February Happenings

Posted by Joelle Jones on 3/4/2020 7:00:00 AM

What happened to February?  It flew by!  I am so happy that March is here and that warmer weather is on the way.  It just has to stop raining!  Even with all the rain it has been a fun month.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

In Kindergarten we have been working on body parts.  We read a story about Poor Enzo (Pobre Enzo).  He was a potato head that was missing his hat (sombrero), eyes (ojos), nose (nariz), mouth (boca), arms (brazos), feet (pies), and  ears (orejas). We also read and acted out a story about super heroes and monsters.  They really enjoyed that story.   Looking ahead in March we will be talking family, pets, weather, and animals.  


2nd Grade

In 2nd grade we have been working on body parts and learning about Cuba.  We also read the story "Pobre Enzo"(Poor Enzo) and we drew our own "Enzo".  Then I used the pictures to review vocabulary with the students.  They really enjoyed seeing each other's drawings.   We have  been talking about Cuba, Little Havana in Miami, and Celia Cruz.  They really enjoy learning about other countries.  


3rd Grade

In 3rd grade we reviewed and practiced body parts vocabulary and the expression (It hurts).  We did a lot of partner practice.

We also learned about Honduras.  We talked about Honduras being a very poor country, about the poor living conditions in many of the places in Honduras, and we talked about finding the lost city of the Jaguar(La Ciudad Jaguar).  

4th & 5th  Grades

In 4th and 5th grades we reviewed and practiced clothing vocabulary.  We did a lot of partner practice  We also drew people wearing different articles of clothing and then used those drawings to guess the Mystery Drawing.   We have been practicing clothing words by watching "Billy la Bufanda" videos.  They love Billy la Bufanda!  That has been a lot of fun.  This month we started talking about the country of Ecuador.  We are learning that in Ecuador it is possible to stand in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere since the equator passes through Ecuador.  We will also learn about the animals of the Galápagos Islands and how bananas grown in Ecuador get to the super markets in the U.S.   

Looking ahead there is only one more marking period left of the school year.  I will be so sad to see my 5th graders leave Heritage.  I have had them from Kindergarten and they have been a blessing to me.  I am going to have a really hard time say "adiós".