Throughout this week we saw and listened to many stories, each told in a different way. We went to the library where we had a story session with Ms. Grant. In class we have been discussing about 'What do we need in a story?', ' Do story books need to have pictures?' ' Can a story book have only pictures and no words?'. We have been looking at different 'characters' and 'settings' in the stories, as we start writing stories on our own.
This week we had Akari`s Mum come and read to us a Japanese folk tale. One of the main characters in the story was the beautiful crane (bird). After the story we tried our hands on making a paper crane, through the art of Origami (the the art of paper folding), which is often associated with Japanese culture. Thank you dear parent for the cultural insight !
This week we worked at our Math stations arranging quantities on the ' Twenty frame' , ordering the numbers using puzzle and numbering the quantities as well. We added up the quantities and wrote down the numbers as well !
For the past two weeks we have been our star name has been JIWOO. Her name gave us the opportunity to investigate the new sound 'W' and review the sound 'J' as well. We discussed the words starting with 'J' and 'W' . We discussed the FORM of her name by exploring the letters and sounds. It demonstrated our growing alphabet knowledge.
We made a connection between our inquiry into storytelling and counting through the story MOUSE COUNT. It is about a snake filling up a jar with one mouse at a time till he had all the 10 mice in the jar. As we followed the story, we wrote down the number of mice in the jar, in our white boards. It showed our expanding knowledge in Math.
Visit to the Grade 5 Exhibition
We visited the Grade 5 Exhibition. Here are some pictures from our visit !
We continued to retell stories in different ways. We had Mr. Gallagher come and show us how to use the app 'Sock Puppets' to further our interest in stories. We acted out stories during our Mandarin time as well !
Student led Conference
The Student Led Conference was held on April 18th. Here are some pictures from the conference !
We had Keshav`s Grandmums come and read to us. We loved hearing to the two stories, one about the Dinosaur and the other one about an Elephant.
We went on a field trip as part of our new unit "How We Express Ourselves". We went to watch a theatre production "A Peter Rabbit Tale' at Singapore Repertory Theatre. We enjoyed the show !
For the last two weeks our star name has been Amy. Her name gave us a chance to review the alphabets 'A' and 'M' as well as the new sound 'Y'. We discussed words starting and ending with' Y'. We investigated the FORM of her name by exploring the letters and sounds. It demonstrated our growing alphabet knowledge.
Puppet Theatre in K1.1
We have been telling stories using different puppets in our class puppet theatre. Some of us have been performing during lunch time thus entertaining our classmates and calling it the 'Lunch time Show'!
We compared quantities using cubes, chips and Ten Frames to determine if they were 'greater than', 'lesser than' or 'same'.
Great start to our new Unit of Inquiry
We started with our new unit of Inquiry 'How we Express Ourselves". In the following weeks we will explore different ways of interpreting stories.
We had Eiji`s mum reading to us two interesting stories in Japanese (with English translation). The first one was based on Dinosaurs and the second one involved numbers. We loved counting and and looking at the wonderful pictures too!
Little Ninja Warriors & World Health Day
Our K1 Ninja Warriors clocked in some great timings in the race for ISS Ninja Warrior, a house event. This week saw us do an early morning workout as part of the World Health Day.