This week we learned about ending punctuation. We discovered the period and when using is just kind of gives a statement without much excitement or emotion. We learned more about the explanation point and when used there is excitement and emotion! Finally, we learned the question mark is at the end of a sentence when a question is asked. These children are smart, right?
Our last official weekly lesson was on Capitalization. You children now know that the word at the beginning of the sentence it is always capitalized. When you refer to yourself with “I” the I is always capitalized. Also, any proper nouns are capitalized.
Interjections!!!!!! We learned that the Interjection enhances the message of the sentence. If the Interjection is followed by a comma the emotion is not strong but if the Interjection is followed by an explanation mark that emotion is pretty intense.
This week we learned about Adverbs. We now know Adverbs describe Verbs and is represented by an orange circle with the grammar symbols. Adverbs usually end in “ly” and if anyone asks how you are doing the Kindergarteners know to say I am doing WELL.
This week, we continued our study of Asia! We learned that the Yangtze River is in China, and we read a story about a little duck named Ping, who lived on a boat on the Yangtze River! We also had a special visitor come at talk to us about what it was like to live in India! We learned that in India, people sometimes ride elephants! We also learned that tigers live in Asia, but the majority of the tigers who are in captivity are actually in the United States!
We continued to practice for the International Festival and created The Leaning Tower Of Pisa. I am so proud of your children for the hard work they put into this event. They worked hard learning their lines, learning songs, and helping with the creation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I wanted to thank Kathleen and Sabrina for their hard work preparing your children for The International Festival.
I am just so proud of how hard our friends have Been working on the International Festival. This is also our last week learning all about North and South America. Tomorrow is the big day, so don’t forget that we have early release tomorrow at 12!!! See all of you at the show!
Take A Peek Into Next Week:
Next week is all about Down on the farm. We will be learning about baby animals, farmers, the different tools you will find on the farm, and also the different types of foods that are found on the farm.
Tomorrow is early release. Please pick your child up at 12!
Tomorrow is also the big day! Please bring your child to the high school at 5:00pm sharp!