Take a Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/October 31,2019

These past two weeks have been SPOOKTACULAR! We had the best time learning about the differencs between an arachnid and an insect. We also had fun creating a tree web together!  I was so proud of how well your kiddos remembered all of the different spider facts! They also had fun making different spider crafts:) This week the kids had a BLAST making their own Halloween decorations for the classroom party!We also worked really hard on the different chores, such as dusting, taking out the trash, cleaning the tables, sweeping, vacuming, and more! When children are doing chores it helps them to incur a sense of purpose at a young age. It also helps them gain their own independence.

 
All of our friends are having a blast dusting, rolling mats, and vacuming!
our friend is working on creating a landform booklet. When doing this he is learning all about an island, bay, cape, gulf, peninsula, strait, archipelago, and isthmus.
Our friends are crafting up a storm this week!!!
Candy corn fun!
The key purpose of the Movable alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling. The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, to phrases, and eventually stories. 

REMINDERS:

Please make sure to place your child’s costume in their backpack or in a labled bag. They do not have to bring in a trick o treat bag because we made them in class. 11:30 our pizza party will start, followed by costume change. If you have any questions at all please ask!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/October 11,2019

It was fire prevention week👨‍🚒🚒 in our classroom this week!!

We had so much fun doing a variety of activities that taught your child how to keep their bodies safe if a fire occurs. We did some fantastic activities such as Stop, drop, and roll, get low and go ( how to crawl out of your house), the difference between fire and electric, how firefighters help us, and much much more!! The kids absolutely loved this week!!!!

One of our younger students is working on our pumpkin spooning work! When spooning it helps the child master three finger grip and thus prepares them for activities outside the practical life learning area.
The 45 layout helps your child to visualize and develop an understanding of place value, order of numbers and concentration.
The Metal Insets are used to help with pencil control, to refine hand movements in preparation for writing.
Journal writing can help your child process feelings, build writing skills, and communicate their ideas.

Field Trip to the fire station!

 
 

Reminders: please check your child’s folder this weekend, we have another field trip coming up!

Picture day is the 16th!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/October 3,2019 🎃

We had such a fun week this week!! Our theme was all about pumpkins!! Together we had fun doing a pumpkin investigation which included giving a description of what our pumpkin looked like, measuring our pumpkin with the pink tower blocks, seeing if our pumpkin sinks or floats, and we counted the pumpkin seeds! We also talked about the like cycle of a pumpkin, and labeled the different parts of the pumpkin!! They had a blast!! Our class also had fun creating different pumpkin crafts and science experiments!!

How does cutting help a child’s development? The opening and closing motion of cutting with scissors helps children develop the small muscles in their hands otherwise known as fine motor skills. These muscles are crucial for holding a pencil or crayons and gripping and manipulating small objects.
Our kindergarten friend is working on the Vowel tree. The vowel tree is tactile, engaging way to teach and practice decoding words. This manipulative can be used with beginning readers to more advanced readers.
The direct purpose of the sandpaper letters is to teach the child sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory.   

REMINDERS:

Book share is every Friday!

Friday I will be sending out Halloween party sign ups!

Please keep ALL toys in car or at home!! Thank you!!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/ September 19,2010/Ms.Kate

Hello, Hello!! I hope all of you are having a fantastic week like we are!! This week’s theme was all about kindness and respect. I really love both of these lessons, because all of our discussions, crafts, books, and lessons, really makes an impact on your kiddos. Kindness is a key ingredient that enhances positivity and helps children feel good about themselves…Children with a positive outlook have a greater attention spans, more willingness to learn, and better creative thinking to improve results at school!

Our new friend is working on the spindle box.The spindle boxes have important purposes of reinforcing the idea that the symbols represent certain quantities of separate objects, introducing the concept zero and it’s symbol, and reinforcing the sequence of the numerals.
The direct purpose of the sandpaper letters is to teach the child the sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory.
One of our kindergarten students is working on the Vowel tree. This work is a tactile, and engaging way to teach and practice decoding words.

REMINDERS: Don’t forget our school field trip is tomorrow! Please make sure all lunches are bagged lunches. Also, please make sure your child is wearing appropriate shoes for the farm!

Please make sure your child leaves ALL toys at home or in the car. Thank you!!!

 


Take A Peek Into Our Week/September 13,2019/Ms.Kate

Happy Friday everyone!!

What a great week we had!! Our theme for the week was all about Community Helpers! We had fun learning about Doctors, dentists, librarians, mail carriers, construction workers, and teacher’s! We also had fun making some really cool crafts with Ms. Amanda. This week we have been continuing working on our Grace and Courtesy lessons. TGIF!!!

Our different Continent map puzzles have been a big hit in our class this year so far!! When using our different map puzzles your child will gain fine motor skills, and recognition of the different countries.
One of our new friends is working on our Go Together cards. This material explores the concepts of association and recognizing things that go together.
Why teach about syllables? Dividing words into parts, or ” chunks” helps speed the process of decoding. Knowing the rules for syllable division can teach students read words more accurately and fluently. Understand syllables can also help students learn to spell words correctly.

 

REMINDERS:

Next week is our field trip!! Don’t forget to turn in your field trip forms!!!

Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate shoes. That means no open toe, and that they are able to put their shoes on and off by themselves!

Have a super weekend!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/September 5,2019

Welcome back everyone!! I can’t believe how fast our first two weeks went by!! Our first week was all about Grace and Courtesy. We learned how to roll and unroll our mats, carry a tray, how to sit in a chair correctly while sitting at the table, opening and closing the door the right way, and lots lots more!! Together we also made our own classroom rules!! This week our theme was Apple’s. Together we learned about the life cycle of the Apple, the different parts of the Apple, different foods you can make with apples, and lots of fun crafts with Ms. Amanda!!!

The Metal Insets are used to help with pencil control, to refine hand movements in preparation for writing.
Our different animal puzzles are designed to stimulate the child’s interest in the natural world and help them identify the animals represented and is a hands on opportunity to learn the anatomical parts of each animal.
The Dressing Frames primary purpose is to teach children how to dress themselves through mastering different clothing fasteners. This process also test’ s a child’s hand eye coordination and fine motor skills, as they work with each material.

Ms.Amanda’s Enrichment Corner!

Today was our first week in art!!! Ms.Dana went over the classrooms expectations and then we got to decorate our name tags. It was super fun!!
This week in science class we each got to help out Mr. John! We added baking soda to a balloon, and then shook it into a bottle full of vinegar. When the vinegar mixed with the baking soda, it blew up the balloon! It was so cool!!

Take A Peek into Our Last Week!/ Ms. Kate/May 30, 2019

oh my goodness you guys… how this school year just flew by!! I have loved every monent with your kiddos this year!! Each and everyone of them is so beyond special to me in such different ways that i will never forget them! For those of you who are coming back next year.. YAY I have more time with you!! This week was all about just spending quality time together. We wanted this last week  to be able to sit back and enjoy the kids, and get more snuggles in! We also had such a blast with field day playing board games, sharing our favorite toy, and having fun with different water games!

love this kid so much!! I was so lucky to be his teacher for four years!!!  
Having fun playing a game of trouble! 
Nothing like a game of Candy Land to bring some smiles to these cuties! 
Connect Four anyone:)  
Playing such an awesome cooperative dinosaur game!!  
  
  

what a blast we had playing with water on field day!!! Thank you to all of my parent volunteers for making this day so great!!! I hope that everyone has such a wonderful, fun, and safe summer!! Miss you already!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/May 22, 2019

These past two weeks have flown by!! Last week we had a blast with grandparents day! Everyone had so much fun watching science experiments by Mr. John,creating four different crafts, exploring the book fair, and spending time in our room working together!! Grandparents was also our theme for that week as well! Together we read books, lead discussions about what makes are grandparents so special to us, and had fun creating crafts for our grandparents!!!

  

        

This week is all about the farm!! Our class is so excited about our field trip on friday!! Together we have lead discussions about all of the different types of farms there are in our country!We also have  been reading some great books on the different animals you would see on a farm, baby animals, and the different jobs people have if they worked on a farm.

this little cutie has been working so hard on our Nomenclature cards. When working on these she is learning how to sort, categorize, and learn the different names of the animals. she is also writing out all of the name cards, which is a great extension to this card work!  
When working on our continent puzzles the child is introduced to a sensorial activity related to working with the countries/continents of the world. They also stimulate an interest in the systematic study of the world and its people. The child also gains focus and concentration skills. 
This guy right here is reading his first Dr. Seuss book!! He has been working so hard this year on his letters, word building, and with his reading!! Way to go!!  

REMINDERS:

Tomorrow is book share day!!

Friday is our fiels trip, so please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes! Also, please pack a brown bag lunch!

Today I sent an email out about our last day of school so don’t forget to check those out!!!

 


Take A Peek into Our Week/Ms. Kate/May 9, 2019

Wow!! I can’t believe we only have a few short weeks left of the school year… its flown by! This week was all about space! We had so much fun learing about our 8 planets, the moon, sun, the space shuttle, the international space station, stars and constellations, as well as astronaunts. During our week we read some AMAZING books, had fun with crafts, and also watched some really cool videos of people washing their hair, brushing their teeth, sleeping, and life in the space shuttle!! What a fun week we had!!

When working on the geometric solids the child will use the appropriate languge for each geometric solid.
In the early stages, the purpose of the Binomial Cube is less focused on the complex mathematics behind the material, and rather is to provide a challenge for a child’s ability to find patterns and relationships between the blocks.  
Our cutie here is working on our sandpaper letters. When working on this it teaches the sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory.  
When working with the Addition Snake game the child is able to memorize their addition math facts in a fun way!!The goal of this work is to turn the colorful snake into a golden snake by counting to ten!  
The Stamp game directly corresponds to the golden bead material which gives the child exposure to the decimal system. It is just more abstract, yet concretely demonstrates the maths process to young children. It prepares the child for pencil and paper work, and memorization of facts.  

REMINDERS;

Tomorrow is book share day!!

If you haven’t turned in your permission slip yet for the field trip, they are due TOMORROW!!

 


Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/April 18th, 2018

Yay! We are officially starting the international festival practice and festivities! Last week we had fun focusing on Denmark,Austria,France,and The Netherlands.We had fun reading amazing books, learning how to say hello, goodbye, please, and thank you in the different languages.We also have been practining our songs and lines!!This week we had fun exploring Sweden, Belgium,Ukraine, Hungary, and Russia!! WE had fun learning about each countries flag,the different traditions they celebrate, and the different foods that they eat! It has been such a fun couple of weeks!

Our friend is working on the Geometric Solids. The Geometric Solids are a key part of the sensorial curriculum area, allowing the children to understand 3D shapes by making them tangible objects.
When working on the Red Rods the child will develop visual and muscular perception of length.
our friend is working on one of our pattern works. Patterns help us make predictions based on our obsverations; this is an impotant skill in math. Understanding patterns help prepare children for learning complex number concepts and mathematical operations.
One of our KIndergarten students is working on her journal. Journal writing with young children serve five major purposes: 1) it teaches children that their thoughts, feelings, and words can be transferred from their minds onto paper for others to see and read.2) children learn to value writing, and to respect the writing of others. 3) Journal writing gives children REAL and RELEVANT opportunities to learn conventions of print. 4) children need to experiment with letters, letter sounds, and inventive spelling in a nin-threatening way. 5) Writing gives children time to practice the fine motor control that will help them become better writiers!
When working on Blue Rhyming  the child is learning the necessary vowel sounds and consonant blends. 
our little cutie is working on our Land, Water, and Air cards. This is such a fun and hands on Geography lesson that helps the child understand the concept of Land, water, and air.  

REMINDERS:

Tomorrow is book share!

Next Friday is our field trip! If you have not turned in your form, then please do ASAP!!!

NO SCHOOL Monday the 22nd!