Saturday Camp: Super Fun.
They measured pumpkins and cut them open to take out the seeds. They counted out the seeds and sorted them into groups!
“Ew! This is gross!” was the most repeated phrase this morning.
Our fourth graders had a Chato’s Kitchen theme this week.
They sorted beans of different types and made a graph. (A few kids requested their very own bean to take home as a souvenir lol)
Then they made enchiladas! Some very creative teachers brought in a little griddle and fried the tortillas for a minute. The kids dipped the tortillas into the chile.
They put cheese in the middle, rolled them up, and scarfed.
As I walked by the fourth grade room, I overheard them working on a sentence patterning chart. They were adding nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. As they were adding to their list of adjectives, one of the teachers said, “You’ll probably know this adjective! I always say, ‘I’m going to go-‘”
Clearly, she was going to finish with ‘crazy.’
“TO THE BATHROOM!” shouted one of the kids.
I cracked up. Kids have no idea how goofy they are.
These were just some of my favorite highlights from our little Saturday camp.
So this is my big question. What do you do to support your English Language Learners?
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One of the biggest ways I support English Language Learners is just to include as much talking in my day as I can. We do a lot of partner sharing, we explain answers out loud and in writing, and we share opinions and answers during games like "value line" and "four corners." I also make sure to include repetition with poems and songs, too! 🙂