Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year... New News!

ADLP movie from Lisa Bergin on Vimeo.

We are back with so much to catch up on! I apologize for the lack of recent pictures, but hope you enjoy the video and pod guide from our Avenida de la Playa study. To access the pod guide please click on the link below:

This week for word work we focused on the –at family. We had a shared reading of the book “Pat the Bat” and the children followed up the reading with their own copies that they could use to search for and high-light all of the –at words. We also brainstormed –at words and came up with 18! During job times the children played Roll & Write, practiced writing –at words and built word puzzles.
In math the children worked on writing their numbers to thirty, addition and subtraction problems to 20, and solving word problems that included multiple step addition and subtraction problems as well as fractions.
During Writers’ Workshop we worked on our new years resolutions using Snail Speak. Snail Speak is a fun way of stretching out words r-e-a-l-l-y s-l-o-w-l-y. The children also learned a game using snail speak that you can play at home. The children wrote resolutions for school, home and with their friends.
This week we also kicked off our Fairy Tale study by reading “The Frog Prince Continued” and “The Fairy Tale News”. The children shared ideas about what they already know about fairy tales (they will be on the white board for the remainder of our study) and what aspects of the story made it a fairy tale. On Friday they helped guide our fairy tale study by sharing things that they would like to learn more about.

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