Welcome to week 25
This week we reviewed our letter sounds and sight words in English and Spanish. We went over words that have –ing and -ed endings. In Spanish, students learned how to write letter ñ and ll.
In Math, students continue to learn about 3D-shapes. We will explore this unit again later in Spanish.
In Science, students continued to learned about moon phases (Full Moon, Waxing Gibbous, First Quarter, Waxing Crescent, New Moon, Waning Crescent, and Third Quarter)
In History and Geography, students learned about the states in the Midwest. They learned that the Midwest region is called America’s Heartland.
In International Studies, students enjoyed making their maracas and learning how to dance Joropo (traditional Venezuelan dance). When we come back from break we will explore Nicaragua’s geography and culture.
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. We were still focused on all the vowels, uppercase, lowercase, phonetically and grammatically. We were reading and writing vowel groups. We have started doing activities in which they have to write the missing vowels.
This week we read some interactive tales: “El Grúfalo”, “Rumpelstinki” and “Jorge y el dragón”.
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. We learned how to write number 9. They are still practicing how to write the numbers 0 to 8. We were placing different amounts of cubes depending on the number that it was on the table. We were doing simple additions counting objects. We learned about how to split different geometric figures into two equal halves.
In Music: We were singing and dancing “El baile del chipi chipi”, “Vamos a contar mentiras”, “Cuando a la selva fuí”, “Bailando” and “Cuando la iguana baila”.
In Physical Education, we were doing some obstacles races were they had to get into small spaces. We were paying not to fall off the boat, moving the “boat” so they have to stay in there, it is a way to improve their balance. We played “Al escondite inglés”, “hide and seek”, different catch games and we were moving and running imitating dinosaurs.
In Science, we were reviewing the plants.
In Geography/History, we learned about the different places and public buildings in a city.
In Visual Art: we were doing different crafts: we made a bee, a easter bunny with dots, we painted easter eggs for the wall, we cut and glued a daisy and the Wizard of Oz characters.
In Mathematics, they traced, identified and quantified numbers in multiple ways with Spring theme. In addition, the children traced, colored and identified the shapes we have learned about in class using this week’s theme as well. They also observed, compared and circled the differences between two gato (cat) images. In addition, they colored the disparates (odd things) in the image ( flying fish, milk jars in the tree, crocodile sitting in the tree). Furthermore, the children helped the character get to the tray with más magdalenas/bizcochitos/pastelitos (more cupcakes). They also circled the herramienta más corto (shorter tool) in each set. Lastly, the children colored the abejas (bees) debajo (underneath) the colmena (hive).
In Reading and Writing, the children practiced levantado (vertical), dormido (horizontal), inclinado (inclined), tipi (combined inclined lines), ondulado (wave strokes) with Spring theme. They also used ondulado strokes to help the mariquita (lady bug) and caracol (snail) eat lechuga (lettuce). In addition, the children identified then colored the words that contained u (urraca, humo, burro) and crossed out those that contained i (iglesia, ardilla). They also practiced cruce strokes (combined horizontal and vertical stroke like a t or x) with vehicle images. Furthermore, the children traced the letter i in the edificio (building). Lastly, they completed teacher directed drawings of amigos (friends) and a mariposa (butterfly).
In Social Studies, our theme was Spring. The children made a jardín (garden) with flores (flowers), mariquita (lady bug), rana (frog), paraguas/ sombrilla (umbrella) and sembraron/plataron semillas (planted seeds) in Maryel’s jardín (garden).
Koalas welcomed spring and had another week filled with learning and fun activities. During this week the students were reviewing spring vocabulary while they were creating their projects. Koalas started the week by making flowers using some of their favorite colors and their hands. The children also practiced their fine motor skills while making dots to recreate a cherry blossom tree. They also worked on placing sticker dots inside of a butterfly and flower pattern. During their free time in the playground the students were observing some of the birds between the buildings and created their own birds on nest for the classroom.
Vocabulary of the week:
First Grade Class
Welcome to Week 25. As students prepared for their upcoming spring break, they made sure to savor every moment they got to spend with each other this week. With lots of love and learning, they had an enriching week. Let’s dive into Week 25.
This week in Math/EMAT, students worked on numbers to 1000. Students also worked on using coins and dollar bills to count 100s, 10s, and 1s. We even got to play “market” where students had to buy or sell certain items and then make change for themselves. Students also worked on division. It is so joyous to see our first graders developing great mathematical skills.
Students finished their “Make Way for Ducklings” book report this week. Together, they created a conclusion paragraph. We are all excited to begin our proofreading process soon.
This week, students finished their study on the USA and its 5 regions. Studies wrapped up this unit of study examining states like Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York which are all in the Northeastern region.
This week, students practiced more with singular and plural nouns. Students were also to distinguish between diminutivos (diminutives) y aumentativos (augmentatives). It has really helped strengthen student’s confidence in this second language as they review familiar concepts and apply them to new developing skills.
This week, students welcomed the season of Spring by making their own finger painted flower pots.
Students enjoyed of the delightful weather this week by having recess and physical education fitness fun in the patio. Spring is here.