Saturday, February 27, 2010


As you know, we have been learning about feeling words recently in class. This week we played with some balls that have different faces on them. We took turns throwing them to each other and telling a time that we feel that way. It was fun to come up with different situations for the different emotions. This is a great skill to continue practicing at home. Use a variety of emotion words around your house. Knowing different feelings words allows kids to express themselves more clearly which often leads to less frustration!

Enjoy some pictures of our game!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Washing our Hands

One of the things we have been focusing on in class recently is washing our hands correctly. Many of us just get some soap on our hands and immediately run them under the water. Miss Stephanie tells us that is not the right way to wash our hands! She says that is not actually getting them clean!

We have been working on the correct way to wash our hands:
-Turn on the water (it should be warm)
-Get your hands wet
-Get soap on your hands
-Rub your hands together all over (front, back, fingers, thumbs)
-Count to 10 while rubbing
-Rinse them under the water
-Dry your hands

(Hands should really be washed for longer than 10 seconds, but we are taking baby steps. 10 seconds is better than just running them under the water quickly and being done!)

Miss Stephanie really wants us to practice this at home and sat school to help keep us healthy!

Check out the video below!

Check out two videos of friends washing hands to help remind us what to do!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

This week we participated in many Valentine's Day activities. The most fun was the party! On Thursday afternoon and Friday we enjoyed passing out treats that we brought for our friends. We practiced recognizing our friends names while passed out the valentines we brought. We also practiced saying "thank you" to everyone who gave us a treat.

Thank you to everyone who brought in treats and juice for us to share at snack time. We enjoyed all the yumminess!

Enjoy the slideshow of pictures.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


This week we have been talking about feelings. Each class brainstormed different emotions and we came up with examples of when you feel that emotion. We came up with some pretty creative responses! During the week we made sure to use emotion words as much as possible. This is something you can do at home.

For example:
"Oh. I see you are frustrated because you cannot keep playing with your toys right now."
"I get grumpy too when I don't get what I want."
"It looks like that boy on TV is scared because the lights went out."

Have fun talking about feelings!