Bringing Literature to LIFE!

March 10-14

Bringing Literature to LIFE!

It has been such a great week! We enjoyed our books so much this week, we even made our own books! Special thank you to our mystery readers. On Monday a part from all the activities we have been doing we also talked about the parts of a book.


Next week: We will begin our Rocks study unit.


Make sure to view our newsletter together with your child so they can also tell you about the books and activities we did in class.


This is an article from (The National Association for the Education of Young Children) that I would like to share, about the importance of Reading Aloud to your child : http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200303/ReadingAloud.pdf


Have a great weekend,

Ms.Kashmira

Big Day!

March 21: Jacqueline
March 28: Santiago

Mystery Reader

We have really enjoyed having Mystery Readers this week! We enjoyed trying to guess who are mystery reader could be with the clues that were given to us.


This is something we want continue for the rest of the year, so feel free to let me know when you want to come in, remember siblings, grandma, grandpa are also very welcome to be our mystery readers. You can read any book you would like (your child's favorite book, a book related to our study unit, its your choice) and also feel free to read the book in your home language.


What is a Mystery Reader? Mystery Readers are special guests who come to our classroom to read a story to students. Mystery Readers can be parents, grandparents, older siblings, or other relatives.


How does the Mystery Reader work?
Once you have chosen a time and date, you can start thinking of a book you would like to bring to read. If you don't have a book, I will be glad to provide one for you. You can gives us 5 clues about yourself so the children can try to guess who our mystery reader will be.

Your child will be SO excited that you participated, but remember to keep it "top secret." Make sure you don't tell your child so he/she will also be very excited to guess who our mystery reader is!

Monday

Weighing Apples!

Our first activity we did relating to the story, The Giving Tree is when the boy is in need of money, the tree offers the boy her apples to take to the city and sell.

In order to sell the apples, the boy would have to know how much they weigh, so he can attach a price to his apples. What a great way for children to learn how to measure weight-through the weighing of the apples!

To introduce the activity, we asked the children to remember times they have gone to the grocery store with their parents, and they were buying fruits and vegetables. Then, ask the students how many times they have seen their parents use a type of scale to measure how much their fruits and vegetables weighed.


We later got to enjoy some delicious apples!! Some had never tried the yellow or green apple, so it was very exciting! Of course everyone loved the sweetest one of all, the red apple! Yum!

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Bookmaking!

As we talked about books, writers, illustrators some children got inspired and in the mood to write some pretty good books!

Tuesday

Mystery Reader #1

We had our first mystery reader on Tuesday! We read out loud the clues to try to guess who our mystery reader could be and it was ...........Mrs.Carmen!! Mrs.Carmen, Santiago's mom brought the book Olivia takes a trip. We loved the book and of course we loved our mystery reader even more. Thank you Mrs.Carmen!

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The Rainbow Fish

On Tuesday we read the book The Rainbow Fish! We really enjoyed this book. It's about a fish with beautiful glittery scales, who at first didn't want to share with the rest of the fish, after sharing he felt happy, and played along and was HAPPY! Throughout the day, we got glittery scales, we were The Rainbow PK 4.2!
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Wednsday: The Giving Tree

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On Wednesday we were The Giving Trees! The PreK classes got together so we could see and learn about the book each class was reading. The PreK teachers started off this day by role playing The Three Little Pigs, then each class told us about their book and author.


After we visited the other PreK 4 classrooms and the teachers read their book to us. From Cat in the Hat, to the Grouchy Ladybug and Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

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After a great start and assembly, and fun rotations, we ended our Bringing Literature to Life as The Giving PK 4.2. After we made a list of the many things trees give us, we decided to plant our own mango tree.
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Thursday

We made our own Cat in the Hat Hat!

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Mystery Reader #2

Thursday we had our second mystery reader.. We read out loud the clues to try to guess who our mystery reader could be and it was ...........Mrs.Sarah! Mrs.Sarah, Sophie's mom read to us The CAT in the HAT! We loved the book and of course we loved our mystery reader even more. Thank you Mrs.Sarah!

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Friday

It's all about The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is one of my FAVORITE books! Since Monday we have been observing our cocoon. Friday was our very hungry caterpillar day, and it was so so so so perfect because while I read the book we had the most amazing experience! We got to see the butterfly come out of his cocoon!! The butterfly is a consul fabius, common name is Tiger Leafwing. :)
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Caterpillar Fruit Kebabs!

Following our book we did a math activity! We needed 5 green grapes, one cherry or strawberry and a kebab stick. We counted and made our own healthy fruit kebabs! Yum!
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Bye bye Butterfly!!!

We were so lucky that the butterfly came out of his cocoon this morning. We had to let the wings get dry before we let him fly away. At the end of the day, the butterfly started moving his wings and trying to get out of the container. We sat outside and let the butterfly fly away on its own. It was such a beautiful experience and we enjoyed it so much.

Mystery Reader #3

We had two mystery readers on Friday! We read out loud the clues to try to guess who our first mystery reader of they day could be and it was ...........Mrs.Flor! Mrs.Flor, Francisco's mom read to us Froggy goes to the Doctor! She brought with her a stethoscope and "shot"! We loved this book and of course we loved our mystery reader even more. Thank you Mrs.Flor!

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Mystery Reader #4

We read out loud the clues to try to guess who our second mystery reader of they day could be and it was ...........Mrs.Raquel! Mrs.Raquel, Henrique's mom read to us The Talking Baseball! She brought along a real talking baseball! We loved this book and of course we loved our mystery reader even more. Thank you Mrs.Raquel!

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Have a great weekend!