Friday is our book buddy day. We meet with Mrs. Pearson’s third graders and they bring books to read to the kindergarteners. The kids really look forward to this time and it’s a fun way for the younger students to be exposed to more books and to listen to a more experienced reader. The third graders love it because they remember when they were in kindergarten and listened to stories, but now they are the older ones sharing the books.
The kids are working hard at different literacy activities each day. They are slowly being introduced to them and practicing so that eventually they will be able to do them independently while I work with small groups. In the pictures, the kids are writing words around the room, buddy reading, doing computer work, and reading independently. Over the next few days, we will add more activities that focus on word work.
We read the book, Rosie’s Walk,by Pat Hutchins. This book is a fun story about a chicken that goes for a walk across the farm and is followed by a fox. After reading the story,the kids wrote about it and made their own little book of the story. The pictures show the kids painting Rosie, which were then hung up in the hallway along with big cut outs of places in the story, representing the walk Rosie took. The kids did an awesome job!
Welcome to kindergarten! I am so happy to be your child’s teacher and have enjoyed getting to know them over the past few days we have been together. Kindergarten is an exciting and fun year for your child and I can already see them starting to adjust and get used to our routines. Thanks for all you do for your child at home. Let’s have a great year together as we help your child to grow academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.