Friday, September 24, 2010

Apple, Turtles and Surveys!

We had a very busy week this week! We started off the week by tasting and graphing our favorite type of apples. We tasted Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples. Most of the kids in both classes liked the Pink Lady apples the best. We also took a survey of different adults in the building and most people liked red and green apples the best. With our graphing and surveying, we got to practice "most" and "least" and were able to determine which apples are the most popular.

In the afternoon class, we had two surprise visitors with our Family of the Week! Two turtles came to visit and we got to see them and learn about them.

We all practiced patterning this week. This is a great and easy skill to practice at home. You can make all kinds of patterns! If you are eating dinner, you can pattern: carrot, green bean, corn, carrot, green bean corn, carrot, green bean corn. Or in the car you can pattern sounds: clap, snap, clap, snap, clap, snap.

Don't forget to spend some time as a family this weekend working on your take home packs. You have them until Wednesday and there are some fun and educational activities that your family will enjoy!

Check out the slideshow below to see the fun we had this week!



Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 17

We had a very busy and fun-filled week this week!

On Friday we spent our Small Group time thinking of names for our fish and then voting on them.

In the morning class, we picked out the name for our yellow fish. We decided on sunny.

In the afternoon class, we picked names for three fish. For our silver fish, the names the kids came up with were: Purple, Turtle, Fred, and Scooby Doo. Scooby Doo won! For our orange fish, the names the kids came up with were: Paula, Ballerina, Nemo, and Ariel. Nemo won! For our blue and orange fish, the names the kids came up with were: Brendan, Princess, Green, Soul Train. Soul Train won!

The kids voted by placing a post-it with their name on it on top of the name they liked best. Then we talked about more and less and counted all of the post-its to find the winners.

We also did several other fun activities this week! Check out the slideshow below to find out what we were up to!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Second Week and Picture Walk

Sorry for the late post from last week! We had a very successful second week of school.

We participated in a picture walk on Thursday. We picked a book (Clifford) and looked at the cover and "walked" through the book without reading the words. While doing our walk, we talked about the pictures and what they could mean. We made predictions about what the book was about and what was happening on each page of the book based on what we saw. After that, we read the book and then looked back at our predictions to see if we were close. This is a great strategy to use at home before reading bed time stories!

Below you will find the slideshow with other pictures of the fun we had this week!

Friday, September 3, 2010

First Week

Here are the rest of the pictures of us learning about our classroom this week. We have learned a lot about the routine of the classroom and how to play at the different centers. We even learned how to clean up at each of the centers and we are doing a really good job looking at the pictures to see where everything goes!

We hope you enjoy the slideshows of pictures of what we have been up to this week!



Thursday, September 2, 2010

First Day of School

We had a wonderful first day of school on Wednesday! Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate, but regardless of the rain, we enjoyed ourselves. We had circle time, learned about a few of the centers, read books, ate snack, danced and sang! We even drew pictures of ourselves to look back on at the end of the year.

Here are some slideshows of the first day of school!

I always encourage you to comment on the posts and let us know what you think!

Also, there is an updated Helping Hands list on the side of the page. Thank you to everyone who has helped with supplies for the classroom!

AM Class

PM Class

Open House

Thank you to everyone who came to visit for Open House. I enjoyed seeing kids and families and I'm glad you had the opportunity to see the classroom!

Check out the slideshow below to see some of the fun we had!