What a great start to 2016!
As a start to the New Year, the students learned about resolutions and thought about some things that they wanted to learn or change in 2016. You can check out the bulletin boards outside our class to see what your child will try to do this year.
The students have been working hard on our light inquiry.Ã‚Â Our science fair project as a Kindergarten team was to investigate whether or not certain objects would melt in the sun.Ã‚Â We observed these items (ice, crayons, soap, legos, etc.) for an hour and a half on a sunny afternoon and took notes as scientists. We have also been preparing our board for the fair as a group and have made a border, titles, and compiled our data. We made charts to help our understanding of natural and artificial light as well as what produces light and what does not.
In Math we are focusing on sorting by multiple attributes, counting to 100, calendar skills, and graphing.
In English Language Arts we are beginning to tap-read words, further our sound spelling and sight word recognition, and writing stories with a beginning, middle and end.
Please note that we will be going to Build-a- Bear Workshop February 11 at 1:30pm Ã‚Â with the $15 each student has earned from performing good deeds in their bear-mitzvah banks. We will let you know the details soon.
Coming up, will be taking a week to learn about the moon as we talk about reflected light and then we will move on to our unit on Ã¢â‚¬Å“How can we help the world?Ã¢â‚¬Â We will be donating our bears from our mitzvah project to EMS services, studying about Martin Luther King Jr., studying about reducing, reusing, recycling, and integrating activities relating to TuBÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Shevat.Ã‚Â