I came back to very good reports from both the substitutes, as well as the other kindergarten teachers, about the kids while I was gone. They worked hard, and I will be looking over their work and sending it home soon.
Today we studied fireflies. We watched a video of a firefly up really close! We knew about the parts of an insect, but the video really gave us a great look at how those parts work! Check it out!
We also worked with "ow" in words like glow and wow. We sorted words by whether they ended like glow or wow. We also practiced writing our word wall words and writing the letter s.
In math, we played a shape game. We had a bag with solid shapes in it. We had to put our hand in the bag, pick a shape, describe it and finally name it. We used math talk so we used words like faces, edges, corners, and of course the solid shape names.
We missed school on Read Across America Day so we played Musical Seussical Chairs. We put our chairs around the carpet, put a Dr. Seuss book on each chair, the danced around the chairs until the Seussical the musical music stopped. Then we sat down and read our Dr. Seuss book until the music started again.
Later on this evening I will be updating the Kids' Page on our website. There you will find links for games for your kids IN CASE we get a bit of snow!
It was hard to leave my family and Disney World, but it sure was nice to come back to such happy little people.