This week, we began exploring animal classification. Ask your child about mammals, reptiles and birds! We will learn more groups next week.
In reading, we focused on the short vowel sounds. We reviewed each vowel's sound, identified some words that started with that sound and sorted words that had those vowel sounds in the middle. Then, we used those vowel sounds to try to read consonant-vowel-consonant words ourselves! Knowing the vowel sounds well can help us in reading and writing, because you cannot make a word without a vowel!
In math this week, we practiced our phone numbers. Most of us can recite AND write our phone numbers now! We also explored measuring with "feet." First, we used our Kindergarten feet (traced) to measure objects in our room, but we got different answers depending on the size of our feet. Then, we learned that a "foot" is actually 12 inches - a standard size - so we all can get the same answer when we measure things. Ask your child about the funny story we read about a King who had a bed made for his wife, using feet to measure the exact size. In the photo slideshow below, you can see the "beds" we made using our Kindergarten feet and our standard feet. Using a standard 12-inch foot makes a big difference!