Our young poets have been exploring their five senses to enhance their reading and writing of poetry during Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop this week. Mindful observers experimented with different sounds, a variety of smells, an assortment of tastes, diverse movements, and multiple textures to enrich their descriptive language. Students are sharpening their skills while writing poetry using repetition, rhythm, and rhyme. During Writer’s Workshop, students are finding inspiration through interesting items in the poetry museum and peering at the world through our poetry window.
Wrapping Up Biomes in a Fashionable Way
Kindergarten “Biome Experts” were delighted to show off their knowledge of the four biomes we studied during our Biome Fashion Show. Students did an outstanding job preparing their individual biome uniforms and props to represent the rainforest, desert, polar and wetlands biomes. Kindergarteners worked to read and record an interesting fact about their biome during Learning Centers. They then wrote their biome fact in their very nicest and neatest handwriting to prepare their fact for the fashion show.
Kindergartener Coin Investigators
Kindergarten scholars have been busy investigating coins during math this week. Young mathematicians examined the attributes and values of pennies and nickels. Students took turns exchanging five pennies for a nickel to better understand the value of each coin. Students have been busy counting by fives during our daily calendar routine to count how many days we have been in school. Ask your kindergartener to tell you what they know about pennies and nickels!