Value of Honesty

Last week in Reading, students enjoyed several read-alouds last week including “Young Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Mattern, and “Enemy Pie” by Derek Munson, an endearing story about how one little boy turned a best enemy into his best friend.

In Nursery Rhymes, students recited, sang, or learned anew several rhymes and poems such as “Star Light, Star Bright”; “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”; “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”; and “Humpty, Dumpty”. They also had a lot of fun making a “star craft” with paint, a paintbrush, and tape.

In Math last week, we practiced writing 13, 14,15, 16, and 17. Students traced these numbers and then practiced writing them on the white boards. They also reviewed numbers 1 thru 10 by writing these numbers on a worksheet.

In Language and Literacy, students continued working on the sight word “the”. As a class, we read the story “Setting the Table” and students identified the word “the” as well as circled the sight word in their books. Then they had to read the book by themselves, as well as to a partner, to practice fluency.

In Writer’s Workshop, we read “The Jacket I Wear In The Snow” by Shirley Neitzel. Students wrote about something that they like to wear in the snow, writing the word “the” in their sentence and glueing a picture of it next to their sentence.

In Virtue of the Month, students listened to a story about Pinocchio and the read-aloud “Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It” by Michael Kaplan and Stephane Jorisch, a wonderful book about the value of honesty from a preschooler’s point-of-view.

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