A fraction of March
And then it was April! Where did the time go?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
We began the month by taking an imaginary adventure into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory for world book day. The children listened to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory audio book attentively and were able to comprehend what was happening in the story. I still remember the giggles and laughs when the author described how bedridden Grandpa jumped out of bed and shrieked yippieeeee, when Charlie won the Golden Ticket! The excitement and joy filled the class when we had our very own chocolate hunt with hidden golden tickets in the library. Our 5 little scholars got to play the role of the 5 children who won the golden tickets in the story. We didn’t stop there… to exhilarate the experience, we made our very own chocolate milkshake, decorated cookies and ate mouth watering chocolates!
“It was the best week ever Ms Zahra!” – Zaeem
I can’t deny, I think it was my favorite week of school too, a bit like a trip down memory lane from when I was child.
Sharing is caring!
Pizza’s, cakes, chocolates and more, we all want a piece. We all want to share! How do we share fairly? We use fractions! This month the Lions were introduced to the fractions ‘one half,’ ‘one third,’ and ‘one quarter.’ Using play dough, they enjoy visualising and practicing how fractions work; constantly using the term ‘equal parts,’ it’s fair to say the Lions have become quite the masters when it comes to sharing equally.
The bossy ‘r’
This month we’ve been conquering the ‘bossy r’ while writing words and identifying the sounds they make while reading. When a vowel is followed by an ‘r,’ the ‘r’ changes the sound that the vowel makes. The vowel is called an r-
controlled vowel. We refer to the “r” as the “bossy r” because the r “bosses” the vowel to make a new sound. When the “a” is followed by r, it makes the sound you hear in “bar” or “car”. When the “o” is followed by the r, it makes the sound you hear in the word “corn”. The “ir,” “ur” and “er” make the same sound / er/ as in the words “bird,” “fur” and “her”.
Can we fix it?
We’ve climbed aboard the construction crane, learning about all the different aspects of construction. This month we began looking at the different tools and vehicles used for construction. The Lions have been creative making remarkable structures using various materials, and even made their very own tool box! They’ve absolutely loved playing and exploring the numerous vehicles used for assorted roles during construction.
The Lions have been working exceptionally hard. They are now able to write number names one to ten, days of the week and have begun learning to write the names of colors. After the Easter break, we will look at how to tell the time, and continue to perfect our fluency in reading and writing.
Bring on April!