September, 2017

John Kotradi

Did you ever have that feeling of impending doom?  These past two weeks have gone sooooooo well in the classroom.  Almost “too” well, like the calm before the storm…waiting for that proverbial shoe to drop. We will let you know of further developments!  We are done going over ground rules and will be going over healthy habits next week.

 

The ever popular Pink Tower found in our Sensorial area.  The Pink Tower helps develop fine motor skills and hones visual discrimination.  It also helps develop the concept of quantity.

 

The Trinomial Cube can be found in our Sensorial area which is the the precursor to the math area.  This work develops fine motor skills, visual discrimination of color and shape, and prepares for algebra and squaring cubes.

 

The Movable Alphabet strengthens word building skills which aids in journaling and reading.  This work is found in our language area.

 

Math is nothing more than quantity, symbols, and patterns.  This material, cards and counters, as you can see enforces the three concepts of math previously mentioned.  It also introduces the concept of odd and even.

 

Science! The chemical reaction of combining baking soda and vinegar inflated the balloons.  Some great hypothesis were given on the first day of science.  Your child may not be able to pronounce this word but they know what it is.  Sorry about the blurry picture.  We put extra baking soda in the balloon and the balloon filled very quickly.  This student thought the balloon would pop!

 

 

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