The students have been journaling every week. They are now able to add descriptive details to recount their weekend adventures. Over the past two weeks, we have been studying fairy tales, trying to identify and understand the important elements of the stories. These discussions motivated them to create their own fictional stories. Each student selected characters, described the setting and developed a problem and solution for their tale. As the children improve, they will draft, revise, edit, and publish. They proudly shared these first stories during circle time.
Have a great weekend.
-Chapter 9 (continued) Comparing the height and length of more than two items
-Using the terms longest, shortest
-Comparing the length of objects with a starting line
-Using different items to measure (ie. cubes and paper clips)
-Introducing a standard measurement unit using a ruler (inches)
-Partnering to measure materials in the classroom
-Assessing their understanding of height and length
-Collaborating with a partner to determine key elements of their chosen book. This book study includes
characters, setting, problem and solution. Each team presented their story outline at our circle meeting. Next week, each group will read their book to the class.
-Discussing the similarities of Prince Cinders by Babette Cole with the classic fairy tale of Cinderella.
-Sharing their first fictional story with the class.
-Adding details to their fictional stories.
-Writing workshop- Choices to write a poem, fictional story, journal writing, or "how to.."
-Working on the doubling rule when adding suffixes (ing, er and est)
-Practicing sight words any, say, was, could, there
-Stretching sentence to add more details.
-Studying places, people and activities within our community
-Using the directions right, left, up and down to read a map
-Introducing cardinal directions for mapping skills (north, south, west and east)