A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of May 14th

This week, we learned All About Birds! We learned that all birds have a beak, two wings, two legs, have feathers, and are warm blooded. We also learned that not all birds fly! We also learned the french song ” Alouette” which is a song about a lark and and we also learned the Parts of The Bird.

 

Working on shading colors from darkest to lightest using Color Box 3!
This shy little one just completed an extention of the Pink Tower and Brown Stair!
Practicing recognizing initial sounds using the I Spy Basket!

 

Grandparents Day!

 

Thank you to all the wonderful grandparents who came on Thursday to spend the morning with your grandchild! It was such a wonderful morning!

 

A Peek Into Next Week:

-All About Reptiles and Amphibians

 

 


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of May 7th

This week, we learned all about Mammals. We learned the mammals are warm blooded, breathe oxygen from the air, and give birth to their babies. We learned that a Blue Whale is the largest animal in the world! We also learned that a Duck Billed Platypus is also a mammal, even though it lays eggs!

Working together to complete the 45 Layout! This material aides the child in understanding how to count by 1’s, 10’s , 100’s, and 1000’s. Later on, the child will take this knowledge and compose numbers into the 1000’s using the Golden Beads.
Working together on the fabric box! When working on this material, one child is blindfolded and tries to match the different fabrics by touch! This aides the child in developing their sense of touch!
Matching the letters of the Moveable Alphabet to the printed cursive letters on paper!
Working on the Musical Alphabet and the names of the notes on the Trebel Clef staff!
This little one is so focused on tracing her quatrefoil! This material aides the child in steadying their hand for Handwriting!

A Peek At Next Week:

-All About Birds


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of April 30th

This week, we learned all about Insects! We learned that insects have three segments to their body: head, thorax, and abdomen. They also have six legs and two antenna. We also learned about the Life Cycle of the Butterfly and how the butterfly starts of as an egg, then the egg hatches and out comes a caterpillar! The caterpillar then eats and eats and spins a chrysalis and after several weeks, emerges as a butterfly!

Working on her Visual Discrimination using the Knobbed Cylinders and combining all of the Cylinders togther for a challenge! This material helps indirectly prepare the child for the Math area as well!

 

Working on the Go-Together Cards! This material is a great pre-reading material!

 

Practicing her reading skills with Ms. Mel using Phonics Folder 1!

 

We made our own Butterfly Life Cycle depiction durring Pre-School Group Time on Thursday afternoon!

 

A Peek Into Next Week:

-All About Mammals

 


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of April 23

This week, we learned all about Outer Space! We learned the names of all the planets in our solar system. We also learned that our Sun is a star! We also learned that all the planets orbit the Sun! We also learned that one orbit of the Earth around the Sun takes one year! We also learned about the International Space Station and watched a video clip of Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon!

Working on the Triangle Box! When using this material the child construct an Equilateral Triangle in several different ways! This is also great preparation for Geometry later!

 

This child is perfecting his fine motor skills and pincer grip by using the Bead Drop work from the Practical Life area of the classroom!

 

This sweet girl said, ” Ms. Kristen, my mommy doesn’t know about the dwarf planets!” We decided to write their names down so she could show her mommy later!

A Peek Into Next Week:

-All About Insects


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of April 16th

This week, we continued our study of Asia! We learned that the Yangtze River is in China, and we read a story about a little duck named Ping, who lived on a boat on the Yangtze River! We also had a special visitor come at talk to us about what it was like to live in India! We learned that in India, people sometimes ride elephants! We also learned that tigers live in Asia, but the majority of the tigers who are in captivity are actually in the United States!

Working on matching the objects from the Initial Sound Box to their corresponding initial sound using the Sandpaper Letters!

 

So proud of her work on the 100 Board! This work aides the child in counting to 100 and learning the order of numeration!

 

Working on drawing some of the flags of Asia! We had so much fun preparing for the International Festival!

 

A Peek Into Next Week:

-All About Outer Space


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of April 9th

This week, we learned all about Asia! We learned that in Japan, baseball is becoming a popular sport! We also learned that in India children often take automated rickshaws to school, which is a very small car, almost like a golf cart.  We also learned that in China, they make rice cakes called nian-gao! We also visited some of the countries we are representing using Google Earth!

Working on learning the Cardinal Directions by matching the labels to the signs hanging up in the classroom!

 

Working on the Addition Strip Board! This material is a more concrete way for the child to practice their addition facts!
This sweet girl is practicing counting by 2’s and drawing her own 2 Bead Chain!

A Peek Into Next Week:

– Learning More About Asia


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of April 2nd

This week, we continued to learn all about Australia! We learned that in Australia, people greet one another by saying ” G’day!”. We also read a story about a baby kangaroo called ” Pouch”, and we learned that baby kangaroos are carried by their mothers in a pouch on their body. We also learned that Australia used to be called New Holland!

Proud of his shoe tying!

 

Matching the Geometric Solids to their bases! This material aides the child in refining their perception of two demensional forms. It is also indirect preparation for geometry!

 

Proud of her work on the Snapping Frame! This material is designed to teach the child how to fasten clothing with snaps. In addition, it aides the child in developing their concentration, coordination, and independence.

 

Working on cursive lower case letter formation from the Handwriting area!

 

These two sweet girls are working on the 9 Tray together! This material is designed to reinforce the naming of quantities and symbols. The child counts by 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s and ends with discovering there are 10 hundreds in 1000, 10 tens that make up 100, and 10 units that make up one ten!

 

Reid’s dad came to read us a story about a little boy who wanted to be a Hippopatamus! So fun!

 

Anna, a former student in our classrom, came to visit and read to us!

A Peek Into Next Week:

– All About Asia


A Peek At Our Week | Ms. Kristen’s Class | Week of March 20th

This week, we began to learn about Australia. We learned that Australia’s Summer is durring our Winter here in Ohio! We also learned that kangaroos, wombats, and koalas live in Australia! Ms. Mel also practiced some Japanese vocabulary with our students durring our Afternoon Group Lesson Time! We also had so much fun on our Pajama and Movie Day!

This sweet girl is practicing writing her numbers using the chalkboard! I watched her as she traced each sandpaper number with her fingers and then copied the numbers onto her chalk board!
This child is working on the Addition Snake Game! She is using this material to add groups of numbers to make denominations of ten!
These two friends are working together to trace the Map of South America Puzzle!

 

Mason’s Grandma’s both came to read to us!  

 

A Peek At The Week After Spring Break:

-Continuing to learn about Australia.

-Beging practicing for the Festival

 


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week Of March 12th

This week, we learned all about Ohio! We learned that Ohio is the name of our state and it’s capital city is Columbus. We also learned that our state bird is the Cardinal and our state flower is the Carnation! We also learned that our state tree is the Buckeye Tree, which is why Ohio is refered to as the Buckeye State! Did you know that Iroquois tribe also gave Ohio it’s name? The children also enjoyed learning some Chinese phrases and words with Ms. Mel durring our Afternoon Group Time! We also had some fun on Friday reading some St. Patrick’s Day stories!

Working on the Sushi transfer work from the Practical Life Area! Using the chopsticks to move the pieces of sushi from one bowl to the other aides the child in developing their senses of order, concentration, coordination, and independence!

 

Practicing Yoga using our Yoga mat and cards. Yoga helps the child to develop self-regulation, gross-motor skill, and concentration!

 

Copying our classroom calendar!

 

Working on the Handwashing Work from the Practical Life Area! When working on this material, the child learns to remember and follow multiple-step instructions in order to complete the activity on their own!

 

These two friends are working on the Triangle Box together! While working on this material, the child discovers differerent figures which can can be constructed from right angle scalene and obstuse angle scalene triangles! It is also indirect preparation for Geometry!

 

Our class also had a visit from a tricky Leprechaun who made a mess in our classroom!

A Peek Into Next Week:

-All About Australia

 


A Peek At Our Week| Ms. Kristen’s Class| Week of March 6th

This week , we leared about Dr. Seuss and read several of his books! We learned that Dr. Seuss’ real name was Theodore Seuss Giesel, but his father had wanted him to be a doctor, so he called himself Dr. Seuss. We enjoyed reading “Green Eggs and Ham”, and the children enjoyed taste testing green eggs! We also read “Oh The Places You’ll Go!” and I asked the children where they would travel if they could travel anywhere in the world. My favorite answers were “Target” and “My sister’s Karate class!”. Ms. Mel also practiced Korean with the children during her afternoon group time!

These two friends are so proud of their work on the 100 Board! This material is designed to teach the child to count to 100 and the order of numeration!
Matching the Geometric Solids to cards that show the shape of their base! This is great indirect preparation for Math!
Taste testing Green Eggs from Green Eggs and Ham! They were so good!

 

A Peek Into Next Week:

-All About Ohio.

-What is our State Bird?

-What does our state flag look like?