In literacy this week we reviewed our Jolly Phonics sounds, journaled about our weekends, continued talking about weather and signs of Spring, and did centers. To learn about signs of Spring, the students paired off and went outside to identify what they saw as signs of Spring. They took pictures on the ipads and made beautiful collages out of them! We then made a list of what we saw and why that means Spring is here. They then wrote about what they saw. Our centers this week were a continuation of last week's. I also met with the students one on one during this time to read with them and see the growth they have been making! So exciting to see :)
The best part of our week was hands down our "surprise boxes". You may have heard your student talking about this. The district has ordered all kindergarten classes brand new toys and materials and they are being delivered almost daily. We are starting our day off by opening the boxes and getting to play with whatever is inside. It has been SO fun! We have gotten wooden blocks, a ramp kit, costumes, and a sand sifter. This has been a great opportunity to practice our collaboration and creativity skills.
Last but not least, Friday we played outside, Alistair's dad was our mystery reader, we read in a tent (a prop for the music concert), and we saw the awesome 4th grade music concert! It was the perfect Friday.
Next week we will be doing our weather reporting center. The students will be writing the reports, drawing the backgrounds, and working together to be the reporters. I can't wait to see what they do!