Archive for February, 2010

kindergarten

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In order to prepare my classes for their learning excursion to the Shedd Aquarium. We read books about whales on the big screen. Before reading the stories in class, we discussed the characteristics of non mammals and mammals. Please review the following words with your children: ballena (bah yay nah) whale; zorro (so row) fox; ardilla (arh dee yah) squirrel; ardilla listada (arh dee yah lees tah dah) chimpmonk.

Have a good weekend! Que pasen bien el fin de semana! (Kay pah sehn bee in ehl feen day say mah nah!

http://www.sheddaquarium.org/belugawhales.html

3rd grade

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We will write haikus about a fox and create a haiku illustration that is pertinent to a fox.

El Zorro Perezoso

no se levanta
porque está cansado
y no se mueve

The Lazy Fox

Does not get up
Because he is very tired
And does not move

1st and 2nd grades

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Students will make a fox food chain and talk about a the life cycle of a fox.

Kindergarten

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Students will continue to discuss mammals and nonmammals in class. We will continue to observe mammals from the field museum.

2nd grade

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This week we plotted the seven continents and oceans on the map in the Spanish language.  Students will be tested over the Spanish names next week.

http://quizlet.com/395910/familiarize/

1st grade

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In first grade, we discussed farm animals and classified them as mammal or non mammal. After classifying the animals, we observed a fox from the Field Museum.

kindergarten

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We brought in a fox from the Field Museum.  We read the story El Zorro y el Ratoncito (The Fox and the Mouse).  After reading the story, we observed a fox from the Field Musuem.  Please ask your children about what they learned in the classroom.

3rd grade

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We are plotting the states on the maps that have Spanish names. Students will be tested over these states on next Wed.

Actually there are only four, but six, seven, or even eight could qualify. I’ll explain:

Strictly Spanish words would only be:

Colorado; Florida; Montana; & Nevada.

However:

1. California (like in the Spanish: Baja California)

2. Colorado (Spanish for: The color red);

3. Florida (Spanish for: in bloom or in blossom);

4. Montana (Montaña: Mountain in Spanish. Really spelled in Spanish with the “ñ,” rather than the ‘n.’)

5. Nevada (Spanish for: A snow fall–Nieve is snow).

6. New Mexico (In Spanish: Nuevo Mexico; ‘New’ in Spanish is “Nuevo.”)

7. Texas is really named after the Tejas Indians, a Native American word rather than a “Spanish” word, although readily recognizable in Spanish.

8. Arizona is just a name, although also readily recognizable in Spanish so they could be the seventh and eighth depending on your point of view.

Puerto Rico is a Spanish name, but it is not a ‘State,’ as in the “United States,” but a ‘Territory.” It means ‘Rich Port,’ or ‘Lovely Port.’

Kindergarten

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Here is a short cartoon of the Three Little Pigs. Ask your child about this movie? After watching this movie in class, we made puppets.

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=124368&title=Three_little_pigs_spanish