# K/1st: Week of Oct 16

A Golden Compass

## What’s Around Us?!

### The Regions of the United States of America!

There was a wild flurry of activities this super-short week! We got new table teams, celebrated two birthdays, and started learning about the land and resources that make

up our country.

Alphas add oceans around our country…

Alphas making their own compass roses…

Each table team is studying a different region of the country; they are a team of explorers! We did some team-building and we made portraits and added interesting information we learned about our table mates.

Meet the Southwest Art Club!

Meet the Pacific West Cheetah Stars!

Meet the South Big Foot Hunters!

Meet the Northeast Birds!

## This week in Math…

### Ms. Kim’s group…

While we were on break, all the sudden our calendar numbers moved into 2 digit numbers! We dipped our toes into the world of place value – starting with grouping things into sets of tens!

### Ms. Eliza’s Group…

Ms. Eliza didn’t take any math photos this week! (She was so busy being with her small groups that she forgot!). But there was a lot of learning going on and here’s what happened…we considered all the ways to make 10 (or 20) and discovered that it’s only 6 facts that we truly need to know because 4 + 6 = 10 and when turned around 6 + 4 = 10. That applies to the facts to 20 as well. We learned Calla, Pyramid Solitaire (to 10) and are practicing writing equations vertically. Here’s a link to video instructions for Pyramid Solitaire in the P&P this week. Pyramid Make 10 Solitaire

## This week in Language Arts…

### Ms. Eliza’s group…

We revisited C and P, practiced our handwriting, made simple C-V-C (consonant – vowel-consonant) words with -at, -ap, and -op. We’re getting better and better with this! We read Three Little Javelinas and The Salamander Room, both with rich settings that gave us insight to the idea that where a story happens can affect the character’s experience. We created our own characters and settings to then make our own fictional tales to tell to a partner.

Diamond Ellie Jelly

Princess Red Dead Sleepy Freehanded Man

Papow PowSow

Pointy Bointy

### Ms. Kim’s group…

We started thinking, learning, and chatting about nonfiction books, we also learned new spelling patterns and rules (very few photos this week…)

Decorating our new “offices”

Sounding out words and spelling them!

All letters are made with a combination of straight lines and curves…apparently certain silly faces can be made with them too!

## Morning Activities…

We started learning a very important survival skill: SEWING! Alphas are learning how to thread a needle and knot it at the end. We practiced some stitching too!