The kinders worked hard with our substitute, Mrs. Consroe, on Monday. The studied lines and made some line drawings to help with our fine motor skills. They listened to a story called The Straight Line Wonder, by Mem Fox. This is a story about a line who didn't want other lines to change from straight to zig zag or curved. Then the children looked at some artwork with different kinds of lines. They were inspired by artwork in making their own drawings. We will be making more lines Wednesday with curves, which will help us in making o's. The kinds of lines and direction they go when drawing the lines, is really important as we are working with handwriting. This is the artwork that inspired our art:
We have Get Along Goals we work on in our class to learn about being part of our group. Our first goal we are working on is to choose to be friendly. We know that calling others by their name is one way we can be friendly and respectful. Taking the time to say hello is also part of being friendly. We listened to Hello, My Name is Ruby, by Philip C. Stead. This is the story of a little bird who is friendly to other animals, even if they are not always friendly to her. Ask me to tell you what the bird's name is in the story.
We are working with the letter o in our phonics and handwriting work. We did a couple OG drills, then we read an information book called Gentle, Giant Octopus, by Karen Wallace. This book was about a mother octopus looking for a safe place to lay her eggs. As we study our first vowel, the children are going to listening for the short o sound, as in ahhhhh like they say when the doctor looks down their throat, most of the time in the middle of words. Today we looked at the beginning of words, but tomorrow we will be looking at /o/ in the middle of words.
In math, we worked with counting to five. The children need to have cardinality in counting meaning they know that the last number they say when they count 1:1 is how many. They should not recount. They also are working with showing five in different ways. They can show five the Math Way with their numberline fingers. They used little snowflake building toys to show five in different models and out flat on the floor as well in different ways. They we worked with a more abstract way to show five by drawing sets of five on white boards..
Have a nice evening!