This month, we started doing literacy centers. Every day, students rotate between a variety of centers including guided reading with either Ms. Darrell or I or a language group with Ms. Rebecca. This gives more small group time with students to work on reading skills or language skills. Here are some photos of literacy centers--
|Poetry/ Big Book Center - students work in groups to read poems or big books|
|Listening Center - students listen to a books on CDs and then draw/write a response|
|Computer centers - students work on starfall.com or kidsa-z.com|
|Alphabet Center - students work a variety of alphabet materials|
In reading, students are continuing to read their just right books (books on their level) and learning different strategies such as reading with a smooth voice and figuring out unknown words using both the picture and the first letter of the word.
In writing, we started our oral storytelling unit. This is an exciting unit because students will practice telling stories from their own lives and they will be recorded on video. Thanks to the families who sent photos of their child playing in the snow and family photos on their homework because we used those photos to draw ideas for storytelling.
In math, we started another sorting unit. We are working on thinking of new ways to sort.
|E.C sorted these buttons by number of holes|
|E.C kneads the dough|
|C.L kneads the dough|
|A.W plays with the play dough|