Week 9 of kindergarten is about all the creepy things! This week, we get a break from our required reading curriculum, so my team is doing all the creepy books! I am so excited for a week of fun and learning. We also have our ABC BOOTCAMP fashion show on Thursday, and it’s a 4 day week!
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ABC BOOTCAMP-FASHION SHOW!
We have a required foundational skills curriculum that we follow, and we supplement it with our TKS BOOTCAMP resource. Our TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum works with ALL curriculums or as a stand-alone resource! We have wrapped up ABC BOOTCAMP so we are celebrating with our ABC BOOTCAMP fashion show and parade!
The fashion show is a celebration of our learning over the last 26 days. It’s also an easy way to involve families! Each child creates a letter vest and walks the runway to model their fashion! After the fashion show, all of kindergarten parades through the school to show off their vests!
UPDATE: here’s our data from the halfway point of ABC BOOTCAMP! Stay tuned for our final data!
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Once again, this year, we’re using our required reading curriculum and supplementing heavily with our Read It Up! resources. This week, we don’t have any required lessons, so it’s CREEPY WEEK!!! We’re doing all three creepy books: Creepy Carrot, Creepy Underwear, and Creepy Crayon. Each day will be everything related to the book: comprehension, graphing, and art! There’s even a creepy snack! And yes, there are costumes! You’re missing out if you’re not using these books (and our all-inclusive Read It Up! resources)! Kids love them, and they’re great for comprehension lessons! Everything you see (and more) is included in the Read It Up! resource. The art projects are included, but we don’t use templates as they are authentic student-created projects.
And the costumes….the carrot is from Amazon and the Creepy Underwear is a DIY costume using foam board and a black permanent marker!
Our district has adopted a new math curriculum (AGAIN!), so we’re trying to figure it out because it’s a lot, and it’s not aligned with our state standards, so there’s that. We’re using the curriculum and supplementing it with our MATH IT UP! resources!
This week we’re wrapping up comparing numbers! We are focused on comparing groups of objects and 1 more and 1 less. Overall, the kids have done great with this. They understand the concept and can explain why something is more or less. This week is reteaching and assessment. We’re going to do our true/false sort as our reteaching tool and our assessment will be done using ESGI.
Pumpkins Research Project
This week we’re using our science block (ya’ll! My new school has a legit 45-minute science/social studies block!!!) to wrap up our pumpkin unit!
We use read-alouds and class discussions for our research. We record our learning on graphic organizers. This week we wrap up our Pumpkins Research Project with the life cycle of the pumpkin, a true false sort and completing our schema map.
Students use their Pumpkins Research Project to record their learning throughout the research project!
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Foodie Fun Friday
This week’s snack is (as of this writing…) our Creepy Crayon snack. However, I will try to create a Creepy Underwear snack this week, so stay tuned!
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, so we will be celebrating all month long. We use our Hispanic Heroes Research Project to learn about Hispanic Heroes over the month. We use a read-aloud and video for each hero. We complete our graphic organizer and discuss what each hero teaches us!