Sunday, April 28, 2013

Where The Wild Things Are

Last week we read Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are." My little smarties were able to identify the character, setting, main idea, as well as the problem and solution. 

After reading the story, we wrote able what we do when we feel wild. I made a HUGE list as the kids shouted out hilarious things. The kids chose from our class list and then wrote about it. They made these adorable Max faces to go with their writing.
"When I feel wild I...jump on my bed." -Taryn

"When I feel wild I...roll around on the floor." -Vanessa

"When I feel wild I...pretend I am a robot." -Brett

"When I feel wild I...laugh a lot." -Aiesha

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

We Speak For the Trees

 I introduced my smart kiddos to digraphs last week. We've learned "ch" and "sh" so far. Every digraph is an "H Brother" and the kids can't get enough of them! With the help of these silly brothers, my kiddos have been able to read and write more and more words!

This week we've been learning all about our Earth to gear up for Earth Day next Monday. We've been reading "The Lorax" and made these adorable crafts to go with it. We made an anchor chart about different way we can love our Earth and then chose one to write about.

In Language Arts, we've been learning about characters, setting, main idea, problem and solution. When you read a story with your child, take the opportunity to ask them about all of these things and see how smart they are!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Kites & Bunnies

 In the spirit of spring, some of our awesome moms helped us make these adorable spring bunny crafts! It's a bunny hiding in the tall grass. The kids never miss out on the opportunity to get covered in paint!
"My kite is flying over the garden." -Jayselle
March is the perfect time to fly a kite! Before writing about kites, we reviewed the right kind of weather we needed to fly a kite and then we got to watch Miss Clark make a complete fool of herself while attempting to fly a kite for us! Fortunately, Miss Moncada, the Spanish teacher, was outside with her kids and helped Miss Clark get the kite off the ground. It resulted in the kids chanting "Miss Clark! Miss Clark!" I love how encouraging my kids are!
"My kite is flying over school." -Leya
After flying our awesome Spongebob kite, we went back inside and brainstormed some places where our kites could fly. The kids had to complete the sentence frame: "My kits is flying over ______." They chose a place and then drew a picture of their kite. Some of them got really creative and I love how they turned out!

On Friday, we celebrated spring with Bunny Day! The kids made bunny ears that said "Miss Clark's Funny Bunnies." Naturally, I had to force the majority to keep them on at least for our egg hunt because they just looked too cute!

The kids had a blast hunting for eggs around the kindergarten playground. Everyone got two eggs and I'm proud to say no tears were shed! We've really been working on being good friends to each other and I couldn't be more proud of my little funny bunnies for helping their friends find eggs.