We read a great humorous fiction piece this week: Ginger. This is a story about Ginger the cat, who has a very comfortable life with a little girl. Then, without warning, he finds that he must share his home with a new kitten. When the kitten pushes Ginger too far, he takes a drastic step. In the end they became friends. This was a great story about new things, being unsure, and changing our minds once we give things a chance.
- Oral blending
- print and book awareness using ellipses, high-frequency words, question marks, word length, and capital letters
- synonyms and antonyms (seco-dry/ mojado-wet, encontró-found / perdió-lost)
- making lists ( we made great lists in order to complete our scarecrow/ espantapajaros glyphs)
- listening for details
Our high-frequency words of the week were: mayor/greater, que/than,that, uno/one, dos/two, and tres/three. Our letter studies for the week were Q, R, Ba and Da.
In our interactive math journals this week we worked on comparing groups of objects using greater than/less than symbols and sentences. 9 > 5 nueve es más que cinco y cinco es menos que nueve.
Social Studies & Science
The kindergarteners made terrific little clay turkeys this week. We looked at some famous sculptures, including Native American totem poles, the Statue of Liberty, and Little Dancer by Degas. The students learned how to use airdry clay to form the head, body, and feathers of a turkey. When the sculptures are dry, the kindergarteners will paint them and bring them home before Thanksgiving. The kinders also had time to make cute crayon drawings of turkeys, so we could compare drawings to sculpture.