PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

K001-Week of 3/21/17

Reminder: Puppetworks Field Trip: Thursday, March 23rd

Technology and Digital Citizenship with Xposure

Our kindergarten students have been participating in a “hands-on” technology learning experience with Xposure. Students have been learning the 9 (nine) Key P’s that are essential to being a “Digital Citizen”. They also worked in small groups and learned how to create a presentation together on an Ipad, using writing, photographs, digital images from the web, and recording their voices.

Ask your child about the 9 Key P’s:
Password, photos, permission, personal information, privacy, personal brand, protection, property and professionalism.

Note – Your child has these on a key ring that they will be bringing home today. Talk with your child about being a “Digital Citizen.


Kindergartners have been hard at work. What we have been up to … 

Last week, we continued to work on our How-To books in writing.  We looked at different ways to order our pages.  We learned that we can use page numbers and transitional words such as first, next, then and last.  We also discussed how to draw only the very important parts in the pictures.  We will finish up our procedural writing unit this week by making covers for our books and sharing them with the other Kindergarten class on Friday.

In math we have begun a new unit focusing on story problems.  Students are exploring the operations of addition and subtraction as they act out, model and solve story problems. Kindergartners are learning and sharing different strategies to solve problems and record their work on paper.  See the example of a story problem below.

 Example: Ms. Rita was cleaning up after choice time.  She found 5 Lego pieces on the floor.  She  found 6 Lego pieces on the table.  How many Lego pieces did she find?

Students were able to use different strategies to solve the problem and then show their thinking on the paper.  Some students used their fingers and counted all.  Some students started at one number and counted on.  Some other students used their knowledge of 5+5 to help them figure out 5+6.  We are learning that there are lots of ways to think about and solve math problems and record their work on paper.

Word Wall: Our word wall continues to grow as we learn more and more “sight words.”  Remember these are words that students should recognize by sight.  They should not have to sound them out.  Kindergartners should be able to read and write these words:  

and, are, can, do, is, it, like, look, play,  my, me, see, she, to, the, was, we, you

 ======  Choice Time Fun ===

Block Building


Choice Time Fun – (Dramatic Play)