This activity was about the sound of the letter x. It was a kind of contest where boys and girls participated. The activity consisted of 3 steps, this first one was about girls versus boys, each girl and each boy represented their group. The teacher had to say a word with the sound Xx and the children had to put together that word with the help of some flashcards on the desks that contained all the letters of the alphabet.
The second part of the activity was have the children drew on the board the word that the teacher was asked them to form in the previous stage. The child who finished first and correctly could earn points.
Then, as a third and last stage, children needed to take out a word from a box, then they had to draw the picture of that word on the board and the rest of the participants both boys and girls had to identify the word and say it aloud in order to earn more points for the group.
Another activity to practice the sound Xx during the week was to unscramble letters in order to form a word. The teacher wrote a word in disorder on the board and the students had to figure the correct form out, organize the letters and write down the word in the correct form.
The teacher also applied funny strategies to improve students’ skills in the writing process of the words from the vocabulary, such as a crossword in which she drew the pictures that the word represented and students only had to fill the little squares with the letters of that word.
In this week students could also practice some high frequency words in order to include them in their English minimum spoken language level.
During this week, students could practice the skip count by 5’s trough a video and some other different and funny activities. One of these activities consisted on giving to each student five little cubes with the color they wanted. They had to count by one’s to form a row of 5 cubes. When they had formed the first five cubes row, they needed to write number 5 in their notebooks, then, they should tear the first tower down in order to keep counting by one’s from the last number they had written in the notebooks and form a new tower.
In order to keep practicing the skip count by 5’s, another activity that students carried out was a funny game in which the teacher hid some flashcards with numbers by 5’s from 5 to 50 all over the playground. Children had to go and look for all of the numbers. When they had found all the flashcards, they had to keep the sequence of numbers by making a line from the child who found number 5 to the child who found number 50. At the end, all students should count by 5’s forward to 50 by showing the flashcards.
Durante esta semana, con la ayuda de las docentes se inició en el proceso lecto-escritor, la producción de textos, apoyándonos en el plan lector: “Mi juguete preferido”. Cada niño trajo de su casa su juguete favorito y lo mostraron a sus compañeros e hicieron una descripción primero oral y luego escrita con ayuda de las docentes.
Esta actividad tuvo como propósito reforzar la escritura de los niños a través de su motivación, como lo fue en este caso el traer, presentar y socializar su juguete preferido ante la clase.
Esta semana se dio inicio a nuestro gran mundial (nuestro nuevo proyecto de N.T.I.) con el apoyo de todo el equipo: docentes, estudiantes y padres de familia. Una de las primeras actividades sensibilizadoras fue una jornada deportiva en la que se llevó a cabo un partido de futbol donde los niños pudieron aprender sobre cómo funciona este deporte, las reglas y normas que hay que cumplir, el seguimiento de instrucciones y la tolerancia a las frustraciones en caso de un gol por el equipo contrario. De igual manera, los chicos y chicas en equipo crearon sus estrategias, lo que fomenta las funciones ejecutivas y la planeación.
This week we celebrated the birthday of our beautiful city. For this celebration, students were asked to bring the typical food of the city, the different costumes and also the different popular dances. Some of them brought a costume in representation of some famous and important person born in the city, as an exaltation for all of what those people had done for Barranquilla. Students also had a recreational time in which they really had fun, danced, ate and spend a good time with their partners and teachers.