I made it! I survived the week after spring break, well almost, but it is Friday so we are in the final stretch! It was a fun week of learning in my Kindergarten room and I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! This linky party is just one more reason to be excited for Fridays! Here we go...
This week we have been working on decomposing and composing tricky teens and practicing place value. I have been trying to make math more hands on. I've been reading the book study book Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites by Marcia L. Tate. (Great read if you have not started) and one take away I've had is that students need time to work with math. In order for them to internalize and understand it they need the time to practice it.
I made Wild about Teen Numbers for the kiddos to use as they practice working with the numbers. It is full of hands on activities They have been WILD (no pun intended ;)) about these math centers and I feel like that are getting the concepts. This has inspired me to continue to make sure that math is more hands on.
Have you heard about our giveaway?! Through the power of Instagram I have recently connected with some amazing educators. In honor of it being April and the final stretch of school (we CAN do it!) we have teamed up together to run a fun "7th Inning Stretch" Loop Giveaway for a chance to win a Target gift card at $150. For a chance to win follow me on my Instagram account (mydayink) and follow the directions. A big heartfelt thank you goes to Jennifer from A Dab of Glue Will Do, because she worked hard to get this giveaway up and running! Check out her blog for great ideas and activities. I feel so grateful to have connected with these talented educators who love what they do! It is inspiring to follow each and every one of them and watch the fun and exciting things they do with their kiddos! I have learned so many valuable tips and tricks and I can't wait to learn more.
We have been working on the letter E this week. For the past two days we have been exploring short vowel "e" and long vowel "e". Today we are going to do a fun short vowel/long vowel "e" sort. Pictures are going to be posted around the room and the students are going to walk around and write where they think the picture belongs on their recording sheet.
Our new ELA unit started this week which is all about informational text. I am excited about this unit especially with my class this year because they LOVE animals. Throughout this unit we learn all about text features and how to use them to navigate through informational text. This week we started off by reading fiction and informational text and comparing the two.
We wrapped up our unit on water. After talking about the three forms of water we explored the water cycle. This sheet is part of my Water, Water, Everywhere packet.
Well, that wraps up my Five for Friday this week. Thanks for checking it out! I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend.