ECC and PPCD Adventures
November 10, 2014
Book Fair and Library Events
Our Library Days...
Did you know that your child picks out his or her own book? Many of the students are already learning to use shelf markers to mark the space where a book they are considering selecting belongs. This may seem like a small thing, but what they are learning is to pause and think before just picking the first book they see. They are encouraged to look at the pictures and see if this is a book they would like to read more about. Many students are selecting books based on a favorite author or a series they enjoy. Sometimes they may pick a book that is too wordy or complex, and other times they may pick a book that is too easy, but from these "mistakes" they learn to fine-tune their preferences.
On that note, if a student does choose a book that is very long or a bit too complicated, I would recommend either reading the book in sections (the students LOVE finding scraps of paper to use as bookmarks) or just doing a picture walk through the book and talking about what you see in the illustrations. Thanks for all you do to enspire a love of reading in your children!
Book Fair Events...
Nov 18- Special Guest- Geronimo Stilton 6-7:30 pmNov 20- Our class visits the Book Fair
Nov 10-29 Online Book Fair
Nov 17-21 Book Fair
Last Week's Adventures
We practiced cutting birthday cakes so that everyone gets a slice. Students loved using the birthday cake play-doh and had fun making big and small slices.
Students had many pretend parties this week. During this activity, they counted how many animals came to their party and then searched for the corresponding numeral.
We read Mary Wore Her Red Dress, and students practiced writing in a very different way. They used their "helper hands" to hold the balloon as they wrote color words from the story.