We started our day studying a photograph of a flock of flamingos. After we talked about what we noticed and wondered, we reflected on our year so far. We talked about how one quarter of our year is done already, and how proud I am of the way they are coming together as a group to support and help each other. They have made new friends and gotten to know other friends better. As a group, we are learning to work together, work out problems, and learn from each other. We watched this clip below to see how these flamingos really dance together!
We worked on the mechanics of writing today with the whiteboards. We talked about what writers do that makes it easier for others to read their writing. We practiced starting our sentences with capital letters and using lower case letters for the remaining words. We also worked with making sure our sentence ended with punctuation. We know putting spaces between words is very important so the reader knows where our words begin and end. These skills will develop over time as we write more, so when you are noticing what your child is doing in writing, it's best not to overwhelm them with fixing everything at once. Choosing one thing, such as using lower case letters or adding punctuation to something they wrote would be enough to do. We are building these young writers' confidence so it's important that we build on what they know and are doing, but challenge them to do a little more.
Have a nice evening!