This week we continued our inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme how we express ourselves with the central idea: storytelling allows us to share ideas, feelings and experiences. We read several books by author/illustrator Graeme Base and the children really connected to the creativity of the stories and the hidden/deeper messages in both the text and illustrations. We made a variety of puppets, including fish puppets for Tet. The students each chose a favourite story from the classroom and drew about it. Some students are beginning to add print to their drawings, which is exciting to see. Some students are copying words from their environment, some are writing random letters, and some are beginning to represent letter sounds. All of these are beginning writing behaviours. Additionally, adding details to drawings is an important skill to encourage at this stage and the children have shown a lot of growth in this area. Please encourage any such behaviours that you see at home.
Wednesday’s Global Play Day was a big hit. We had an opportunity to play with some grade 1 friends in our classroom and out on the playground. Ms. Nhung made springrolls for Tet with the class on Wednesday and we shared them with our Play Day buddies. On Thursday our grade 3 buddies helped us with some Tet crafts and activities. Don’t forget that there is an ECC Tet Assembly next Wednesday, and the students are encouraged to wear ao dai.
Please see this link for photos from this week: K1B Photos
*Show and Tell next week: cancelled as it is a short week