Welcome to Week 22
This week we had 2 English days and 2 Spanish days. Students practiced writing lowercase and uppercase ‘Qq’. Reminder that letter ‘Q’ in English and Spanish has the letter ‘Uu’ written next to it (qu).
Each day students continue to work diligently on their How to Book. They also continue to practice double checking their work. They look to make sure there is capitalization, sight words spelled correctly, and punctuation marks.
In Math, students revisited 2D shapes this time in English and were also introduced to 3D shapes (rectangular prism, cone, sphere, and cube). We will work on learning what defines a 3D shape.
In Science, students continue to learn about the Solar System. They learned that four giant gas planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) have rings.
In History and Geography, students are learning about the 5 regions of the United States. They are the Northeast, Southwest, West, Southeast, and Midwest. Next week we will take a closer look at the Northeast region (states and capitals).
In International Studies students have begun to learn about Costa Rica. They know that Costa Rica is a small country in Central America. They were fascinated by the amount of volcanoes there are in Costa Rica. Next week we will learn about the wildlife found in Costa Rica.
Pre – K Class
This week has been a good week for your children. I’m going to show you what we did during this week.
In Language Arts Writing/Reading: Students keep reviewing the alphabet every morning. We are focused on all the letters phonetically, we were doing activities with disordered letters. This week we were still focused on all the vowels, uppercase, lowercase, phonetically and grammatically, we were remembering different words that begin with them and also reviewing how to write them upper case and lower case. We were doing activities with different images where the vowels were missing and they had to write them. We were playing to place different cards in their corresponding vowel, we danced and when the music finished we looked fast for our letter and we placed the card that begin with that vowel.
These weeks we read some interactive tales: “El cartero simpatico”, “Jorge el curioso”, “El topo Tito” and “La mariposa”.
In Math: We practiced every day to put the numbers of the month in the correct order on the wall, we did it messily. We also count out loud until number 60. We were counting backwards from 10 to 0. They are still practicing how to write the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. We were reviewing activities in which they have to write the number with a quantity of objects and paint them according to the given number. We were doing simple additions with different objects. We were reviewing placing objects from smaller to larger size and also big, medium and small. We were practicing the previous number and the subsequent number.
In Music: We were singing “Hormiguita”, “Mamama Papapa”, “Las orugas” and “El cocodrilo Dante”.
In Physical Education, we were playing with foam balls, I asked for a simple addition, they have to think and then take as many balls as the result and place them in their buckets. We were doing relay races again, this time with foams balls, they had to picked as many balls as they could doing teamwork until they put them in their buckets.
In Science, we are done with the dinosaurs, next week we will start with plants.
In Geography/History, we reviewed the 5 boroughs of New York City. We were looking for the school and important places on maps.
In Visual Art: we were doing different crafts: we made an open flower, we made a dinosaur, they found their name letters and printed their hands, we painted with acrylic colors.
First Grade Class
Welcome to Week 22. This week students began writing their first book report of the year, they explored yet another body system in science class and began their study on Women’s History Month to name a few things. Let’s dive into Week 22.
Students began their study of Women’s History Month. Using technology, they were able to learn fun facts about Frida Kahlo. This entire month of March during International Studies class, students will be learning about many historic women.
Students continued their study of the Northeastern region of the United States. Students decided to work in pairs to complete word searches for Delaware and Maryland. Students will continue learning about the Northwestern region in the upcoming weeks.
Students worked on creating mini stories using two strong Spanish vocabulary words they feel a close connection with. This writing exercise helped them with the book report writing they have begun to explore.
In Mathematics, they traced, identified and quantified numbers in multiple ways with Dr. Seuss characters. In addition, the children traced and identified the shapes we have learned about in class. They also colored the birds más cerca (closer) to the hippo and matched the same Dr. Seuss characters together. Lastly, the children colored the cocodrilo (crocodile) that were in the misma posición (same position) as the model.
In Reading and Writing, the children practiced levantado (vertical), dormido (horizontal), inclinado (inclined), tipi (combined inclined lines), ondulad (wave strokes) with Dr. Seuss characters. They also completed teacher directed drawings of an erizo (hedge hog) and a mariquita (ladybug). Lastly, they traced Uu and circled words that contain u like: pulpo (octopus), baúl (chest) and uvas (grapes).
In Social Studies, our theme was Dr. Seuss and complete their globos aeroestáticos (hot air balloons) did so as well. The children made Gato Ensombrerado (Cat in the Hat) and completed his hat by completing the AB pattern alternating rojo (red) and blanco (white). They also made pez rojo (red fish), pez azul (blue fish) two different ways, huevos verdes en un sarten (green eggs in a pan), practiced their coloring skills on the Cat in the Hat and practiced their cutting skills on Cosa1 y Cosa 2 (Thing1 and Thing2). Lastly, the children listened to the stories: Ve Perro Ve (Go Dog Go), Huevos Verdes con Jamón (Green Eggs and Ham), Gato Ensombrerado (Cat in the Hat) and Un Pez Dos Peces Pez Rojo Pez Azul (Red Fish Blue Fish One Fish Two Fish).
Koalas had another week filled of learning and fun activities. During this week our Koalas were learning about wild animals. The students enjoyed learning about some of these kinds of animals and some of their traits such as stripes, mane and spots that make them unique. Koalas also worked on their cutting skills as they were preparing their own materials for some of the activities.
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