This week, invitations went home for our end of the year celebrations (on June 27th). Turtles and Whales have been practising the songs we will perform for our families. We are excited to see you there! Please keep in mind that space is limited.
This week, the Turtles have been doing more research into dinosaurs! One of our friends made an intricate dino model at home and brought it in to share. Many friends drew dino diagrams in their Wonder books and have been doing scientific research at our dino table.
We went on a scavenger hunt around the school! Ms. Donahue made it very tricky but we worked together to solve the riddles and were rewarded with a prize :)
In the Whales room, we have bee learning about different cultural traditions. We have been listening to drumming circle songs and really enjoying making our own dolls and warriors out of corn husks. Ms. G-P used oral storytelling to teach us the story about the doll without a face. Through this story, we learned about how special and unique we are....just like the dolls we have been making! What a great fine motor task the children have really persevered to complete.
We have also been reviewing phonological awareness with both groups. We are clapping syllables, practising making up rhymes and identifying rhyming words, hearing the beginning sound of words, and blending words together (the teacher says a word broken in half - like cup.....cake - and the children have to tell us the word we've said). We are also going over our letter names and letter sounds. Keep practising these skills over the summer at home! They are the foundation for reading.
Please note, all the items from our Lost and Found post will be moved up to the main Lost and Found in the school. Next time you're at Corpus, please go up to the elevator on the second floor to take a peek and see if anything belongs to your child.
Hard to believe there are only 14 more school days left! Enjoy the weekend.