It’s hard to believe that the last week of November is here already, and December starts on Friday! We have been pretty busy in KD, and here are some pictures to show some of our work:
Block play continues to be a favourite area. I am really enjoying how we have begun to accessorize our creations.
We began our unit on Patterns by discussing what Attributes are: colour, size, shape, thickness, position… all of these are what we use to describe something. To tell what its attributes are. We have really enjoyed sorting! This week we will begin to think about what we can do with the items we sort. We will talk about patterns, specifically ABAB patterns.
While a big truck might impress some of us, others are enjoying our quiet “reading” corner. We have become “Reading Detectives” in KD. Just like a good detective looks at all of the “facts” and “evidence”, a good “reading detective” looks for words we know, looks at the pictures, looks for words within words, looks at the letters. We do all of this to begin to read our books. This week, we are looking at some of our “Label Books” (guided reading books that are heavy on 1 sight word, and 1 picture), and finding out ways to read them.
In writing, we have been using pictures to tell our story. Our big discussion and work has been around using colour and detail. If our pictures are telling a story, then it’s important that we use just the right colour and just the right detail. I am really impressed with how well we are doing with this. After the break, we will be adding words.
Our big book this week will be “To Town”, we will finish our “Frog Jump” Letters with the Letter M (letters covered so far: F E D P R N M), and we will add the sight word “go” (sight words so far: see, can, and, the, to, do, my, go). We will also be talking about Maps.
Friday will be Crazy Hat/Hair day.
As always, if you need to contact me for anything, please do! E-mail is best, and if you need me to phone, just let me know! Have a great week!