AUG 29 – SEPT 9
What is a letter?
IS , MY, RED
Open Shut Them
Jack Be Nimble
Pre-K 4 class are still getting to know each other better. Through the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty, students accomplished a lot in all areas of development.
Each day, we read and listened to a different version of Humpty Dumpty.
- Counts to 10
- Days of week
- Months of the year
- Segments sentences into words
- Understand that words are made of letters
- Identifies uppercase letter characteristics
Points to name in print
Identifies author & illustrator
Holds and uses writing materials appropriately
Recognising my first name: Pre K 4 class has been very good at recognising their own name. Many of them have even been able to recognise their friends’name.
Kids have been able to sort the names out by the letter they start up with (with the beginning sounds too!)
Concepts of Print: Title, author
Concepts of print are very important as ‘ They are the basic understanding of reading.’
McKenna & Stahl, 2009
Small group Literacy:
Visual discrimination: Is it O or S?
|Emilie is asking what to do as she is done with her work|
So tricky to open those clothespins, right?
|Aarna,Valentin, Adji and Nur matching up letters with clothespins|
|Emilie, Sayane and Bastian are sticking and colouring their 3 or 4 sequence image stories! But before|
they had to tell me about the stories. Ask them to tell you about the nursery rhyme!
Vocabulary: wall, king, horse, castle, men
Language development: Length of sentences / classifying.
We built a wall for Humpty Dumpty with blocks. Children used the flannel to retell the story.
One to one correspondence
We read the story of Bear Count that you could find below.
Students accompanied the Bear in his adventure and counted up to five. This was an easy task, of course! Our focus remained on the one to one correspondence and recognising the written form of numbers.
|Counting with Pom poms|
Positional word: ON
The Humpty Dumpty Nursery rhyme was the classroom stimulus to work the positional word ON.
Vocabulary: How many? Tell, show, put, place, touch, count.
Math activities and manipulatives:
Kids also learned about shapes ( focus on the circle) and the colour red.
Introduction to the Science center
Students were introduced to the Science center and to the different kinds of activities they could do during their Free choice periods.
-Why did you choose that…?
-Why are you…?
-What are you trying to find out?
-What can this help you do?
Vocabulary: Think, wonder, observe, watch, discover, find, glow, change…
EGG DROP EXPERIMENT.
Children were to predict whether boiled eggs will crack when dropped in bags filled with different items.
Many of them have been able to predict well!
|Will the eggs crack if we use... cotton balls? Beans? Tissue? and how about rocks?|
Pre-K 4 class had fun here! They were provided with stick horses, knight shields, and block bricks as props for Children to act out the rhyme.
SHOW AND TELL:
Bastian talking about his I-pod and how to use it to play music!
Emilie talking about her house and shared shells ( that she brought from France) with the rest of the class.
ART (FINE MOTOR):
Children tore white paper and glue to construction paper to create a broken Humpty Dumpty. We loved sticking the bandages to fix him.
And now let's fix it!
PE: Walking, throwing and running
LIBRARY: To grow our kids' international mindedness and to sensitise them on why do Malian people celebrate Tabaski, Mr Souleymane has read beautiful stories about Tabaski or Eid Mubarak. Below is another story we listened to in class.
Happy Tabaski Break and see you on Wednesday!