Whale Happenings

                           October
                  
Daily 5 ...
We have added Word Work. Whales work with their sight words, names, theme words, number or color words, etc. They may write them, spell them with letter rocks, letter stamps or letter tiles. They are working with manipulating the letters and sounds of words. 

We are moving right along in the Whale Tank. The Whales are getting use to the routine of our day.
We have started Daily 5, which is a framework that provides time and practice for developing and strengthening reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and reading fluency skills. The children have books that are leveled (composed of mostly the sight words and pictures) to read (by words, pictures or retelling). They are Reading to Self (independently).  This week they began Work on Writing where they are "driting" (drawing and writing) their ideas onto paper. Their illustrations are detailed enough to tell a story. They must use at least 5 colors when drawing and label (spell) at least 3 things on their page. At this point, it might be just the first letter of the word. As the year progresses, they will write sentences.  

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