We Are Problem Solvers!
Kindergarten friends have been learning the amazingly valuable and life-long skill of conflict resolution during our “Minds Up” sessions this week. Students have practiced using the “Peace Wheel” as a tool to guide them through the conflict resolution process. We have discussed and identified problems that can be solved at the “Peace Table” as well as problems that can be solved more quickly with a compromise.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Go Hand in Hand
This week during our Reader’s Workshop, Kindergarten readers were quite busy working with their “Peanut Butter and Jelly” Partners to take turns reading, listening to partners read, and retelling stories to their partners. Peanut Butter and Jelly Partners have practiced placing a book in the middle as they sit knee-to-knee, shoulder-to-shoulder, and take turns reading. Kindergarten readers know how to retell a book to a partner, using the characters’ names and the sequencing words “first”, “then”, and “next”. Your young readers took turns identifying the title, author and illustrator while turning the pages gently.
I Spy a Monarch!
Our young scientists are watching for monarch butterflies on the playground. To help support this incredible migration, Kindergartners planted milkweed and lantana plants in our garden box. These plants are essential for monarchs. We have been checking the leaves daily for tiny monarch caterpillar eggs. How many monarchs have you spied?