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May 10-14


We have had a busy week in the Kindergarten classroom. This week was ice cream week. We started by writing about why we should have an ice cream party. Our goal was to convince Ms. Torborg. It must have worked because on Wednesday, we got to have ice cream! There was a little catch, we had to make it. We each made our own ice cream in a bag. (The end reviews were mixed.) On Thursday, we had an open house. We could come back to school with our family and show them all the things we are working on in our classroom.


Monday:

In reading, we reviewed both the long and short a sound. We worked together to which sound we heard in a specific word. Then we completed two worksheets on which we had to tell if the picture/word had a long or short a in it. We also listened to the story, When I Grow Up book by Al Yankovic. We talked about all of the different occupations Billy wanted to do when he grew up. Then we completed a short writing project. We wrote about what we wanted to do when we grew up. After our opening sentence, we had to write 2 or 3 supporting or detail sentences. Then we added a picture.

In religion, we watched a video about about the 12 Apostles. We heard a little bit about the life of each of Jesus’s Apostles.

In math, we started a math packed that reviews different math concepts from the year. Today we completed the first few pages in our math packet. We worked on adding, identifying ones & tens, and counting money.

We also practiced our songs for graduation. We are working on learning our 3rd song!


Tuesday:

In reading, we reviewed both the long and short e sound. We worked together to which sound we heard in a specific word. Then we completed two worksheets on which we had to tell if the picture/word had a long or short e in it. We also completed our last writing project. We had to explain why we should have an ice cream party. When everyone was done, we each read our papers and Ms. Torborg complied our reasons into one list. When we were done, we determined our list contained things we like about ice cream and not reasons why we should have an ice cream party. As a class, we worked together to create a new list with 5 reasons.

In math, we completed a few more pages in our math packet. We worked on adding, counting money, and counting by tens.

In religion, we talked about putting God first in our life. Then we completed a secret message worksheet.

We also practiced our songs for graduation and completed some one on one testing.


Wednesday:

In reading, we reviewed both the long and short i sound. We worked together to which sound we heard in a specific word. Then we completed two worksheets on which we had to tell if the picture/word had a long or short i in it.

In math, we worked on our math packets. We worked on adding (with counters), adding on a number line, graphing, and identifying numbers before, after and in between.

We also practiced our songs for graduation and completed some one on one testing.

After PE, we moved right into a big science/cooking project. We started out by watching a couple of videos about why we use salt to make ice cream. Then we made ice cream in a bag! Our recipe was rather simple just milk, sugar, and vanilla. We started in our classroom. We put one tablespoon of sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, and a splash of vanilla in a ziplock bag. Then we headed outside. We put our cream in a big gallon ziplock. Also inside the big bag we added ice (about 3 cups) and rock salt (about 6Tbsp). The final step was to move it and shake it until it was ice cream. We put our mitten and gloves on to keep our hands from getting “REALLY” cold. After about 15 minutes of shaking, we had ice. cream. And mmmm… it was delicious.

Thursday:

Today is the Ascension of Jesus (Ascension Thursday). It is the day we celebrate Jesus entering heaven to be with his Father, God. After reviewing the story of Easter and talking about the things Jesus did on Earth after he rose from the day, we watched a short video clip about the Ascension.

In reading, we reviewed both the long and short o sound. We worked together to which sound we heard in a specific word. Then we completed two worksheets on which we had to tell if the picture/word had a long or short o in it. We also listened to two stories, Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream and The Berenstain Bears and the Bully. For each stories, we identified the characters and the setting. We also talked about the problem and solution. Then we completed a character and setting sorting worksheet.

In math, we played Fishing for Ten with a partner. We also met one on one with Ms. Torborg, so she could check our progress with patterning, ordering numbers, and identifying shapes.

We also created a long list of things we have done or learned in kindergarten. Plus we practiced our songs for graduation.


Friday:

In reading, we reviewed both the long and short u sound. We worked together to which sound we heard in a specific word. Then we completed two worksheets on which we had to tell if the picture/word had a long or short u in it. We also practiced our Mass parts for next week. We each took a turn reading our part to Ms. Torborg.

We spent our math time playing games. After we picked a partner, we could choose any math game we wanted to play.

We also practiced our graduation songs and worked one on one with Ms. Torborg as she checked our progress on our math goals.

We ended the day by starting a bead project using pearler bead. We each got a small template and a cup of beads. Our job was to carefully put the beads on the template (building those fine motor skills). When it is completely done, Ms. Torborg will melt the top of the beads together.