We read all about the animals of the Ocean. The book we read was very detailed and provided lots of descriptive adjectives. We plan to use these same adjectives to describe our own beach/ocean pictures. We received 3 of these student pictures this week. We are hoping to have every child bring in their own beach/ocean picture for our special writing project.
Your children are doing an amazing job forming and writing their own sentences. We welcomed Ben back from a month in Argentina and his Spanish has motivated the other students to use even more Spanish! They have decided they will reach 3000 tallies before the end of the school year and at the current rate they’ll do it!
We have been learning all about plane shapes by searching our room and surroundings. Students are easily able to identify how many sides each shape has, as these are defining characteristics. Next week we will talk about how many vertices each shape has and how that number correlates to the number of sides.
We have continued to incorporate coin identification and value into our daily morning routine. The students are doing a great job showing the daily number in coins, in multiple ways.
Social Studies & Science
We read the great book: Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the courage to be who you are. Our new saying, we picked up from this book, is: When you treat others with love and kindness, you are doing the right thing.
Since we talked about Van Gogh’s “Irises” painting last week, I brought in some real iris flowers for the students to observe. We discussed the lines and shapes and colors in these flowers. The students made crayon drawings of one blossom and added color with watercolor paint. We also had time to make a quick Mothers Day card.
Using several languages, we introduced the concept of a two-group round with Frére Jacques/Are You Sleeping/Fray Felipe. We also learned a new song with movements: María Isabel.