As we celebrated American Thanksgiving this week, we all realized we have a lot to be thankful for. Here are some of the things we did this week.
We introduced the vowel combination "oo" and the two sound that it makes this week. We talked about the short "oo" sound (like in book, cook, and football) and the long "oo" sound (like in boots, food, and kangaroo).
We made cuckoo clocks to practice saying the two sounds that "oo" makes. The kids loved this and some have been making more of their own all week!
We made Thanksgiving turkeys and wrote the things we are thankful for on the feathers. The kids did a really good job reflecting on what they were thankful for!
We watched a short video about the first Thanksgiving and where the tradition comes from. Then the kids made pilgrim and Indian hats and we reenacted the first Thanksgiving over lunch.
We continued playing the "train game" with connecting cubes, but this time we started with 30 and worked backwards– teaching the concept that when we "take away" some of the cubes, our number gets smaller.
We made a graph of our favorite colors. We are pretty evenly spread with green being the class favorite.
We watched several videos about how clothes are made. We learned that clothes are made from different earth materials like cotton, flax, silk worms, and animals like sheep, goats and yaks.
The kids wrote about how their clothes are made and why we need clothes. In the words of Mac, "Otherwise we would be naked!"
We read the story "I took my frog to the library" and wrote our opinions of the book. Their drawings of their favorite parts were very cute.