What a fun day we had yesterday! We battled through the Singapore heat to run, pull, balance, throw, and jump at our Elementary School Sports Day. Thanks to our organizers Mr. Nathan and Mr. Dino and to everyone who came out to support us!
Here are our reflections on sports day about what we remember most or what our favourite part was:
This week's Star Name was Denzil. The first thing we noticed about his name were the connections to some of our other names. Denzil has the 'e' like Lea and Emma and the "l" like Lea. His name also starts with the same sound as 'Daniel'! During the week we practiced writing the letters in Denzil with our fingers in the air, sand, different textures and materials, and pencils in our Word Study notebooks. Check out our Star Name documentation below to see some of the other things we investigated.
Today our friend Wilma finally joined us in K1AC and we couldn't be more excited! She participated enthusiastically and confidently in all of our activities, making friends with the other children and getting to know our classroom.
Thanks for being such a kind and fun friend today Wilma! We are so happy to have you in K1AC! See you tomorrow!
Last week with Mrs. A, we went around the outside of the school collecting sticks and stones to use for comparing, sorting, and measuring. When we were finished we decided to use the natural materials to write our names! What fun we had thinking of the different ways we could use the sticks and stones to form the shapes of the letters in our names! Take a look at what a good job we did! Can you read our names?
Last week's Star Name was Lea! As usual, we asked our Star questions about herself and investigated the letters and sounds in her name. Very quickly we discovered that "Lea" has some of the same letters and sounds as "Emma", our Star Name from the week before. This gave us a good opportunity to review our learning from last week and "go deeper" with our thinking about the letters and sounds.
Over the week, we practiced our handwriting by making sand letters in our Sand Tracing Books, adding materials to form the letters in our class materials alphabet, tracing letters in the air and on each others' backs, and writing the letters of Lea's name in our Word Study books. We learned some actions to represent the letters and watched some fun Sesame Street podcasts which taught us more about the letters L, E, and A.
We've been practicing retelling stories and counting back from five with one of our favourite songs: "No More Monkeys"!
If you want to listen to Asheba's fun reggae version of this song that's in our video,click here.