We have been having a great time learning math and literacy skills using our names. We built our names with loose parts and counted the letters.
We talked about 'initials' and used Bingo blotters to trace the first letter of our names. And we even created our names using wood chips from the playground. I was very impressed to see how meticulously the students worked on this art project! But what stands out to me the most in regards to all of the name fun completed this week is using the pocket chart to engage the students in a rhyme about names. Choral reading is a key part of our literacy program in Division 17. It is when students read words out together in unison. Choral reading teaches young children the act of reading and gives them confidence to believe that they can really READ! More on this topic to come!
Ms T & Mrs. Kawas
We are Reggio Emilia and Play-Based Learning inspired Full Day Kindergarten/Grade One Teachers and Mothers to our own respective children. This blog is meant as a communication tool for the families of our students. Enjoy!