Yesterday was Fritz’s first day of Calvert Kindergarten. The first lesson lasted about an hour which was the perfect length for him. He had a lot of fun and was very excited to finally be a kindergartener for real.
Before we got started I had him show me just how excited he was to be in kindergarten.
I gave him various objects (Legos, Duplos, utensils, and connecting cubes) and had him sort them based on different characteristics (uses, sizes, types, etc.).
I introduced him to his first real “textbook” (workbook, really), Calvert Math. He was very happy to now have things like his big siblings.
We talked about the first three pages and did some oral classifying and organizing exercises using them.
He took his first ever Math Checkpoint (basically a daily quiz).
We talked about what school is and different types of schools. He told me his news (that he got two new pencils). He went through his new school supplies.
I read Goldilocks and the Three Bears to him and we talked about. He has a lot more comprehension questions to answer in kindergarten than he had in preschool. He wrote his name (he knew the first letter was F and just needed me to give him the rest of the letters one by one, but he knew how to write them). He drew a picture of himself at the Three Bears’ house.
We sang the ABC song and we went over the letter Aa. He did two pages in his Practice book, one on A and one on a.
We learned The Three Little Kittens complete with motions. Here he is doing the motion for the line “And they began to cry.”
He practiced cutting corners properly by turning the paper at each corner.
We talked about different ways to make things go. He demonstrated several ways of making himself go including dancing, running, spinning, and hopping.
He made other things go by using air and blowing on them.
He made things go by pushing them, too.
The last thing he did was his Reading Checkpoint. He was definitely completely tickled to have little on-line quizzes like Ani and Cameron do. Definitely an excellent start to Fritz’s kindergarten year!