these high frequency words with you!)
Next Friday, October 23rd is our walking field trip to Clark Farm! If you haven’t already done so, please send in your child’s permission form and a check, made payable to Town of Carlisle for $15 which includes three visits for the year.
Please pack two snacks for your child on our long days here at school-Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays! Thank you!
Fun Read Alouds
Ten Apples Up On Top by Theo LeSieg
The Teeny Tiny Teacher by Stepanie Calmenson
Boo! by Robert Munsch
The Dark by Robert Munsch
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
Ask your kindergarten “Who had the bone in the The Teeny Tiny Teacher?” And also “What did the DARK like to eat?