What a special day we had today! We loved having Mismatch Day with lots of kids wearing mismatched shoes and socks. We reread Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown and talked about the main idea. We love Marisol's style and creativity! Ask me to tell you about Marisol.
We had an assembly courtesy of the PTA. What a fantastic show it was! Now I am not saying our class ran away with the show, but we did have three kids picked to be in the show! This show was about science, math and test taking strategies. Here are a few pictures from the show!
We had Talent Time today. We had two great singers and two great pianists!
We ended our day by thinking about the external features of animals, and visualized what these animals would look like if their external features were mixed up! We made pictures of the animals we imagined!
Have a nice evening!
We had a busy week with our reading assessment window opening this week. Each student is assessed with a book to determine their reading level. They are asked comprehension questions and at some levels, Level 16 and Level M, they are given a writing assessment as well. After level 16, we begin to use letters for levels, beginning with J. The end of the year kindergarten reading level benchmark is a level 6. Sometimes children will need to read a couple books to get to their frustration level, which is where the book is not a good match for them to maintain their reading comprehension.
While I have been testing, students have been working to finish the biographies they are writing about a classmate. They are doing a great job and have enjoyed learning more about their friends.
We had another great Talent Time performer this week. Take a look!
We had a fantastic trip to the College Park Aviation Museum. The kids were so well-behaved and the staff at the museum has the trip organized so well that the kids learn things, play, and get to see so much in a short time. Here are a few photos of our class at the museum.
What a busy day we had! This morning we went to an amazing assembly for Black History Month. This assembly was rescheduled due to bad weather, but we are so glad we got to see it now. The performers are students from our school or from Cabin John and Churchill. They danced, sang and one student did a one woman short play about Harriet Tubman. This was part of their show that will be repeated tonight in the APR Room at 7:00.
We worked more on our biographies today. The students are doing a great job of telling about their classmate and asking even more questions to add more details to their book.
We had Talent Time once again today. We had a magician, a comedian tell knock-knock jokes , a dancer, a bird watcher, and two children show their basketball skills. We also had a crafter, and she had photographs that showed how she makes bath bombs. Every child got a bath bomb, so be sure to check their backpacks! They know you get to decide when and how they use them.
We are enjoying Talent Time and are so impressed with the talent in our class, and their creative families!
Have a great weekend!
We enjoyed Talent Time again with some very enjoyable performances. We enjoy seeing the talent of others, and Miss Wolfe loves hearing the compliments the children give each other.
This week in Writers Workshop we have been learning about interviewing. We thought of good questions to ask that would help us learn even more about our classmates. The students have a partner they are asking questions so they can write their biography. Each student will interview another student, take notes on their responses, and write a biography. Tomorrow we will be working on writing the biography.
DC7 hatched this morning, about 4:13. We got a peek of him/her today. It's hard work getting out of that shell, so s/he was pretty tired, and both mom and dad spent a lot of time brooding both DC6 and DC7.
Have a nice evening!