katie’s summary

Report from Katie:

15 August

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten / early kindergarten:

During Thursday and Friday the students went over days of the week, the months, and the year. We talked about classroom rules and how to take care of supplies. Students did an “all about me” paper and shared it with their classmates so they could get to know each other. We read David Goes to School and discussed classroom expectations. We listened to the alphabet song and to sight-word songs. Students looked at math tool kits and listened to a counting to 100 song and were shown how to write numerals. The students focused on writing the number 4. Students went over parts of a book and read the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and counted the number of letters in their names.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

The students worked on completing an “all about me” poster to share with their classmates.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

The students created patterns with scarves by waving, twisting, and swirling them in the air.

22 August

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten:

  • Students focused on the letters S and A by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students focused on the -at family and worked on their spelling words which included words from the at family.
  • Students worked in their sight word binders focusing on their sight words “I”, “a”, “am”, and “at”
  • Students focused on numbers 0-5 in math and practiced writing the numbers in their number book.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • Students learned about the four seasons and began to learn about weather. Students drew their favorite type of weather.
  • In art, students learned about the first element of art, which is line. Students learned about diagonal, curved, vertical, and horizontal lines to make designs.
  • For writing, students listened to a read-aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders, which included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students started on their Charlotte’s Web book study by drawing and looking at vocabulary within the chapters. Students started working in their sight word binder.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students clapped out rhythms and learned about the 4 types of tempo; largo, allegro, andante, and presto.

29 August

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten: :

  • Students focused on the letters T and I by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students focused on the -an family and worked on their spelling words that included words from the -an family.
  • Students worked in their sight word binders focusing on their sight words “can”, “go,” and “is”
  • Students focused on numbers 6-10 in math and practiced writing the numbers in their number book.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • Students continued to learn about the four seasons and continued to learn about weather. Students discussed different ways to stay cool in the summer and what type of clothes you wear during summertime.
  • In art, students learned about the second element of art, which is shape. Students learned about different shapes and used shapes to make art.
  • For music, students listened to “listen and move” songs.
  • For writing, students listened to a read-aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders.These included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students continued on their Charlottes Web book study by drawing and looking at vocabulary within the chapters. Students continued working in their sight word binder and reading binders where they read short stories and answered comprehension questions about their readings.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students used different instruments and participated in making music when their instrument was called.

5 September

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten:

  • Students focused on the letters P and N by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students focused on the -ab family and worked on their spelling words which included words from the -ab family.
  • Students worked in their sight word binders focusing on their sight words “like,” “me,” and “see.”
  • Students focused on the numbers 10-15 in math and practiced writing the numbers in different ways.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • Students continued to learn about the four seasons and continued to learn about weather. Students learned about different cloud types and about the water cycle.
  • In art, students learned about the third element of art, which is color. Students worked on their “color” books and learned about primary and secondary colors.
  • For music, students listened to “listen and move” songs and to interactive music read-aloud books.
  • For writing, students listened to a read-aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders which included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students continued on their Charlotte’s Web book study by drawing and looking at vocabulary within the chapters. Students continued working in their sight word binder and reading binders, where they read short stories and answered comprehension questions after their readings.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students used boomwhackers to play along to simple songs.

12 September

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten:

  • Students focused on the letters C and K by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students focused on the -ad family and worked on their spelling words which included words from the -ad family.
  • Students worked in their sight word binders focusing on their sight words “the” and “to”
  • Students focused on numbers 16-20 in math and practiced writing the numbers in different ways.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • Students continued to learn about the four seasons and continued to learn about weather. Students learned about why snow looks white, about wind speed and about why leaves change colors.
  • In art, students learned about the third element of art which was color. Students worked on their “color” books and learned about primary and secondary colors by mixing paint colors together.
  • For music, students listened to “listen and move” songs and to interactive music read aloud books.
  • For writing, students listened to a read-aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders, which included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students continued on their Charlotte’s Web book study by drawing and looking at vocabulary within the chapters. Students continued working in their sight word binder and reading binders where they read short stories and answered comprehension questions after their readings.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students didn’t have music this week due to Ms. Katie being absent.

19 September

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten:

  • Students focused on the letters H and E by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students focused on the -ag family and worked on their spelling words, which included words from the -ag family.
  • Students worked in their sight word binders focusing on their sight words “dad,” “he,” and “in.”
  • Students worked on counting by 2’s for math.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • Students continued to learn about the four seasons and continued to learn about weather. Students learned more about different types of leaves and trees and started learning about conservation.
  • In art, students continued to learn about the third element of art which was color. Students worked on painting with warm and cool colors and using the tertiary color wheel.
  • For music, students decorated their own maracas.
  • For writing, students listened to a read aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders which included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students continued on their Charlottes Web book study by drawing and looking at vocabulary within the chapters. Students continued working in their sight word binder and reading binders where they read short stories and answered comprehension questions after their readings.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students learned about and made their own tambourine instruments.

26 September

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten:

  • Students focused on the letters M and R by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students focused on the -am family and worked on their spelling words which included words from the -am family.
  • Students worked in their sight word binders, focusing on their sight words “look”, “it” and “mom”
  • Students worked on counting by 5’s for math.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • Students learned about the mid-autumn moon festival and also learned about the autumnal equinox. They did some activities which included making lanterns and doing tree bark rubbings.
  • In art, students continued to learn about the fourth element of art, which is value (lightness). Students used light and dark shades and black and white contrast.
  • For music, students decorated their own tambourines.
  • For writing, students listened to a read-aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders, which included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students continued on their Charlotte’s Web book study by drawing and looking at vocabulary within the chapters. Students continued working in their sight word binder and reading binders where they read short stories and answered comprehension questions after their readings.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students learned about and made their own drum spinner instruments.

3 October

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten:

  • Students focused on the letters D and G by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students focused on the -ap family and worked on their spelling words which included words from the -ap family.
  • Students worked in their sight word binders, focusing on their sight words “my”, “on” and “up”
  • Students worked on counting by 10s for math.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • Students learned about simple machines, learning about screws, pulleys, levers and wheels. Students learned about forces of push and pull. They learned about speed and direction and how force can be generated.
  • In art, students continued to learn about the fourth element of art, which is value.
  • For music, students listened and interacted with “listen and move” songs.
  • For writing, students listened to a read-aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders. This activity included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students continued on their Charlotte’s Web book study by drawing and looking at vocabulary within the chapters. Students continued working in their sight word binder and reading binders, where they read short stories and answered comprehension questions after their readings.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students played a rhythm passing circle game called ‘Button You Must Wander.’

10 October

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten:

  • Students focused on the letters O and L by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students focused on the -ed and -ate family and worked on their spelling words which included words from the -ed and -ate family.
  • Students worked on their sight words, focusing on their sight words “we” and “and.”
  • Students worked on counting by 3’s for math.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • Students learned about sound and how sound is made by vibrations. Students learned about soft and loud noises and how instruments make sound. Students learned about how they make silly sounds in cartoons.
  • In art, students continued to learn about the fourth element of art, which is value. Students created their own nighttime paintings using greys, blacks and whites.
  • For music, students decorated and played along with their spin drums.
  • For writing, students listened to a read aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders which included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Friday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students didn’t get a chance to work with their Charlotte’s Web book study but will continue on it next week. Students continued working in their sight word binder and reading binders where they read short stories and answered comprehension questions after their readings. Students have been working on getting their reading/phonics assessments done.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students played a circle game called ‘closet key’ where students learned a song and one student hides the ‘key’ and students use their voices to guide the student to find the key by use of crescendo and decrescendo (gradual increase or decrease of volume).

17 October

Handwriting, reading, math, kindergarten:

  • Students focused on the letters B and F by completing alphabet handwriting sheets.
  • Students reviewed sight words this week by completing handouts and doing word building activities.
  • Students worked on counting by 4’s for math.
  • Students worked in their Singapore math workbooks.
  • For science, students learned about the apple life cycle, how apples get to stores, and how apple cider is made.
  • In art, students continued to learn about the fourth element of art, which is value. Students used charcoal and practiced drawing shapes and shading their shadows. Students also cut out different shapes and learned about symmetry.
  • For music, students played bean-bag passing and listening games.
  • For writing, students listened to a read-aloud and then drew and wrote sentences in their primary journals.
  • Students were called up individually to read with me with their reading folders which included 3 readers focusing on their sight words and word families for the week.
  • Students had a spelling quiz on Thursday.

 

Reading, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students worked on their Charlotte’s Web book study by drawing what was happening in the chapter and writing down vocabulary and definitions from the chapter. Students continued working in their sight word binder and reading binders where they read short stories and answered comprehension questions after their readings. Students have been working on getting their reading/phonic assessments done.

 

Music, 1st and 2nd grades:

  • Students didn’t have music this week due to fall break on Friday.