Reading: This month we've read a lot of stories about animals including both non-fiction and fiction texts. The stories we've read include My New Pet, Pet Helpers, We Can Help, Do Not Go Near, and Who Lives Here? We learned new vocabulary words in each story and discussed our comprehension of the stories together.
Writing: This month our writing was connected with our reading. We focused on writing complete sentences about animals. Some of our short writing pieces were fiction and we used our imagination to create stories about animals. One writing piece that was our favorite was our Personal Narratives. Our task was to write a true story about ourselves and an animal. In order to help us do this, we had a shared experience together by exploring outside at Williams School with our
clipboard and picture graphic organizer in hand. We were on the look out for animals and we found both a squirrel and a bird. We recorded what we saw and then used sentence frames to create a story based off of our experience outside together. I also shared pictures and my personal story about the turkeys in my yard that day! Check out the pictures below! Our stories came out so wonderful!
Speaking and Listening: This month we worked on speaking in full sentences by using our conversation cubes to practice speaking using a prompt. We also practiced following one step directions during this month's Listen Up Activities which included the topics of Back to School, Riding the Bus, Fall Fun, and Picking Apples.