Book of the Week for the Week of 4/6/2015
The class designed their very own trucks! They used assorted colors of construction paper to create a truck that they would use to transport their goods that we later discussed and documented that afternoon. (See Below)
Working in small groups, the students spent time discussing new words from our story and documenting their work. (See Below)
Trucks are not the only vehicle that can transport goods. We discussed how boats can also carry goods to various locations. So, continuing with the transportation theme, we took time in Science to carry out a boat experiment. (See Below)
Step 1 - Create the Design
Step 2 - Discuss
Step 1 - Write and Design
Step 2 - Build
Step 3 - Test the boats
Common Core Standards Met This Week
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.