Rio, the Lizard, is Molting!
One of the kindergartners noticed the lizard looked different. He asked, “Mrs. Ford, why is Rio turning white?” This prompted a class discussion about the molting process of lizards. The kids were excited to observe the process as Rio shed her old skin in order to have a new and larger skin. This allows her to grow. During the molting process, Rio does not eat, but does like to scratch her old skin against the tree stems.
We have launched my favorite reading unit of the year – Super Powers! The children will eventually learn nine different “super power” reading strategies that will help them learn to read. This week the children learned their first two super powers: Pointer Power and Reread Power. To celebrate our super powers, each child received a special super power reading pointer with a cape!
Our life skill for the month of November is Grateful. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday we will be talking about all we have to be grateful for.
Try This at Home
The children have been practicing reading and writing their snap words. These words should be so easy, they can read and write them in a snap! Check in with your child to see if he/she knows the following snap words. If some are still tricky, spend a little time learning them. * = bonus, we will learn soon.