This month we finished our community unit with a hands on exploration trip downtown. We enjoyed a horse carriage tour where we were able to see much of Beaufort's history, as well as many of the symbols we have been learning about. We were able to see how a restaurant works from ordering food, to the preparation, to the delivery, and finally the meal, or in our case delicious healthy snack. We went to the library to enjoy a story and learn about the many wonderful services they offer! Finally we explored many local stores, the park, and other meaningful places in our very own community! A big thank you to all who helped make this trip possible!
Thank you so much, for reaching out to support our postcard project. Here is our map of the United States of America with some of the postcards we have received.
In math, one of the big concepts that we have introduced this month is decomposing numbers. The children are so proud that they understand what that word means- breaking a whole into parts. We have worked on the numbers up to 10, and beyond. We have used unifix cubes, bead bracelets, colored beans and two- sided counters to break a group of objects into 2 groups. After we break a whole into parts, we practiced making number sentences, too! This concept will lead us to the big concept of addition and subtraction.
In Language Arts, we concentrated on the identification of the parts of a story. We practiced this skill by picking out the setting and characters in a story. We also introduced the concept of the main idea in a story. We identified the main idea of a story and four of the supporting details of the main idea. Since spring arrived last week, we read It's Spring by Linda Glasser. We identified the main idea and wrote the word in the middle of our graphic organizer. Then, we drew pictures of the supporting details of the main idea. These details were the signs of spring that were in the book. This week, we will add sentences to our pictures. This skill helps us understand that a story has important parts and details. These important parts of a story can help us retell a story. We also worked on identifying the beginning, middle and ending of a story. We read A Pocket for Corduroy and drew/wrote sentences to describe the three parts of the story.
This month we began a big project with our buddies! We have researched Eagles with the support of our buddies, and are currently working to represent a stage of the Eagles life (egg, eaglet, or Eagle). This cooperativie project incorporated many skills such as research, measurement, writing, and art. The Eagle is a wonderful connection from our community unit (as a symbol of the US), to our Origins unit where we discover and learn how things begin and change over time.
Welcome to Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Ellen's kindergarten class!! We value educating the whole child through meaningful learning experiences! As teachers are passionate about an innovative learning environment, meaningful lessons, and creating a hands on learning community. I truly enjoy working with children, educators, and families to inspire and support innovative learning. Our classroom community aspires to make a difference in education and our community. By believing that every learner deserves a dimensional education, assured self-concept, positive motivation, experiential learning, good peer relationships, a desire to learn, as well as fundamental knowledge of reading, writing, and math we will continue to grow into