This week our Language Arts objectives were:
- to recognize words that rhyme
- identify words in the selection with our letters of the week: ll, m, n, ñ
- discuss how words and pictures go together
- clap rhythms
- put pictures in order of occurrence using: primer, después, luego, finalmente
This week we worked on ways to add. Our objectives were:
- count on to add.
- use number bonds to add in any order.
- write and solve addition sentences.
- recognize and use the following math vocabulary: summer, más, igual a, enunciado de suma, más que
- K: use dice to work on number identification
History & Geography
In social studies this week we continued our unit on Mesopotamia. On Monday the class had fun making clay tablets and practicing their cuneiform writing. We continue to add information to our civilization chart. On Thursday each student made their own version of a ziggurat (pyramid structure with a temple at the top).
Our objectives this week were to
• locate the area known as Mesopotamia on a world map or globe, and identify it as part of Asia
• describe the significance ofgods/ goddesses, ziggurats, temples, and priests in Mesopotamia
• describe the city of Babylon and the Hanging Gardens
• recall the importance of the Tigres and the Euphrates rivers and canals to support farming and the development of the city of Babylon
• describe the significance of leaders to the development of civilization
• identify Mesopotamia as the cradle of civilization
This week we continued our chapter on East African Savannah and its animals. Tuesday we played a food chain game. Students had to think about what happens when an animal is removed from the chain. On Friday we began our next chapter on the temperate deciduous forest.
Our objectives this week were to:
• understand that living things live in habitats to which they are particularly suited
• identify the characteristics of the grassland Habitat
• explain how grassland animal have adopted to the grassland Habitat
• match pacific specific plants and animals to their habitats
• catagorize animals on the bases of the types of food that they eat
• identify the characteristics of the temperate deciduous forest.
This week in spelling the red group worked on g and h sounds, the blue group had the op,og and ot family words, and the green group worked on in, en, and un words. In our journals this week we wrote about our ziggurat and food chains. Our word wall words this week were: his, has, him, her, for, if, go, do, did
Our vocabulary words this week were:
Cuneiform, climate, food chain, caravan, ziggurat.