Peek into the Cherry Blossom Classroom – week of 9/5/22

Our Focus Topic:

This week we learned all about our 5 Senses! Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching! We know that we use our 5 senses to explore the world around us every day. We use our sense of seeing when we match our matching cards or complete patterns in Language. We use our sense of hearing to match Sound Cylinders in Sensorial. We use our sense of touching to match our fabric box with a blindfold and to feel different temperatures with the Thermic Tablets. But our favorite activities this week were smelling spices and tasting foods! We took turns voting if we liked the smells and tastes!

Do we like the smell of cumin?
We loved the sour taste of lemon!

Preschool Lesson:

Our younger Blossoms learned about Emotions this week with Ms. Sam! We talked about feeling words, showed feelings on our faces, and were introduced to our new Feeling Pages in the classroom. Whenever we are having big feelings we can take a Feeling Page, color the feeling, and draw a picture of why on the back! These pages will come home in folders and can be a great start for conversations at home!

How are you feeling today?
Ms. Sam was feeling happy to be at school with friends!

Kindergarten Lesson:

Our older Blossoms continued their study on Cardinal Directions with Mr. John this week, as well as added information about hemispheres. They were very proud to tell us about the Equator and the Prime Meridian.

Reader’s Workshop is working on either beginning sounds or picture to word matching, while in Writer’s Workshop students are creating a class book about the playground as well as their individual books. In Handwriting, students learned how to form lowercase i and t in cursive.

Mr. John practicing sight words with the Kindergarteners.


Happy Birthday to our newest 4 year old!

What are we working on in the classroom?

Our Kindergarten students were introduced to their Kindergarten Binders this week. These binders will serve as their Kindergarten portfolio where we will showcase all of their hard work!
This Second Year Preschooler is grinding coffee beans using a mortar and pestle. We worked on scooping the coffee beans and then grinding them down as much as we could. Our classroom smelled wonderful!
This First Year Preschooler is sorting families into the correct color houses! Our students enjoy talking about their own families while completing this work!

Enrichment Spotlight – Science!

Mr. John taught us about carbon dioxide this week with a fun experiment that used the gas to fill balloons for us to take home!

Peek into Next Week!

Focus Topic: Living and Non-Living and North America

Preschool Lesson: Me in the World

Kindergarten Lesson: North America

Letter of the Week: Mm

Important Dates:

September 21: Picture Day

September 30: Field Trip to Ramseyer Farm

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