Mrs. Watterberg

Kindergarten News January 17 – 21.

We had another busy week in kindergarten. We continued playing at centres this week with a focus on our space theme.  We played at the Smart Board, puzzles, play-doh, space centre, the tub toys, the light table, sand centres and Big Blocks and space rock science centre.  We can build space stations, space vehicles, and even aliens using Lego, blocks, and light table materials.         .    .    

   This week we continued working on our space unit.  We divided ourselves into groups. Each group will work on one planet or space feature.  Two groups will share their expert knowledge next week.  One group will share the facts they learned about the sun.  The other group will share facts they learned about Jupiter.  We have three more groups to work with. 

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We  read some factual books about the planets and the sun.  We read some read aloud books to make predictions, and we read some Piggie and Elephant books to develop humour.

Our morning message includes one or two words of the week.  This week’s words were fascinating, leader and gentle.

We are learning how to identify words and track words in our morning poem.  Your child has a green poetry book to share with you each Friday with our poem of the week in it. Please help your child track the words and share the poem with you. 

Our poem this week was:

Red Mittens

Is there anything nicer

Then red wooly mittens

As fluffy and soft

As a blanket of kittens?


Red mittens to keep

My hands warm as toast

On cold winter days

When I skate or coast.

 I am beginning to recognize that sentences start with a capital letter.  I can find words that rhyme: mittens, kittens, toast, coast. I can read my poem to a friend.

In math we are continuing to count forwards and backwards as well as recognizing two-part patterns on our calendar and using body parts.  We worked on the numbers four, five six and seven this week.  I can count a set of objects.  I can print the numerals to match the objects I counted.

We went to the music room and had music this week.  Our music days are Tuesday and Thursday.   We had library book exchange.  Our library day is Tuesday.

In gym this week we experimented with hula hoops.  I can roll, twirl, swish and skip with a hoop.  We played a tag game called revenge.  Everyone is it and the person that caught you needs to be caught to free you.

We began a picture called starry nights in art to add to our space unit.  This is a multi-day project

Ask your child to share something they liked about kindergarten this week.

 Thank you to everyone who took the time to meet with me online or by phone to discuss your child’s progress.  If you were unable to book a time please send me an email and we will work out an alternate time to meet.  My email address is slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca.

 

 Kindergarten News January 10 – 14.

Happy New Year!  It was wonderful to be back at school this week!

We had another busy week in kindergarten. We continued playing at centres this week with a focus on our space theme.  We played at the Smart Board, puzzles, play-doh, space centre, the tub toys, the light table, sand centres and Big Blocks and space rock science centre.  We can build space stations, space vehicles, and even aliens using Lego, blocks, and light table materials.    .    .    .      .       

 This week we began our space unit.  We learned that we live on the earth.  We read a book about Field Trip to the Moon. I can draw the beginning, middle and end of a story.  This took us three days.   I can form recognizable letters.  This week we continued to add letter labels to our drawings. We read some factual books about the moon and the sun. We drew a picture of the earth and started  a basic research project. 

We also did the letter Dd in our alphabet book this week.

Here are the links to the alphabet videos we discussed during interviews:

If you wish to find more videos just Google your browser bar and type in videos for whatever letter you wish to practice with your child.

Our morning message includes one or two words of the week.  This week’s words were expressive, explosive, alien, and bombastic.

We are learning how to identify words and track words in our morning poem.  Your child has a green poetry book to share with you each Friday with our poem of the week in it. Please help your child track the words and share the poem with you. 

Our poem this week was:

New Year - January

 The sidewalk isn’t different

Not the street, nor the stores.

Our home isn’t different

Not the windows or the doors.

 The sky isn’t different

And the ground is the same.

Just the calendar is different

Since the New Year came!

     I am beginning to recognize that sentences start with a capital letter.  I can find words that rhyme: stores, doors, same came.  I can identify words that are repeated: different.  I can read my poem to a friend.

In math we are continuing to count forwards and backwards as well as recognizing two-part patterns on our calendar and using body parts.  This week in math we played  math games.  I can subitize (recognize at a glance) familiar arrangements of objects or dots. 

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 We went to the music room and had music this week.  Our music days are Tuesday and Thursday.   We had library book exchange.  Our library day is Tuesday.

In gym this week we experimented with hula hoops.  I can roll, twirl, swish and even made a locomotor train pretending I am a caterpillar.

   Ask your child to share something they liked about kindergarten this week.

 Thank you to everyone who took the time to meet with me online or by phone to discuss your child’s progress.  If you were unable to book a time please send me an email and we will work out an alternate time to meet.  My email address is slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca.

 

 

Kindergarten News November 22-25

Thank you to everyone who took the time to meet with me online or by phone to discuss your child’s progress.  If you were unable to book a time please send me an email and we will work out an alternate time to meet.  My email address is slwatterberg@cbe.ab.ca

We had another busy week in kindergarten. We continued playing at centres this week Smart Board, puzzles, play-doh, house centre, the tub toys, the light table, sand centres and Big Blocks.  We can build a variety of buildings and structures using Lego, blocks, and light table materials.

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This week we did another Robert Munsch story Too Much Stuff.  We drew our favourite part of the story and then we had author’s chair where we shared our pictures and story with our peers. I can talk about my own picture and have a scribe write down my ideas.   I can form recognizable letters.  This week we continued to add letter labels to our drawings.   We also did the letter Bb in our alphabet book this week.

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Here are the links to the alphabet videos we discussed during interviews:


 If you wish to find more videos just Google your browser bar and type in videos for whatever letter you wish to practice with your child.

Our morning message includes one or two words of the week.  This week’s words were scrunched and kerchoo!  We discussed what things we can scrunch and the children were able to recognize the word in the story when it was read aloud.  Kerchoo is just another way to say sneeze.  It was in our poem this week.

We are learning how to identify words and track words in our morning poem.  Your child has a green poetry book to share with you each Friday with our poem of the week in it. Please help your child track the words and share the poem with you. 

Our poem this week was:

Runny Nose

It just isn’t funny

When your nose is runny;

 You feel all soggy,

 Hoarse and froggy.

 Your throat is scratching;

 The germs are hatching.

 You know it’s catching -------

 Kerchoo!

  I can underline words that rhyme.   Example: funny, runny    

I am beginning to recognize that sentences start with a capital letter.

I can read my poem to a friend.

In math we are continuing to count forwards and backwards as well as recognizing two-part patterns on our calendar and using body parts.  This week in math we had four rotations of different math stations.  We counted out the correct number of objects and placed them on paper plates and then put our plates in numerical order.  We used dominoes to count out dots and park them in the correct parking lot.  We rolled dice and put the correct number of objects on our ten frames and we rolled dice and counted out the number of objects the dice told us to count out.

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 We went to the music room and had music this week.  Our music days are Tuesday and Thursday.  We learned how to throw the cosom balls overhand and underhand.  We also tried throwing and catching with a partner.

   Ask your child to share something they liked about kindergarten this week.

 Kindergarten News November 15 - 19.

Please make sure to  book a time to discuss your child's progress this week!  I will share the EYE information with you; your child's copy will be sent home on Monday.

We had another busy week in kindergarten. We continued playing at centres this week Smart Board, puzzles, play-doh, house centre, the tub toys, the light table, sand centres and Big Blocks.  We can build a variety of buildings and structures using Lego, blocks, and light table materials.

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