Today we took our MAP-P test in math. This is a test that is not used as a grade, but for instructional decisions. It's done on the Chromebooks, and the children have to listen carefully to the directions to be sure they are answering the questions correctly.
We learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. today. We watched a video that told about his childhood and how he became so interested in civil rights. We also listened to the story, Martin's Big Words, by Doreen Rappaport. This book shares some of the Dr. King's most important messages. We talked about how important it is to treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Next week, our student government will be sponsoring Random Acts of Kindness Week. This is an outline of the activities planned for the week.
o Tuesday, January 22 - Thank-you Tuesday (Who deserves a thank you for helping you?)- there will be a table set-up in the cafeteria on Tuesday with thank you cards that students can write
o Wednesday, January 23 - What Can I Do to Help Wednesday?
o Thursday, January 24 - Thoughtful Thursday - Do something to make someone feel good!
o Friday, January 25 - Friendship Friday - make a new friend today.
In the classroom, we will be reading a book each day that relates to these activities.
It's been busy in kindergarten wtih all the testing we have to do this time of the year. Most of my testing is complete, but I have a little more to do with students who have missed certain sections of the testing. Hopefully, I will finish on Tuesday, but the children have another test they will be taking on the Chromebooks that day with our reading specialist. After that, we will be back to a more normal instructional day with the usual progress checks. The kids like the testing, in fact, one little friend wanted to take the math test on the Chromebook again.
We had a few minutes before our specials today, so I showed the kids this quick one minute video, that we watched twice because it's so cute. The kids insisted I put it on the website. It had nothing to do with instruction, so we are just going to call this a Brain Break. Enjoy!
Have a relaxing and safe weekend!