“Lion” Weather! 3/13/17-3/17/17

As I write this, I am here at home during our snow day! The wind is whipping and the newscasters keep talking about a “winter-cane.” Don’t they know we have things to learn in school? That March is an important month in Kindergarten when everything that we’ve been learning all year starts to come together in a richer, deeper way?

Yesterday, we started to learn how to finger knit. I had to teach myself off of You tube, and was feeling confident enough to try to teach our class. In small groups. As a challenge by choice. It actually turned out to be a lot of fun and while there was some frustration, those who wanted to try got a chance and were surprised by their results. There is something to be said of the satisfaction of making something by hand.

And yes, I have also found the satisfaction in learning a craft this year. Knitting has become a great hobby of mine! Though as I told the kids, sometimes it can get frustrating, and when that happens, move to something else and take a break for a bit. 🙂

Here’s what we are learning this week:

English Language Arts

  • Learning question words: Who, what, where, when, why, how
  • First and last name handwriting practice
  • leveled guided reading groups
  • Fundations Unit 3 week 3


  • addition and subtraction number stories
  • attributes
  • counting by 10s, 2s


  • Intro – What is Motion?
  • Finger knitting

Social Thinking/Social Studies

  • Cooperative games
  • St. Patrick’s Day
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