Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What did you do in kindergarten today? (Day 2)

When you ask,"What did you do in Kindergarten today?" and the answer is "Nothing..."
Here's what they really mean --
  • Read the morning message together and practiced the words "Dear Class" and "Love, Mrs. Spencer"
  • Found out the difference between a word and a letter.  Counted letters in a word.
  • Said the pledge to the flag
  • Listened to stories/poems -- "I Love my White Shoes" and "Rocking in My School Shoes" and "Mary Wore Her Red Dress"
  • Sang and learned motion to several songs
  • Practiced air writing Aa and Bb and heard a song and story about Annie Apple and Bouncy Ben
  • Sorted long and short names
  • Explored math stations and learned 4 ways to show the number 6
  • Learned about the calendar and named days, months, and seasons
  • Practiced saying the rules of the classroom
  • Practiced 3 ways to read a book
  • Visited the library and learned the procedure for checking out a book
  • Found out about different voice levels in the classroom
  • Colored a picture of Annie Apple and tried to stay in the lines
  • Used a whiteboard and markers to write the letter "a"
  • Sang a song about counting to 100
  • Practiced reading and spelling "red" in a song
  • Walked quietly in a line
  • Carried my own tray and ate lunch in the lunchroom
  • Cooperated with a partner to use math manipulatives
  • Told the teacher which letters I recognized
  • Observed a live turtle and learned about reptiles
  • Watched a short video about a turtle
  • Sat in one spot and read a book quietly for 3 minutes
  • Compared shapes to see how they were alike and different
  • Went to the gym for PE
This is NOT your mama's kindergarten!!  There is a lot to learn this year, and you will be amazed at all they will accomplish in the next 178 days of school!

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