Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dance and Personal Stories

This month, students have been reading, writing and learning about personal stories.Students have been thinking about things they do in their own lives and writing about it. Stories have ranged from going to school, going to the playground to going to the library, to the BJs, Target and to Atlanta!
Here are some snippets--

This month, we have had the pleasure of a visit from two different dance companies. The first was Ajna Dance. They performed a Bollywood dance for the school as well as teaching the students a couple of moves--

Today, the Caren Calder dance company came and taught us about West African dance and music!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March Updates

We recently finished our oral storytelling unit! I am currently working on recording every students' stories onto a DVD for them to bring home! Look for it in their folders at the end of the week.

This week, students have been using post its to put onto a part in their books to share with their partner. We have been working on comprehension such as how a part makes them feel, talking more about what's happening in the story and what they are thinking about.
A.C places a post it in her book
J.L shares with L.W
In writing, we started our personal story unit, where students will be writing about their own lives.

Last Friday, Ms. Monika worked with our class on mixing primary colors. The students had a lot of fun experimenting with colors and creating art with them.