Goshen Friends School
Kindergarten Web Page - February 2017
February in kindergarten will begin with enjoying the computer lab to observe Penguins from California via an on-line podcast. We will also participate in other computer activities related to Penguins.
Each month our class builds on its sense of community and cooperative play. This month we will ask each other questions and design a graph to share our individual ideas and creativity. We will build on words like friendship, companion, respect, sharing, taking turns, patients, and kindness.
In language arts the Fundation Program supports reading books and practicing sight words along with sounding out new vocabulary. Each day the children will bring home a book to share with their family for practice and to experience success with reading. We are preparing for our unit on Dr. Seuss as an illustrator and writer.
Vocabulary is an important kindergarten skill and sets milestones for learning. This month our vocabulary will be centered around social skills, math, and science. A spiral technique puts it together to create a learning environment that suits each child.
In science we are comparing rocks and crystals. We are also learning about rainbows and prisms.
In math we are using rulers, telling time, and learning the concept of 10’s.
As a class we are always exploring and learning in different ways to keep the joy and fun. This is a month developmentally for the kindergartner to grow like a garden.
Feb 1: Computer Lab
Feb 2: Ground Hog Day
Feb 6: Community care – make bird feeders
Feb 14: Valentine’s Day
Feb 16: 100th Day
Feb 17: No school
Feb 20: No school