Sunday, December 18, 2016

Kindergarten Week 17

Here is a video of Gemma singing "Go Tell It On The Mountain" during the Christmas pageant at church.
This week, Gemma lost her first tooth...
...and then her second.
She decorated our potted Christmas tree; we bought it at The 99 Cent Store 5 years ago, when Gemma and the tree were both tiny.


She learned the first four lines of the first passage from Ken Ludwig's How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)...
We read a chapter of Life of Fred: Ice Cream (in addition to lots of free reading). The chapter we read included the concept of counting back change for a dollar. I'm hitting the pause button on LOF so I can break this concept into several small lessons. For the first lesson, I told her a rule: If a number ends in 1, 2, 3, or 4, we use pennies to count to the nearest 5. I gave her 4 pennies, and I had her draw two cards (tens place cards were 1-9, and ones place cards were 1-4) so she got random numbers like 24, 53, 82, etc. Then she used the pennies to count to the nearest 5. That was Lesson One.

Our afterschool co-op lesson was about orcas.
We found out this year's dance recital number will be a tap dance! Her last two recital numbers were ballet, so this is new and exciting.

In dance class the students got to present his or her favorite tap step. Gemma chose a buffalo...
We finished off the week by celebrating a friend's birthday at My Gym.








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