Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarten had fun creating Groundhog Day puppets- see pattern below. First graders practiced listening and sequencing with Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off. Did you know that Plano ISD has a subscription to Tumblebooks? The Spanish version of this story is featured on Tumblebooks. Maybe Tumblebooks will add the English version of this story next year. As students listened to the story, they drew lines to match the gifts all of the animals gave to Mr. Groundhog for his big day.
One of the virtual assignments for the Jackson Library remote learning group was for them to watch Mo Willems’ video about his Elephant and Piggie book, I Really Like Slop! He puts silly things in his ‘slop soup.’ Then the kids were to take a photo of something they ate at home. Check it out!
Kindergarten enrichment loves our new @playosmo game! When I was at Ogle, I took photographs of the kindergarteners and uploaded their names into Osmo Words in my online account. Then they play in ‘Versus’ mode (pairs) to see who can earn the most points for correct letters to spell the person’s name. The part the kids enjoy the most is calling over the person whose picture is displayed and getting ‘expert’ help. Fun!
How to upload your own album: https://my.playosmo.com/words/help
Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarten learned facts about the bumblebee bat and used a Seesaw template I created to label the bat. The bilingual students used the Spanish words. This book won the Theodor Seuss Geisel award.
Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarteners listened to the story, Kitten’s First Full Moon by Henkes. During the story, they had to identify picture cause and effect events. At the tables, they matched the events again and watched two video versions of the book. They love this instant classic book!
Kitten’s First Full Moon
Kitten’s First Full Moon -Henkes – Safeshare video
kitten cause effect stu sheet
Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarten and first grade were rocking in their school shoes like Pete the Cat. After we read Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, the kids drew Pete at Jackson Elementary School. They wrote a sentence about what Pete was doing at school. After the activity, they sang Pete the Cat songs during check out. As Pete says, “It’s alllllll good!”
Last week in the Jackson Library, kindergarteners listened to Jennifer Ward’s What Will Hatch? They were surprised to see a crocodile and a platypus in this nonfiction book! They drew lines to match the animal to its egg at the tables and decorated an egg at the computer station.
What will Hatch – connect type of egg to type of animal
What will hatch match