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Popcorn Words

Please read these weekly Popcorn Words with your K-Kid each night!

*I *it *run *help *away
*a *in *jump *down
*is *we *one
*am *big *two
*to *for *make
*the *this *get
*go *red *play
*me *like *find
*see *my *funny
*and *come *look
*can *up *blue
*you *not *yellow
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Can I be President?

We have begun a new unit that I only teach every four years, the election! This year has provided quite the political lesson for our K-Kids and we have had many interesting conversations this past week. We will continue our election unit into next week, discussing the branches of government and how someone can become president. We will even create our own political pitches! 

We also had so much fun on our first field trip and at Carnival!

Language Arts:
Our new literacy stations have allowed students to continue phonic exploration at his/her own reading level. It has been truly fascinating how much growth we have already seen in the first two full months of school! We have an entire class of readers, writers, and most importantly, hard workers! The K-Kids are working on their rhyming, phonemic awareness skills, and overall comprehension of reading. Way to go K-Kids!

We started new math stations this week, many of which focus on continuing to build our number sense, graphing, addition, and subtraction. The K-Kids are continuing to blow me away with their ability to take in new math information and think critically as they apply this new knowledge to other stations. We have also been utilizing Ms. Wahl during math to help better enrich the math needs for all students.  

We met Pumpkin Jack this week, who will be spending the next 3 weeks in our classroom. Pumpkin Jack is a Jack-o-lantern who we have carved and placed in a big plastic bag. We will watch him change and make observations in our science journals. This is always an exciting science project for the K-Kids. 

Social Studies:
This past week we had lots of class discussions about what the president does. The K-Kids have discussed what they think the president does all day, which includes (but is not limited to): "Goes on TV." "Has lots of meetings with important people." "Gets dressed fancy to give work speeches." We discussed where the president lives and how the president surrounds him/herself with a group of important people called the 'cabinet.' This week we will hold our own classroom elections!

We are about to finish our second writing unit of the year. We have worked hard on our smartie spelling skills, making our stories come alive, and adding detail into both our writing and our illustrations. Next week we will begin our How-To Writing Unit. 


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