11/4 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

This week in science class, Mr. John taught us about surface tension! We poured some pepper into a bowl of water, and then placed a cotton swab covered in dish soap into the bowl. We observed the pepper move away from the dish soap. Thank you for such a fun science class!


10/28 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

This week in art class, we drew owls with markers and used water colors to paint them. Thank you Ms. Dana for such a fun art class!


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!


10/21 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

 

 

In music class, Ms. Lisa talked about how we have a choice, so we were given the choice between two different instruments. Thank you for a fun  music class!


10/14 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

 

 

In art, we got to make pumpkins using crayons and watercolors! Ms. Dana has been teaching us to use texture in our artwork every week. Thank you for such a fun art class, we can’t wait for next week!


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!!


10/7 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

 

This week in music we used the tambourines and scarves to match the beat in different songs. Some songs were smooth and some songs were choppy. Thank you Ms. Lisa for a great music class!


9/30 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

 

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

We had a great time in art class! Ms. Dana had us rotate through stations and explore with different types of materials such as paint, markers, and play dough. Thank you for a fun week in art class!


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!!


9/23 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

 

Enrichment Spotlight: Science

 

This week in science class, Mr. John mixed water, food coloring, baby oil, and salt in a bottle to teach us about density. Afterwards, we got to pretend to be in the experiment! Thanks for a fun science class Mr. John!