We read a great short story, El lobo y su sombra, about a wolf who sees how big his shadow is and decides he’s the biggest animal out there. This provided the class a wonderful opportunity to discuss why and when our shadows changes size and shape. We illustrated and wrote (dictated) about this in class.
Students were put into reading groups last week and worked well within their groups this week. We are still working on ‘following along’ while listening to someone else read.
In our short week we were able to focus on the letters: ñ, x and w . We also worked with the high-frequency words: él (he), de (of, from), and del (of the, from the)
We worked on number and number word identification. Students matched tens frames to groups of objects to written numbers. Students also worked on using data to construct graphs. We had a taste-testing of three different kinds of apples. Students then chose their favorites, recorded this, and then went around to collect the data from their classmates. (This was great practice with their tallies.) They then used this data to create a bar graph.
Social Studies & Science
This week the kindergarteners painted their Fence Post portraits for the picket fence, which Sarah is planning for the garden at school. I had the pattern drawn on the wood for the children, and then they painted the face and the clothing. We had lots of help from the 4th and 5th graders, Sarah, and Stacy (Alora’s mom). The kindergarteners did a great job!