The children were introduced to a graphic organizer today. They used this to identify their favorite animal and then tell why it was their favorite. We are learning the word "because" to help us connect our opinion to our reasons.
*Number writing practice, April calendars
*3D shape review (feely cans) - can you find the shape that....
*Bottle cap collection counting - we added some of our new caps to the old and put the information on our math chart in our math workbooks
*Read to self - many read with Mrs. W. Roy
*Final sound in words - children identify what sound they hear at the end (pictured) and record it
*Spring flower art work
Music and P.E.
Share - Declan
The children were asked to listen to the story, "The Three Billy Goats Gruff", and to find their favorite part to write about. They were asked to write, "My favorite part was when....". This work is part of our introduction to writing your opinion.
The children were charged with 2 motion challenges. One was to start a ball moving in a straight direction to try and hit a bottle. They were encouraged to use things in the classroom to help them achieve this goal (blocks, cardboard, etc.) and to work as a team. The 2nd challenge was to start a car moving from a starting line across a finish line and to see what you could do to make it go faster (i.e. ramps). The children recorded their results in their science notebooks.
We practiced looking at word patterns in our just right books and talked about how using the pattern, the picture on the page and the first sound in the new words can help you solve a tricky word!
*Penmanship practice for the letter Bb and a page for our alphabet book.
*Introduction to new just right books
Special - Art Studio
The children are beginning a new genre of writing this month - opinion writing and persuasive writing. Today they wrote about their favorite character in a book that we read, "Pigs Make Me Sneeze!". Tomorrow they will add why it is their favorite!
*adding numbers to our number charts
*playing the "Frog Hop" game. Children use an operation die (+ or -) and a number die to move a game piece along a number line.
*Scholastic News - "A Little Chick Hatches"
*Fact or Opinion -children had to choose whether statements given were a fact or opinion.
*Read to Self (just right books)
"And Then It is Spring"
Special - P.E. and Music