Sorry everyone that there has been a lack of updates, my student teacher had been taking over the responsibilities for much of the winter / early spring.
This week we’ve had our unit on beach and ocean animals. We started off the week by reading an emergent reader book called At the Beach. We labeled a web thinking map that identified the main idea and details of the story.
For writing students used the ideas from the web thinking map, as well ideas of their own, and wrote about what they would like to do at the beach.
For math students took various 2 dimensional shapes and created their own sandcastles. They then graphed the number of each shapes they used for their sandcastles.
As we finished up our Thanksgiving activities last week, we read some more books about the first Thanksgiving and learned more about Native Americans and Pilgrims. For math we’ve been learning about 2D and 3D shapes, and how to make bigger shapes from smaller shapes. We made Native Americans designs from pattern block shapes.
During poetry time, we read the poem Five Little Turkeys using retelling cards and turkey pictures. Then students filled in missing words using number word sight word knowledge. The Five Little Turkeys book and cards came from Kindergarten Fever’s TpT.
This week both Kindergarten and 1st grade began their Geometry units this week. 1st Grade is reviewing plane shapes and how to manipulate plane shapes to make other shapes. Kindergarten is learning names of different plane shapes and their attributes.
The whole class was divided into teams of 3 and went on a scavenger hunt looking for things in the classroom that represented plane shapes. Then they constructed a four corner map showing the items they found.
For math workshop students sorted shapes and picked shapes based on their number of sides in a Geometry Tic-Tac-Toe game.