Mrs May

Position: Kindergarten

Email: mayt@ststephensgi.org

How I Became a Pirate

Last week we read How I Became a Pirate and made our own pirates. We finished the activity by adding pictures to sequence and retell the story. Ask your child to youtell his/her favorite...

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Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesday

Today we read Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesday. Then we wrote and illustrated dragon menus, showing what our dragons would eat each day. Thank you Ally for donating this book to our classroom...

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Easter eggs and Easter stories

This week, we read some familiar and new favorite stories about Easter and Easter eggs. We participated in not one, but two Easter egg hunts! We even designed and painted our own...

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Sorting and Classifying

In math, we have been sorting objects by size, shape, color, or other similar characteristic. Today we practiced sorting by count. We split into teams and put numbers in order, from 1-20. Then, we counted groups of objects on picture cards and placed them under...

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Pigs in the Mud

Last week we spent time reviewing short u and short i word families. We read "Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud". We built and read "ig" and "ud" words with magnet letters. Then we wrote some of the words in mud splatters and picked two to write in...

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Botanical Gardens Field Trip

Today, students in kindergarten and 1st grade visited the Botanical Gardens! We toured the gardens and then learned about seeds, fruits, and vegetables. We ground wheat into flour, squeezed and tasted orange juice, and chopped carrots for a compost...

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Koala Lou

This week we are reading Koala Lou by Mem Fox. Today, we worked on sequencing and retelling the story. After that, we watched some informational videos on koalas and gum trees. We added branches and leaves to our story sequence to create a gum tree and made a koala...

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Baby Shark says “Sh, sh, sh!”

We have been practicing building, blending, reading, and writing words with the "sh" sound. Today we made sharks and wrote a sentence with a "sh" word. And of course we had to sing "Baby Shark"! To practice at home, you can ask your child to say words that begin or...

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Rainbow Bridge STREAM Challenge

Today we began new STREAM academies! This week's challenge was for groups to use pipe cleaners and Play-Doh to build a rainbow bridge that could hold a pot with the most pennies before the bridge collapsed or the pot fell off. Before starting, we discussed the...

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Just Going to the Dentist

This week in reading, we are focusing on the book Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer. After sequencing the events, we made our own Little Critter character with a toothbrush! We are also beginning to learn about community helpers. We read some nonfiction...

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