This was the easiest Talk Time this year! These kids sure know how to make others happy! We talked about little things and big things that make others happy. Ask me to tell you what I can do that makes others happy.
Yesterday we took another practice Benchmark assessment. We practiced really listening to the comprehension questions and making sure we looked at all the possible choices for answers before we clicked on our choice. We know that kindergarten students need more practice in how to take a test, especially online. We also practice using the "elevator" in the middle of the page to pull down the page so they can see all the illustrations that go with the story and to see all the possible choices for answers.
Today we made our suitcases for our Read the U.S.A. postcards while I was calling reading groups. I'll send these home tomorrow.
We watched a short video about Light Up the Night, a fundraiser we are doing for childhood blood cancers. I will be sending out an e-mail about the fundraiser and with the link to the video so you can see what this is all about.
We also talked a little about what is happening in the Ukraine. I kept it simple and didn't share any pictures of the fighting, but tomorrow we will read a book about the Ukraine, see some photographs of this beautiful country, and will be making sunflowers in art stations to put in the hallway in support of the people of Ukraine. I wanted to let you know in case your child has any questions about what is happening there. I'll take pictures to show you the art they create for our hallway.
We continue to check in with the eagles on the nest at the Arboretum. I think the first egg will hatch March 23, and the second on March 26. Right now there isn't a whole lot going on, but the children have been so engaged and have asked so many questions.
Have a nice evening!