Thursday, June 4, 2015

Retelling The Billy Goats Gruff

Dear Aarna,

After our field trip to The Billy Goats Gruff musical play, you chose to retell the story through painting. You created a series of paintings that represented many details of the story. You concentrated carefully on this work over several days showing commitment. When you were finished you confidently presented your work to your classmates showcasing your developing speaking skills. 

When I asked you about this work, you said:

"I knew what pictures to paint of the story."

Ms. Alison 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Toss the Chips

"I was tossing the chips then I had to find the numbers by counting all the red and white. I was writing the numbers." - Aarna

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Writing: Before & After

Dear Aarna,

You have made a lot of progress in writing this year. Here is a sample of your work from September:

This piece shows that you knew some beginning sounds and some letters. Here is a piece of your writing from April:

This piece shows that you can now correctly record many beginning sounds and that you are starting to hear and record some middle and ending sounds too. You are also experimenting with spacing between words.

Congratulations on your progress Aarna! You have worked hard on your writing! 

Ms. Alison 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sharing in the Morning Meeting

Dear Aarna,

This year you have worked hard to build your confidence in speaking. You have committed yourself to sharing personal items and work in our Morning Meeting almost every single day. You are now speaking with a clearer and louder voice and using more words to explain your sharing. Here you are talking about your mosaic art and explaining how you cooperated with others during morning playtime to do the activity. 

Ms. Alison 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Star Name Handwriting

Dear Aarna,

You talked about our Star Name handwriting work as one of your favourite literacy activities. When looking at this piece, you explained: "The letters are in a line. I was organized." Your handwriting has become more clear and organized over the course of Kindergarten 1. You take a lot of pride in forming letters correctly. 

Ms. Alison 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Little Red Riding Hood - by Aarna

Aarna created and told this story using the iStopMotion app on our class iPads with the help of a Grade 3 buddy.