This week we met Oswald. Please ask your kindergartener to tell you something he/she learned about Oswald. We introduced the letter o. As always, we practiced how to write the capital and lowercase o as well as identifying the letter name and sound. In kindergarten, we focus on the short vowel sounds, but I like to tell students that the vowels actually have short and long sounds. Superkids teaches long vowels in first grade with spelling patterns. However, I believe it is important when decoding words that we try the short vowel sound first but we also know that there is a long vowel sound we can try if we come across a word that doesn't sound right with the short vowel.
Oswald loves odd animals! We got to learn about an ostrich, ox, octopus, otter, and ocelot. See if your child remembers a fact or two about these animals. We listened to Cass and Oswald tell riddles about the animals as part of our listening comprehension. Then, we used the Chromebooks and went on animalstown.com to see a few real pictures of these animals.
We are getting really good with the Chromebooks. We even typed in the web address animalstown.com on our own!
During snack we always read a book. This week's theme has been counting books!
Here is Oswald with one of the odd animals he made up himself.