We just finished our unit on farms and harvest. My class made some great pigs and wrote little stories. They are getting more confident in their skills.
This week we will study “cats, bats, and spiders” and of course, Halloween. We’ll talk a lot about safety! Many of our students only go to family and friends for treats. Others go to parties or businesses. Everyone needs to work together to keep these little ones safe this weekend.
Hard to believe our first report card went home this week! Most of my students are right on track to become great readers in the spring. They are learning their alphabet sounds and recognizing familiar words. They are figuring out how to find word clues in illustrations. It doesn’t naturally occur to children that if you are reading a story about fireman, a word on the page that starts with “h” is not likely to be “horse”! J We learn to “stop, look, and think” rather than guess.
We now have a kindergarten tutor who is working for 20 minutes each day with some of our students who are finding the phonics program a bit of a challenge. It is wonderful to have extra help and I really appreciate our administration for recognizing that the extra effort here in kindergarten will benefit these students in the years that follow.