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 Seattle, Washington!! I have a friend who teaches Kindergarten there, and we have been collaborating on ways to connect our classes. We found where Seattle is on the map, looked at pictures and videos, and talked a lot about the weather and the differences in their community. We also used Google Maps to explore what their community looks like.
We wrote our buddies a note to introduce ourselves and ask them question. 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!
Looking forward to see you all at conferences!