Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Partner Reading!

First we read the book together!

Second, my partner reads the book to me while I track the words.

Third, I read to my partner while they track the words.

We are Super Readers!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekly News!

We have been so excited getting ready for Thanksgiving.  The kids are sharing their Thanksgiving traditions and are looking forward to spending time with their families as I am.  I can hardly believe it is almost time to put up the Christmas tree and lights.
In math, we are learning about tally marks, tools that measure, beginning addition and subtraction word problems, and sorting objects by color and size.  At calendar time, we practice making different amounts of change to learn the values of the coins.  I am surprised at how quickly they are learning to count by 10's and 5's. What super, smart kids!
In reading, our focus in on sight words and word family words.  So far, we have worked on "at" words and will soon start "an" words. 
Every day we are writing in our journals. The leader of the day gets to say what they are thankful for.  At the end of November, your child will have a nice journal to bring home and share with their families what our class was thankful for!  The kids get excited waiting to see what the leader is thankful for that day.  
I am glad I was able to see most of you at conferences.  Next parent teacher conferences will be in February. 
I hope you all have a Happy, Safe and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

Dear Parents,

On November 21, both kindergarten
classes will be celebrating the First
Thanksgiving of the Pilgrims and the Native
Americans feast.

IF possible, please encourage your child to
eat the school lunch on this day.

Our classes will be eating together in Mrs.
Spalla’s room.


The Gleason and Spalla Team

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keeping the End in Mind- Habit #2- Student of the Month

Cecelia and LeLaina Coplea are Mrs. Spalla’s Wonder Twins.  They are so conscientious about doing the right thing and how their actions affect others.  They work hard and diligently every day and treat others with the utmost kindness and compassion.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Next Week

Next week we will begin to talk about tally marks.  We will be using wooden sticks to practice making groups of 5.  We will practice writing numbers 1-15.  
Of course, we will be focusing on everything that has to do with Thanksgiving.  I can't believe it is almost here.  Where is this year going?
In reading, we are now working with  the "at" word family.  We practice reading words by blending the beginning sound and the word family  chunk "at" together.  Example, b    at    - bat
                             c    at     - cat
                             f     at     -fat
This is called onset and rime. The onset is the beginning sound, "b" in bat.  The rime is the word family chunk, "at." 
After the "at" word family, we will start the "an" family.

November - Things to Work On!

Count to 30
Count objects to 30
Shapes: rhombus, circle, rectangle, triangle, oval, square
Color words: red, yellow, orange, purple, pink, green, black, brown, blue, white
Word family words: at, bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, Nat, pat, rat, sat, that, vat, splat
Hi-frequency words: I, my, see, like, has, can, go, we, be, me

Progress reports will be coming home in the next week! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

On November 21, Mrs. Gleason's and Mrs. Spalla's Kindergarten classes will be having our annual Thanksgiving Feast.  Both classes will join together to eat the Thanksgiving meal prepared by the school.  We will be dressing as Pilgrims, Native Americans and turkeys!  

Halloween Readers

Guest Readers on PhotoPeach

Jefferson County Park-

Jefferson County Park on PhotoPeach

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween on PhotoPeach
Thanksgiving Feast on PhotoPeach