Our young readers are learning about poetry. This Week students learned how to sort books to distinguish between poetry books and storybooks. Readers also learned that poems look different. Poems have white space, can be written like a tall building, or sometimes the words seem to float on the page!
During Writer’s Workshop, students are practicing writing poems about things that are important to them. Writers are discovering different ways to find inspiration. We have started collecting important items from home to add to our Poetry Museum. In this museum, writers are finding interesting ways to describe these objects, express a connection, or record their curious thoughts.
Diving Into Our Tree Study
Trees are everywhere! Our scientists are observing our school’s backyard trees! Students notice that there are lots of different types of trees. Students also observed that different things grow on trees. We examined nuts, seeds, cones, flowers, and twigs! Students also thought of different ways they can be friends with a tree. They could talk to trees, plant trees, kick a soccer ball to a tree, read under trees or climb them! How do you enjoy trees?
Student Led Conferences
On Monday, Kindergarteners were delighted to invite their parents into the classroom to discuss their growth and progress. By doing this, students take ownership of their learning and growth and must reflect not only on what they do well, but also which areas need improvement. Kindergarteners took parents through four centers to discuss their progress; Math, Reading/Writing, Portfolio, and Science/Social Studies. Parents were surprised on how prepared their Kindergartener was in speaking about all of their glows and grows!