Wednesday, October 17, 2007

October 15th - October 19th

Discover Dinosaurs
We learned about the “King” of the dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
We learned about dinosaur teeth. A carnivore is a meat-eating animal. An herbivore is a plant eating animal. An omnivore (like humans) eats both plants and animals.
We practiced sounding out words from the Kindergarten Word list.
We reviewed AB patterns.
Books We Read:
“How Do Dinosaurs Go to School” by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Space Adventure
We learned about Mars, the red planet today. Mars is planet #4!
Mars is the planet closest to and most like Earth. It is the only planet that scientists believe once had water. Many people have written stories and plays imagining life on Mars. Someday astronauts hope to visit Mars. We imagined what we would say if we met an alien on Mars.
We practiced writing our name neatly. Names always begin with a capital letter.
Books We Read Today:
“All About Space” a Scholastic Encyclopedia

Discover Dinosaurs
Today we learned about the anklyosaurus. The anklyosaurus is a four legged herbivore that lived during the cretaceous period about 65 million years ago.
Anklyosaurus begins with the vowel “A”. “A” makes two sounds because it is a vowel, so sometimes letter “A” says its name like in the word anklyosaurus.
We played “Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Where’s your bone?”
We practiced rhyming with Moe and Joe the Triceratops brothers.
We practiced learning to tie our shoes.
Books We Read Today:
“Dinosaur Detectives” by Joanna Cole
“How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food”
“How do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon” by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Today we learned about Jupiter – the largest planet
We counted backwards from 10-1 just like the astronauts countdown for a space launch.
We learned new planet songs and poems.
We practiced counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s.
We continued learning to tie our shoes. The kids are doing very well! We are so proud. Ask them to show you what they have learned at home.
Books We Read Today:
“Space Explorers” by Joanna Cole

Everyday we try to review some of what your child is learning in school including: AB patterns, sounding out words, ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc), the letter of the week, vowels and letter and number recognition.

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