Oct 28 - Nov 1
Ms. Linda has us singing fun fall songs and in class we sang Five Little Pumpkins. Inspired, we began examining the differences between an orange and a white pumpkin (ask us) then baked and ate pumpkin seeds for snack! Mrs. Vega read Room on the Broom at library and we just LOVED parading around in our Halloween costumes regardless of the weather. Letter Ee had us searching under eggs for candy corn, hearing Elmer the elephant stories and making lovely art afterwards. At chapel we heard how Noah saw a rainbow and remembers that God's keeps His promises so we added that to our "arkwork" displayed in the hall.
Oct 21 - 25
We read You and Me Together and followed up with more family discussions highlighting alike and different characteristics. We reviewed A-D at gym with movements and in class with alphabet bingo, live show and tell and stamp sorting art. We began our bible story of Noah focusing on listening to God and building an ark for all those animals. Music had us singing festive Halloween songs while Mrs. McDonnell read a silly alphabet review story that had animals turning into instruments! Science offered a sorting game of solids/liquids/gases, water volume observations that tested our pencil grip skills with an eye dropper and counting bears while using a scale to see more or less in action.
Oct 14 -17
We added people to our world, the best part! We've been earning pompoms daily as we show how we value people with our kind acts (donut or pizza party is the motivator!). Letter Dd brought dot art, a dog story with a donut, dancing, dinosaurs, and dominoes. Our family fun talks included writing about what we eat with our family, check it out. We reinforced that concept by hosting an imaginary feast for family at Thursday's snack. Phew, it was work to have people come and feast as we set a table, made a guest list and emailed and texted people, then shopped and cooked food. It was great teamwork for sure.
We continued creation as animals were added to our murals, it's a busy world but we're not done yet. We loved playing with animals, making their sounds and moving like them in gym class that's for sure. Library featured What Mommies and Daddies Do Best as we continued our family unit discussing how we care for each other. We hope to use kind words, do something for someone else, even select healthy foods to eat together to care for our bodies. Related, we ate clementines every day at snack, but we also made CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES on Thursday. It is always good science to make dough from scratch, identify the ingredients, then measure, see the reactions while mixing and finally bake and eat them. The story of When You Give A Mouse a Cookie (see video below) sharpened our recall skills while our pre-reading skills had us think and generate compound words. Who knew that could be so fun, sun + shine = sunshine, phew! Music had us using shakers as Ms. Linda talked about fire safety and sang about using 9-1-1 only in emergencies, it was a lively discussion. STEM lab focused on shapes and measuring this week, always good to stretch our thinking beyond what we see.
Sept 30-Oct 4
We bounced in this week with blowing bubbles, counting blue dots, playing with bugs and bears and reading books! Bb is great. We also began our creation murals putting land, water, sky and sun/stars in it as chapel continued our creation story. We also talked about our family, who's in it and who is in our extended family as well. We wrote about one member and drew a pic to go with our words, such authors! We heard about Herman the Helper and talked about how we help others in our family and community. We looked at shapes a great deal, locating them all around school and we practiced cutting them as well, it's hard. We loved getting together with the 2-year olds again to sing our A songs and put shapes puzzles together. Ms. Linda had us moving at music and we love the 5 little apples song, ask us.
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