After reading The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, the students learned about rebus pictures (pictures that take the place of words), practiced sequencing and retelling, and learned how to alphabetize. Students even wrote their own, very impressive, rebus sentences.
The students have all truly come over the beginning of kindergarten hump. Almost all of them are reading and writing independently. It is so exciting to watch. I have included a bunch of writing samples below because I am just so impressed with what they were able to accomplish this week.
They are really coming along in math too. Their understanding of addition and now their transition into subtraction is impressive. I am pleased with how quickly they are learning and how excited they are for themselves.
Have a fabulous weekend. Enjoy the work samples below!
Once upon a time, the snowman came to life. When the snowman came to life, we decided to call him Snow. -Sofia
I like Winter because I can make a snowman. I like Santa because he gives me presents. -Mia
I like Winter because I like Santa's presents and I love Santa Clause. -Yunus
Vivian's dad, the awesome Mystery Reader
My snowman gave cookies to Santa Clause. My snowman gets presents. She got a snow-globe. (the story even continues on a 2nd page!!!) -Evangelia
I like Winter because I can pet Santa's reindeer and because he gives me presents. -Christian
I like Winter because it is very cold, and one day I made a Christmas tree with my brother. -Luke
Our new class tank all set up thanks to a classroom grant from petsintheclassroom.org. Now to vote on what to put in it.