November, 2017

Kate Case

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!! This past week and a half has been super fun and busy! Last week our class was busy preparing for our classroom Thanksgiving Feast. Our class made homemade applesauce, homemade butter, and a yummy chicken casserole. Together we cut and sliced up the veggies we needed, worked hard on measuring out the right ingrediants, and putting everything together. When children are able to help prepare dinner or any meal with their family it gives the child a sense of purpose, understands how much time and love goes into preparing a meal, and gives them a sense of accomplishment. We had a wonderful feast! This week our class focused on winter and what it means. Together we discussed how winter happens, clothes that we would wear during this season, winter storms and blizzards, and how snow is formed! I also wanted to say how proud I am of how hard these kiddos have been working on gaining more freedom in the classroom! Way to go!!!!

Here our friends are slicing and chopping up the celery for our chicken casserole. When doing this the children are learning a one step direction, gaining fine motor skills, and feeling the sense of accomplishment.
our final preparation for the feast was making our friendship tablecloth! The children were able to draw their friends, family, or what they were thankful for!
Sand Trays are a creative way to help kids learn to write letters, numbers, shapes, and pre-writing strokes. There are a ton of different ways that writing trays can be set up and used in letter formation. Essentially, a sand tray uses a low container (or TRAY) and a medium that can be moved and shifted for writing. Our friend is working on one of our form drawing booklets that is an introduction to our cursive letters.
One of our kindergarten students is working on their handwriting booklet. This booklet teaches our children the swing letters, as well as the different strokes. This booklet shows the child how to place the cursive letters properly on the lined paper.
The direct aim of flower arranging is to teach the child to cut and arrange flowers. With this lesson the child is working on concentration, order, independence, and teaching them that there is beauty in our world.
I can’t express how much love I have for each and every one of my kiddos in my class! To see them grow in a different way every day, see the love and kindness in their heart, and watch as they grow into their own individual makes my heart melt. So very thankful:)

Take A Peek Into Next Week:

Next week our classroom theme is Christmas around the world. We will be studying how other countries celebrate this holiday, the different traditions of families, and how certain things came to be ( decorating a tree, singing carols, santa, and more)!

 

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