In writing we have been working on pattern books and also in reading. Students were able to read a turkey pattern book, and even used Thanksgiving words to make a pattern book.
|T uses the wrack to figure out different ways to show 8|
|L works on combinations|
|J works to show his thinking|
In dramatic play students made a Thanksgiving Day Feast! They set the table , cooked, and even made little menus
|J makes dinner|
|I.S adds table decorations.|
In the block center a new set of materials was laid out. W and D worked on making different objects.
In math this week we had many different games and students even worked on taking numbers they knew really well to work on adding to make different numbers.
|Grab and count|
|roll the beans|
|working on addition L|
|B also works on addition|
In reading this week students not only worked on reading pattern books but they also used strategies taught as looking at the pictures to figure out the words, and also pointing under the words to help their partners read.
|A and L work to read together|
|R and J work together|
|K points to the words as she reads|
|I.B reads the turkey pattern book.|
In honor of Thanksgiving, students used the Time for Kids to create thinking maps all about Thanksgiving and what is means. They chose from creating a circle map, bubble map, or a tree map.
|B reads her tree map|
|J.Z. reads his tree map|
|I.B, and N read their circle maps|
More fun Thanksgiving activities the students did were roll the dice to create a turkey based upon the number they rolled, and also a turkey puppet with the poem of the week on the back!
|H makes his turkey|