Monday, May 9, 2011
Last week, we studied frogs. It was mostly pretty standard stuff: life cycle, comparison of frogs and toads, identifying the difference between fiction and non-fiction books, cute crafts, ,etc. One lesson stands out as cute and purposeful. I introduced my kindergartners to verbs. We talked about the fact that a verb is an action word and shows that someone is doing something. We brainstormed (a skill we have been working on all year) some of the verbs that we could use with frogs. My students came up with some really good verbs: jump, hop, swim, walk, and so on... (of course we had to have the conversation about things that frogs could actually do). We then used those verbs to plug into a sentence Name is ready to Verb into Summer. Then we glued our sentences inside the mouths of our cute frogs :) I turned it into a really cute bulletin board for the end of the year.