This week we really dug into the writing process. How does this work in kindergarten? Descriptive
writing describes people, animals, actions, places, things, ideas, objects, events, and so on. Descriptive writing can teach us about an unfamiliar or new topic. As a class we looked at a picture and listed all the people, animals, colors, and actions. This was our picture description.
We also talked a lot about the different types of sentences we use and read. We brainstormed and the class came up with a great list of the three types of sentences. We paid special attention to the punctuation used for each one.
We continued our measurement unit by incorporating estimation and lines of comparison. Here are a few great pictures showing a couple activities we did this week.
Social Studies & Science
In Kindergarten art we started a “Windy Day Kite Picture.” We looked at 2 landscape paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, especially the curving, swirling lines in the skies that suggest windy weather. The students used tempera paint to practice painting swirly, curvy lines for the sky. Then they added a green field. This will be the background for their picture, and next week the students will add their person flying a kite. These “Windy Day” paintings will be as fun as their “Rainy Day” pictures, which I’ll return next week.