As some kiddos are having "problems" with blending we decided to come back to doing some rhyming and word families reading to encourage and reinforce them.We have also been practising some beginning, middle and ending sounds.
We have also been working in some independent literacy centers:
and we have also been working on one of my favorite reading games where kids have to throw two dice and find the word to read following the coordinates, if they read it right they write their name on the square.
Some 5th graders came to our classrooms in December to teach us about the 5 senses.
The experience was fantastic, it was lovely seeing 10 year olds explaining things to 5 year olds in English.
Can't wait to do more! In a few weeks we will be explaining things about astronauts in english to the 4 graders.
here the 5th grader is working with the kids on a sound memory game
here the kids are guessing the objects by touching them
this is a reflex experiment where the kids have to try to catch the ruler quick.
in this activity the girl is teaching them about braille language and showing them how to write their own names in braille using plasticine.
During this term we will be working on the Space, Astronauts and Planets. Kids are excited and learning millions of things.
My spanish cotutor and I decided to split the project in two main themes: Planets and Astronauts. Kids will be investigating Planets in Spanish and discovering things about astronauts in English.
We started by saying things we knew about the space, things we wanted to know about astronauts and drawing astronauts and the universe. At the end of the project we will draw the universe and the astronauts again to see how the things we have learn help us improve our drawings adding more detail to them.
look at some of our drawings: pretty accurate right?
Things we want to know about astronauts:
Kids brough books, toys, drawings and information about the space to create our project table:
We watched lots of videos to learn about how the astronauts live in the International Space Station and about their Spacesuits.