We started our day talking about this quote from Mr. Rogers. We can make the day special for others just by being ourselves. We talked about how we didn't need to be perfect, we just had to be us. We also talked about how we all have different interests, abilities, and mannerisms. We also talked about how we make school days special by sharing our feelings. That's the great thing about kindergarten, They love to share their feelings and do so often!
We read Rules Are Cool in reading and listened for key events. We reviewed what key events are, then the children wrote about a key event from the story. We shared our writing with elbow partners on the carpet. We talked about sitting side-by-side and looking at one partner's writing first and giving the partner compliments for what they noticed their partner doing well. Then the partners switched.
We worked with the short a sound in phonics. Ask me to name three things that begin with short a.
For our Book a Day Challenge, we read Mary Had a Little Glam, by Tammi Sauer. This is a fun rhyming book that tells about a little girl named Mary who loves glam, or to be glamorous. Ask me what it means to be glamorous. When Mary arrives at school the first day, she notices the other children are not glamorous, so she fancies them up. But at recess there's a problem with being glamorous. Ask me to tell you what happens.
In math, we continued to work with counting. We worked with showing how five and five more are ten. We showed this with two rows and with two towers.
In the afternoon, our Bear Buddies came to make Halloween decorations with us for our classroom. We used construction paper and sticker eyeballs to create monsters, ghosts, witches and other creepy characters to decorate our room on Halloween. The kids had a great time working together, and our kinders did an awesome job cleaning up! They are so responsible and love to help.
Have a nice evening!