Kindergartners Reflection

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Another week has zoomed by! The kindergartners are settling in and are busy learning school procedures and practicing self-control. We are practicing recognizing letters, sounds, and numbers. We are working on letters/sounds for Bb, (butterfly) Cc, (caterpillar) Mm, (monarch) and Ss. (smile) We are learning to recognize our classmates ' names and recognizing color words! We have 1 growing caterpillar. Ten of our caterpillars have entered the third stage of metamorphosis! We were excited Wednesday morning when we noticed a chrysalis had formed overnight! When we came in Thursday morning, nine more had formed! Your children have been captivated with our Monarch butterfly unit and learning about metamorphosis! Their interest and enthusiasm is inspiring! Your kindergartners are learning a great deal from this experience! They are wonderful, little lepidopterists! (Ask your kindergartner! They know what that word means!)

We are learning to sort and graph using a variety of objects. We have sorted and graphed shapes and fruit loops, and next week we will be graphing M&M’s! We are ready to learn our second math game! We are learning the Pledge of Allegiance and why it’s important. In Art class, the students are reviewing art room procedures, and they created their own
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Some of the kindergartners asked me to share the titles with you. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems was a favorite! There are several other titles in the “pigeon” series. If you haven’t already heard, ask your child about the silly pigeon! They also enjoyed, Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley. Tomorrow, we will read another book by Ed Emberley called, Good Night Little Monster. We will compare the similarities and differences between the two Ed Emberley books, and the kindergartners will be bringing home story props to retell the stories to you. We are currently learning about author/illustrator, Eric

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