Today we took a spelling test of all 44 kindergarten word wall words. Although not all the words have been introduced to the whole group, I knew students would know some of the words because they had them in their reading group. The students will be working on the words they do not know. I will give them words in a "Bag of Tricks" so they can practice them during literacy stations. I will send home the spelling test tomorrow so you see what they know. I gave the test in the order the words have been introduced, so you can see that when we get to the last part of the test, they may have more errors. Some children know all the words so they will be working on first grade word wall words. I will send a list of words they are working on home soon. I want to give them another test to see where they need to work.
We have been working on writing about a major event in a story. The children have to identify the event and tell details about it.
Over the weekend, Mr. President and The First Lady, the eagles at the National Arboretum, laid an egg. We looked at the live camera today and talked about what we noticed. I told the children we would check in on the eagles every day, and if the egg, DC4, hatches we will watch several times a day. My class did this last year and loved it. However, I did tell them that there is a chance the egg will not hatch, or if it does that the eaglet may not survive. We talked about that is a part of nature. Last year the eagles had two eggs and two healthy eagles fledged and are on their own somewhere. Hopefully, we will have a similar experience this year. You may want to watch at home. The cameras were fixed or replaced over the summer and there is sound this year. Here's the link to see these famous eagles.
Have a nice evening!