Thursday, September 15, 2011

We are starting to read!!

Well we have started the reading process. Last week we learned our first word, a. It was an exciting moment in Kindergarten. They got to read their first book on their own. I just loved seeing all the smiles on their faces and their excitement of being able to read on their own. This week we learned the word, my. Again, they were able to read a book on their own and it's just amazing how excited they get when they feel they have accomplished that big step of beginning to read. One kiddo even said, "I love reading! This is fun." Next week we will be learning the word, the. I hope this excitement continues and I can't wait to see them succeed in the reading process.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Silent Teaching

It's that time of year when the seasons change and my allergies are not nice to me. I started losing my voice yesterday and by the end of the day, it was gone. Teaching was not fun today but I stuck it out like a trooper. It's hard having no voice at the beginning of the year especially when the some of my students are still learning to make good choices. I'm hoping tomorrow will be a little bit better and I'll have my voice back a little bit.
We have been busy working at building our stamina with Daily 5 and DIBELS testing is done. Next week our reading teacher and I will start pulling groups of students to work on skills that need to be addressed. In Science, we are discussing the season of summer. Next week, we will be getting into our Five Senses. Lots of things going on plus we will have a new student joining us on Monday. It's never a dual moment in Kindergarten.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Working on Our Writing

This week I introduced Work on Writing as part of the Daily 5. The students love it! They did an awesome job of building their stamina all the while doing Read to Self. It's amazing when it comes to them doing Daily 5 my room it is completely silent and they are doing what needs to be done. We will see how long it lasts. This coming week, we will be testing for DIBELS and they will be able to go book shopping for the first time. We will see how that all goes. Here are some of the students working on their writing.