We have had a fun week in Kindergarten!
This week we concluded our unit on Numbers with The 100th Day of School! Students have spent the last several weeks developing strategies for counting numbers. It was fun to see them putting these strategies into practice as they made collections of 100 items!
At first, we tried counting with just our brains as we collected items. Unfortunately, we found it VERY hard to keep track! Every time we got distracted, we lost count…
So we decided we needed some strategies to keep track of our counting.
Here were our ideas!
Our strategies helped us to count more accurately.
Here are the collections we made!
On 100th Day we also tried to think about the future and what we would look like when we were 100 years old. Students drew pictures of themselves at age 100. We will hang them up for you to see next week!
Here are some of our other highlights from the week (as typed by the students!):
i lct feje da (I liked Free Dress Day!)
i lict blding babladzs (I liked building Beyblades)
wee had wunhunjri day (We had one-hundred day!)
i lic the 100 day cieshuz (I liked the one-hundred day collections)
Reminders for Next Week:
- Body Science Lesson (Safe and Unsafe Touch) 10:30-11:30
- PYP Teacher Collaboration Morning (students will be welcomed by Mrs. Middleton as usual)
- Body Science Lesson (Body Parts) 11:30-12:30
- School Re-Enrollment Forms and Deposits due today
- Dr. Seuss’ Birthday (celebratory events will happen in the library at lunch time)
Next week we will also be beginning our next Unit of Inquiry around the Central Idea that Personal Journeys show the way that people change and can lead to new opportunities. This unit will be ongoing for the remainder of the year as students begin to assemble their own Portfolio to record their Personal Learning Journey. To begin this unit we will be exploring the ways that we have changed since birth. I will be asking the students to bring in some photos from different important events in their lives so far. We will need the pictures for Wednesday. About 5-10 photos will be plenty, but there is no magic number! We will be creating timelines of our lives with the photos. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful weekend!