This week was a blast! We learned all about Bats and other animals that might be considered ” creepy”. We read the book ” Stellaluna” , which tells the story of little bat who is adopted by a family of birds, which led into our discussion about the differences between bats and birds and we learned about the Parts Of The Bat. We also had a wonderful time at our Halloween Party!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-Discuss Family traditions and celebrations.
-Discuss how every family is unique and special.
-Discuss how pets are also part of our families.
This week, our class enjoyed learning all about leaves! They enjoyed learning about the parts of a leaf, why the leaves change color, and we even enjoyed shading leaves with crayons! We also learned about the season of Fall! We had so much fun!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-Learning the parts of the Bat.
-Learning about echolocation, and how it helps certain species of bats see in the dark.
-Making a Ven Diagram comparing bats to birds.
In handwriting , the children are continuing to make progress in writing in cursive! We currently have worked on I through Q, practicing writing the letters by themselves, then writing a sentence containing the letter we are working on that day. The Kindergarten students have also been asking me to write more words once they are finished! Please keep encouraging your children to practice their handwriting at home as well! I’m so proud of their progress!
This week was a lot of fun in our classroom! We learned all about pumpkins, the parts of the pumpkin, and we also learned the song “Five Little Pumpkins”! We even enjoyed making pumpkin muffins together!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-All About Fall
-Learning all about the parts of the leaf.
This week we learned All About Farm Life! The children enjoyed learning all about what animals live on a farm, what farmers grow, and some ASL and Spanish words for farm animals. The children also enjoyed watching a video clip of a baby chick being born and making their own butter to taste test! So much fun!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-Learning all about pumpkins.
-Making pumpkin muffins.
-How do pumpkins grow?
-Learning the poem “Five Little Pumpkins”
Parent Education Night Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30pm You can register to attend and for childcare by clicking this link
This week our classroom was very busy and full of fun! We learned all about community helpers. The children enjoyed learning what a community helper is and the different jobs they can have. We learned that police keep us safe. We also learned that without construction workers we wouldn’t have our school building. We also enjoyed having parents come and speak to our class about how they help our community! The children also enjoyed learning some words in French with Ms. Mel during afternoon group time.
A Peek At Next Week: All about Farms! Students will learn all about what it takes to run a farm, what animals are on the farm and we will even make butter together. We will also learning ASL farm vocabulary.
This week in our classroom, we learned All About Apples! The students enjoyed learning about the life cycle of the apple. We discovered apples are ripe in the Fall, and apple trees sprout beautiful flowers in the Spring! We also discussed different things that can be made from apples and the names of the different parts of the apple.
A Peek Into Next Week:All About Community Helpers
-What do community helpers do for us?
-Hearing from guest speakers who are Community Helpers
-How do we call 911?
-Learning French with Ms. Mel!
This week we learned all about each other! We discussed what makes each of us unique and special, we played a “Baby Picture Guessing Game”, and we practiced saying our full names. The children also enjoyed learning several Japanese words and phrases with Ms. Mel during our afternoon group times with preschool students.
A Peek Into Next Week: All about Apples!
Making homemade apple sauce.
Hearing the story “Little Bear’s Star”.
Conducting and apple experiment.
Learning about the parts of the Apple.
Ramseyer Farm Field Trip Friday, September 22. Please make sure your child is in tennis shoes and is dressed for the weather. Please send lunches in a disposable container with disposable items. We will be unable to warm up leftovers at the farm.
This week we continued our introduction to Ground Rules and Grace and Courtesy. The children are becoming more and more comfortable in the classroom and are quickly making friends! Our work periods are becoming a little longer and the children’s concentration and independence is growing more every day! The children also enjoyed learning a few words in Chinese with Ms. Mel during Pre-School Afternoon Group Time!
Working on the Introduction to The Golden Beads! This material gives the child and introduction to place values and numbers and quatities beyond 10!
Ms. Mel taught the children how to say “Hello” and the words for “Mom”, “Dad”, and “Baby”. She also read the children a story about three little bunnies and a wolf in Chinese and had the children act it out during work time!
Practicing pouring! Like many Practical Life materials, the child pours the material from left to right, which will indirectly prepare them for reading.
A Peek at Next Week :
-“ Who’s Baby Picture Is This?” guessing game. (Be sure to send in a baby picture of your child with them this week.)
-Discussing what makes each of us special: hair color, eye color, likes and dislikes, our birthdays, our names, our emotions, etc.
-Graphing our differences such as hair and eye color.
-Practicing saying our full names.
-Learning our birth dates.
This week in our classroom was wonderful! We spent much time together exploring the classroom and the building, learning classroom rules, learning all about grace and courtesy, all about kindness and manners, and Ms. Mel even shared with us a little bit about South Korea! Ms. Mel and I have also enjoyed getting to know all of our new students and reconnecting with our returning friends!
Working on the Red Knobless Cylinders! This material helps the child learn to build their sense of order and concentration. In addition, the child learns to build from thickest piece to the thinest piece and strengthens their pincer grip.
Learning to roll a rug neatly! The children have been learning to take care of our classroom and to take responsibilty for cleaning up their own work.
Ms. Mel showing some preschool students the continent where her homeland of Korea is located. She also taught them how to say “hello” in Korean and how to sing “Baby Shark” in Korean as well!
A Peek Into Next Week: -Continue going over Ground Rules.
-Making a list of Classroom Rules together.
-Reading the book “There’s A Bird On Your Head!”
-Learning our manners
-Learning songs to remind us when to say ” Please” and “Thank You” and “Excuse Me”.