Instead of a picture talk today, we watch a Pixar short and talked about why the setting is important. We also thought about words to describe the main character Piper. We talked about how the character changed in the story. Ask me to tell you about PIper! We loved Piper!
We read a story called The Spider and the Deer. We talked about the story elements, the character, setting and beginning, middle and end of the story. Ask me retell the story of The Spider and the Deer.
We are also learning about prepositions. We know prepositions are like a bridge between words. Prepositions come before nouns or pronouns. Kinders need to be able to use them. We are not diagramming sentences in kindergarten!
In math, we finished up Unit 3 that was about measurement and numbers to ten. We worked to identify strategies to show more and less. Our next unit is about adding and subtracting. We will work with story problems, number bonds, and will begin by learning about decomposing and composing numbers.
We had art in the classroom today. Mrs. Park was absent and there was no sub, so Miss Monet filled in. I am Miss Monet! I try my best to do something for art with the class so they don't have to be split up and attend a class they will be going to later in the week for the same lesson. Today, we listened to Abiyoyo again and drew the giant Abiyoyo. I got out the big manila paper and folded it into fourths. Then, we looked at the illustrations and noticed the shapes and lines that make up Abiyoyo. I talked about dividing up Abiyoyo's body into four parts and we sketched one part at a time. I emphasized using the whole paper and which part of the paper we were on as we did each part. I modeled and then they drew. Then, when the children came back from lunch, I gave them some time to color their picture and add a setting. I hope you enjoyed the pictures!
In case you don't know the story of Abiyoyo, I'll put it in so you can enjoy it. This is an old copy from Reading Rainbow with the author of the song, Pete Seeger.
Have a nice evening!
2/28/2023 06:46:50 am
Thank you for stepping in as the art teacher, on top of all you already do!
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