Sunday, September 15, 2013

First Week of Kindergarten

Our first week was a success and transitioning into our new routine was a breeze! I'm actually amazed at how much we got done and how much my chunky monkey fell into a nap routine, so we could get stuff done.

He wants to be a Monster Truck driver when he grows up! 

Here is an overview of what we covered:
- Bible
  Discovered an undercover hero - Aaron
  Theme: helping hands
  Verse: "If one falls down, a friend can pick him up." Ecclesiastes 4:10

- Circle Time
  Lakeshore Learning CD's (Circle Time and Letter of the Day)
  Morning Message/Discussion
  Independent Work

- Math
  Concepts: over/under; top/middle/bottom; inside/outside; left/right
  Sorting Skills (shape/size/color)

- Language Arts
  Tales: 3 Little Pigs; Goldilocks & the 3 Bears; Henny Penny; 3 Billy Goats Gruff; The Little Engine that 
  Could; Lion and the Mouse; Tortoise and the Hare
  Rhymes: Hey Diddle Diddle; 3 Little Kittens; London Bridge; Eensy Weensy Spider; Hickory Dickory
  Story Mapping
  Story Retelling/Sequencing

- Writing
   Letter Practice (A-I)
   Sentence Practice
   Drawing Practice

- Science
   Body Parts (Animaniacs Bones Song, Body Puppet, Body Song)

- US Geography
   State Discovery: Michigan (symbols, capital, nickname, region)
   U.S. Capital Song (Animaniacs version) - learned 1st verse

- Reading
  You Can Read Unit 1 & 2 (1+1+1=1)
  Guided Reading
  Independent Reading (BookIt Program!)

I will be posting up posts of our different studies from this week soon.  That is an overview of our first week.  I have our second week overview post coming tomorrow.

Have Fun and Be a Blessing!

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