This week in literacy we learned l, f, and b in Jolly Phonics and Handwriting.
We started talking about community this week and ones we belong to. We talked about our community of Highland Park. We looked at where we live on a map and talked about how we live near Chicago, in the state of Illinois, and in the US. The students LOVED looking at a map and finding other states and cities they have visited.
We then talked all about our new buddy class that lives in Miami, Florida!! I have a friend who teaches Kindergarten there, and we have been collaborating on ways to connect our classes. We found where Miami is on the map, looked at pictures and videos, and talked a lot about the weather and the differences in their community.
Our buddy class wrote us a little note and we wrote them one back! We are using our favorite places pictures (thanks for sending those in) to make a virtual book to teach them about our community.
I am so excited about this project :)
I was so impressed with how well they did with this!
*side note, one of the Thanksgiving books we read talked about the wish bone, and the students were fascinated by it! So you may have kids wanting to pull the wish bone on Thursday ;)
Looking forward to see you all at conferences!