We some students watched this ABC video and really liked it. They asked that I put it on the website to show you and watch at home!
Please click HERE It should bring you to a google document. When you get in the document, you can save it (download) as a PDF. You can then view, rotate counter clockwise to get a better view.***
I wanted to try something new. I am working on more technology integration and I found this app in which you can record your voice and your writing. Let me know what you think either via comments on this blog, email, or in their folders! I am interested to see!
Our theme this week was Easter/Spring. We talked about what it means to be spring, what we see in the spring, and that even though it is spring, it doesn't feel like it, yet.
We continue to write in our journals. We are getting better and the concept of picture on the top, pencil words on the bottom and trying to sound out the initial sound. They are getting better at "reading me" their writing as well.
Monday, students filled out information on what they see, hear, play, and like about spring. They drew a picture and helped us spell it by telling us the initial sound we needed to write.
Students illustrated an egg book. They read the color words by looking at the initial sound and comparing it to what they know and/or the color word posters on the wall. They did really well with this. They are doing great with this concept. Have them read you their book!
Students also made an egg book with positional words. The put the egg on some grass, over a carrot, in a basket, next to a bunny, and under a cloud. They did great with these books as well! Have them read you this one as well! Make sure they are using that reading finger!
Students worked on their shape names, concepts, and shape recognition. They made garden rabbits completely from shapes. They had oval bodies, circle heads, oval ears, oval feet, half circle pants, rectangle straps to their pants, a triangle nose, and circle eyes. They turned out cute! They can be seen hanging in our hallways!
Students continue to practice staying quiet when a teacher is talking, in the hallway, and when we are in line. We are also working on keeping our hands to our selves and making sure the classroom is a safe place. As we continue to practice this, please reinforce at home. These are critical elementary/kindergarten skills I truly hope to send them to school with next year!
As always, photos available by email at your request. Additional photos are available for viewing on the website: http://mrsgloudemans.wix.com/stedward4k
Theme: SPRING BREAK! Pets when we return
Letter: Yy (when we return)
AM Snack: Frenkel Family
PM Snack: Nobody signed up at this time, but we do have extras donated by a family if nobody signs up.