This week was a fun one. The Turtles and Whales read the story The Mitten. The students are becoming experts about books. The know the job of the author and illustrator and can find the title on a front cover. They are learning to use the pictures as clues to help them understand the story. Some reading detectives noticed Jan Brett was the author AND illustrator of this book - how cool!
We paid really close attention as the book was being read. Afterwards, we used picture cards to put the events from the story in the right order. We are practising our retelling skills. A challenge for our friends - can you retell The Mitten to a family member over the weekend?
The Turtles were really into making things out of cardboard boxes this week. Old tissue boxes became monsters and a giant box is being turned into a robot!
The Whales became interested in ocean life after reading a book about hermit crabs. We did more research on shells and looked closely at Mrs. Casselman's shell collection to see what we noticed. One friend taught us that you can't really hear the ocean in a shell, it's just an echo from the blood in your ear that you hear!
We had such a fun Wednesday morning! Ms. Maya came in a treated us to a musical workshop. We got to sing and dance and use instruments! Thank you for volunteering your time Ms. Maya. We had such a wonderful time and the children were humming the songs for the rest of the day. As soon as the IPAD cooperates, we will try to post pictures.
In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of the Turtles with our 3/4 buddies from this afternoon! Thank you Mrs. Van Schie and class!
PS. Cold season is here! We are running low on tissues. Donations of kleenex boxes would be most appreciated (for both Turtles and Whales)!