We have been working so hard to get through the majority of the assessments this week, and are almost done! We will get to make those dots I have put off due to testing, as well as do a little art project for National Hispanic Month to help celebrate finishing the testing!
Today we watched a cartoon short from Peru. This is a part of a series of shorts we will watch to help us with learning about beginning, middle and end of stories, using character's names when talking about the story, and other story elements. Today we focused on retelling the beginning, middle and end of the story. These shorts are great for an introduction to this because they are so short! We talked about what an event is and told an event from the beginning. The event for the beginning of the story should be what gets the story going. The middle of the story is where most of the action happens, so there may be more than one event in the retelling. The end of the story is how it all works out so there may be more than one event there as well. The name of this short is Caminandos 1: Llama Drama. Before you watch it, ask me to tell you the beginning, middle and end of the story.
We had a Directed Evacuation this morning. During this drill, the children exit the building from the nearest exit and proceed quietly up the hill by Georgetown Hill. The children were in music during this drill but I watched them as they walked quietly and orderly up the hill, and down the hill. They really showed great self-control because no one raced down the hill going back in to the building.
We practiced making compound words today in Really Great Reading, as well as worked with the letter sound /m/.
Have a nice evening!