Here are some of the activities we completed in our journals about food:
We read 2 emergent reader booklets this month, one about food and one about our body. These booklets build our confidence as “readers” through a repetitive sentence structure (e.g. “Je mange…”) and review the vocabulary words we are learning. We are working on tracking with our finger as we read.
Students were asked to observe 10 objects for 1 minute, and then draw as many as they could remember. We played a listening game where students tried to identify a mystery sound. We also played a game on the carpet where students closed their eyes and tried to hear from where in the classroom someone was ringing a bell. This is a great way to focus our attention. We explored our sense of touch by feeling a mystery object and we explored our sense of smell by passing around smelling bottles and trying to match them to their scent. We finished with a celebration with our Big Buddies where we described popcorn using our 5 senses – and finished with the sense of taste!
Our big art project this month was painting lifesize self-portraits. Our Big Buddies helped trace our outline and then together, we painted our portraits. We are very happy with the results. See if you can pick out which one is your child!