What a busy week we had! We have been enjoying singing our ABCʼs, playing fun games like alfabola, and our Letra, Letra song. Each day we sing this song, review the previously learned letter names/sounds and then find out what the new letter of the day is. We are focusing on correct letter sounds and correct letter formation. (Breaking habits of incorrect letter formation is a focus now, as we will be writing a lot this year.)
We worked more with rhyming words this week. Your children did a fabulous job singing and acting out Que llueva.
Que llueva, que llueva
el burro está en la cueva
los pajaritos saltan
las nubes se levantan
que si, que no, que caiga un chaparron
que si, que no ,que caiga un chaparron
I sang similar versions and everyone did a fantastic job filling in rhyming words! Rhyming is fun but also leads to connections between words and their spelling.
This week we also read and sang El burrito enfermo. This is a great song for the students to act out while introducing body and clothing vocabulary.
Another new song from this week:
We introduced math boxes this week. This is a way for students to work on their number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and counting skills. We used our math boxes and fives frames to create groups of objects. We worked on identifying numbers, forming groups, filling out a five and tens frame correctly, matching up groups, and writing numbers correctly (top down).
In our daily morning work students write their name, the day of the week, and the number for the day of school. They then have quite a few options for other ways to work with this number of the day. (Allowing flexibility for different arrival times or working speed.) Students use the number of the day (we keep track of the number of days we have been in school) and then fill out 10ʼs-frames. Students pull counters out of their pouch to represent the number in concrete form.
This week in Art the kindergarteners looked at some examples of abstract art, and they learned that some artists use shape and color to make pictures that do not look like something we recognize. We also discussed different kinds of line, and the students used a variety of lines (straight, curvy, zigzag, spiral) to create colorful paper sculptures. It was fun watching each student design their own abstract art!