This last week we learned about the importance of our family and our roles and responsibilities within our family. We also learned about how families can be different sizes and do different things.
One of the books we read was “My Wild Sister and Me” and drew a picture that illustrated the things we like to do with members in our family. We compared our activities with the boy and his sister playing dress up and make believe.
For partner reading students read emergent reader books about different members of the family. Then they learned how to take turns reading and reading to their partner.
For math we created a class graph of how many students in the class have brothers, sisters, both brothers and sisters, or no siblings. We talked about we compared which group had the most and which group had the least. Then we created our own family trees with the number of apples that matched how many people were in our immediate family.
Thursday as part of our family unit we read the book My Wild Sister and Me, and we talked about how the boy and his sister liked to dress up and pretend to be animals. Then we discussed about what we like to do with our family and then illustrated pictures about it. I dictated what they said verbally in their stories.
For math we made a class graph that illustrated who had only brothers, only sisters, both brothers and sisters, or no brothers or sisters in their family. We compared the numbers and discussed which category had the most and which category has the least. These activities and more can be found here.
Finally as a treat we had one of our students parents come in to the class to read a book about a special family.
Last week was our unit on families; how our families roles and responsibilities are different, and activities that families do.
We started off by reading an informational text called What Makes a Family. For math we made a family tree, gluing apples on our tree that match the number of people who are in our immediate family.
For writing we’ve been learning how to draw circles and sticks and how to be illustrators. We drew our family portrait that matched the same number of family members on our family tree. The activities can be found here.
This week we began our unit on families. First we read a poem about families on the smart board and decorated them for their poetry journals.
Later on in the day we discussed how families are important and the things that they do together. Then we read the story “Gone Fishing” which is a story about a boy going fishing with his dad.
Then we made connections with the story and talked about things we like to do with our family. Finally we wrote and illustrated those things that we like to do.
As we finish up our unit on friends and familyWe read the book “I Love it When You Smile” by Sam McBratney. We filled out a thinking map writing about elements of a story.
Then students were given their own individual pictures of the problem and solution. We decorated our pictures, matched them to the problem and solution. As we matched them we retold the story through problem and solution.
We then made a connection with the story as we talked about how our mom’s take care of us just like Roo’s mom helped make him feel better when he was grumpy. Then we wrote about our mom’s with our sight words and we made construction paper mom’s.
Today in Kindergarten we learned the letter Tt and the sound /t/. Also last week we learned about different types of texts and how fiction stories aren’t the only things we read. As part of our theme “Friends and Family” we talked about different activities we do with our family and how sometimes we cook with our families. We read a recipe on how to make Tortillas for the letter Tt.
We then took our recipe and made tortillas with our family and to celebrate learning the letter Tt! Students got to help with the ingredients, mixing the dough, rolling the dough, and patting the dough out into the mini tortillas. We read each step and followed them step by step.
Then after the tortillas were cooked we got to enjoy our mini tortillas with meat, tomatoes, and cheese! Thank you to all the parents that showed support by help out in the classroom or by providing the food!