Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HOT!

Oh my!  I have never been in school when it's actually reached 100 degrees!  CrAzY!!!!  And it was a late start Tuesday!  On top of that Kindergarten had Dibels testing today!  Whew!  We made it and had a pretty good day:)  Crossing my fingers for a cooler (warm, not hot) day!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

So busy!!!

It's Mother's Day and I'm at school finishing up plans!!!  With my unexpected absence, having a multiple subs for several days, and needing to finish a Mother's Day project nothing seem to have been planned for the next week!
My room is now tidy, lessons are planned, new math review recorded, papers looked over, projects prepared, now updating the blog:)

Upcoming:

Dibels
  On May 14th, my class will have their final DIBELS.  They will play 3 games – Letter Naming, Phoneme Segmentation (The sounds in a word) and Nonsense Word Fluency.  Please, please practice letter names and sounds and also blending any CVC word, real or nonsense.  Here is the link to practice Nonsense Word Fluency.

Nonsense Word Fluency Practice

Mrs. Wolf’s Kindergarten Picnic
  Don’t forget our class picnic on Tuesday, May 21st, 5:30-6:45pm Bring your family’s picnic supper.  Plan on eating, playing outside (weather permitting) and watching the kindergarten program.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Hoover Field Day is June 5th
  On this fun-filled afternoon, we will lunch together outside (weather permitting) and then spend the afternoon in fun physical games that the Phy. Ed. teachers have prepared for us.  Parents are more than welcome to stop by and enjoy the fun.

Dates to Remember
May 14th - Late Start
May 14th - DIBELS
May 17th – Risser Run
May 21st – Mrs. Wolf’s K Picnic
May 23rd – Art Fair/Ice Cream social
May 27th  – No School
May 31st – Sibley Park Field Trip (pm)
June 5th – Field Day
June 6th – Last Day of School

Reading
  This week we will be reading “What Do You Know?” by Lorinda Bryan Cauley.  We will be working on the skills of re-reading and using the illustrations to help us better understand a story.
  The new words being introduced this week are, “with” and “my” and the letters Jj and Qq. By the end of next week we will have covered the whole alphabet.
  A few of the toughest words are coming up these last two weeks in reading.  Please continue to review all the star words.  Here’s a list to continue practicing at home.  I, can, we, the, like, a, see, go, to, have, is, play, are, for, you, this, do, and, what, little, said, here, was, she, he, has, look with, my. Next week the new words are: me, where.  We are hoping that all of these words become automatic.  This will help their fluency in first grade.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Excited!

  Mrs. Rehder (another K teacher) and I are so excited by the possibilities of Screencast-O-Matic! The app allows you to video absolutely anything that is on the computer screen.  Using the Notebook application the possibilities are endless!!!!  Today, we figured out how to use the webcam too!  The ideas for ways to teach reading and math keep running through my head day and night!!! This equals many, many sleepless nights, but it will be well worth it for my current and future students!
  Stay tuned for lessons to come:)