Investigating Diverse Cultures!
Young scientists spent time discovering the wonders and uniqueness of the Yanomama people of the Amazon Rainforest! Brave scientists took a peek at the different aspects of this traditional tribe’s culture including: clothing, food, shelter, transportation, and celebrations. Scientists enjoyed learning about this tribe’s traditional ways of living off the land and their ways of respecting nature to protect the rainforest. Kindergarteners spent time illustrating and writing about their Yanomama discoveries. One of our favorite discoveries included the fact that the Yanomama people don’t eat sloths!
Our Vowels are Powered Up
This week, our vowel experts vocalized vowel sounds to make a difference and make new words by changing the vowels and other letters within the words. Kindergarteners learned that not only does every word have a vowel, but that every syllable has at least one vowel too. Your scholar used this information to segment words by syllable and to distinguish short vowel sounds in even bigger words.
Your brave writer has been using their non-fiction skills to investigate why people need water. Kindergarteners listened to a non-fiction book called, “We Need Water”. During this read-aloud, scholars worked together with their pinch partner to discuss and answer questions about what the author was teaching us about water. Kindergarteners then asked and answered questions about the word “boiling” from the story. Students had the opportunity to write and draw their understandings of the word. Writers reread the book one more time to determine what reasons the author gives for why we need water and then used this information to write, draw, and dictate in order to share these reasons in an information book.