Thursday, September 27, 2012

Classroom Fun and Bubble Wrap Fun!

Check out some of what we did this week!

You will see that we have bubble wrap in the science area this week. Why bubble wrap!?! Well, first, because Miss Stephanie LOVES bubble wrap. But second, because it is a great fine motor activity. We have been practicing popping the bubbles with just our 3 fingers instead of our whole hand. It helps us develop strength and dexterity in our fingers! You can read about some other fine motor activities to do at home here!

What else you will see in this video:
-playing in the centers
-matching letters of the alphabet
-drawing on the Smartboard
-making patterns

I hope you have enjoyed the Deaf Awareness Week information! You can see them here as well! Feel free to share with your friends!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pete the Cat-Rocking My School Shoes

Today we had a new visitor in our classroom!

Pete the Cat came to visit! We came in this morning and Pete the Cat was sitting right there on Miss Stephanie's chair! Not only did he visit us, but he brought us a new book! Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. We got to read it during Circle Time!

In our class, we LOVE Pete the Cat. We love Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes and Pete the Cat Rocking His School Shoes. We thought Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons was hilarious today! He found out he has a belly button! Miss Stephanie even told us that there is a new book coming out at the end of September! Pete the Cat Saves Christmas! We are so excited for it!

Miss Stephanie even just ordered a bunch of Pete the Cat books from Scholastic because we tend to love our Pete the Cat books to death around here!

Last year, Miss Erin and Miss Stephanie recorded Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes and did a post about it here. We have another Pete the Cat post here

Here is our NEW Pete the Cat video:

You can also see some of our favorite videos with Eric Litwin, the author himself, reading the stories:

Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes

  Pete the Cat Rocking In My School Shoes

AND you can download Eric Litwin reading the stories right here on the Harper Collins website. It can also help you learn how to sing the songs! Four Groovy Buttons has quite the beat! You can learn it on this site. 

Fun in the Class and Smartboard Team Work

Sorry this post is a little late! But here are our photos from last week! Here is some of what you will see in the video:
-making patterns with unifix cubes
-Sorting hot and cold weather clothes on the SmartBoard
-Playing during work time
-Helping Mr. Rich our audiologist set up equipment
-A video of H, J, and G working on the Smartboard together!

Check out our photos from last week!