Weekly Update 4/22-4/26

We started a new study this week! We are talking about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to keep our planet clean and beautiful. This week we began by talking about what we already know about reducing, reusing, and recycling. We went on a trash walk around the school and picked up any trash that we saw and we talked about the importance of letting an adult pick up any trash that is outside.

During small groups the children counted junk items, made sculptures with junk items and used new words to describe them, and practiced predicting, counting, and writing numbers.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on ways that we could be kind to our classroom, the Earth, and our environment. We talked about how we could keep our classroom clean by picking up trash, cleaning the tables after a spill, and making sure that we use kind hands with our toys.

Reminders

April 30 — No school (PLC)

May 23 — Last day of School & Field Day (Make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing to participate in physical activities)

Weekly Update 4/12-4/15

This week we talked about how we can make noise with tubes. We discovered boomwhackers, and examined a flute and trumpet. We also got to visit the music room and talk about some tube instruments and participate in a song with the 2nd graders! We used egg shakers and then came back to the classroom and made our own.

Our small groups this week focused on turn taking, making music, and rhyming. Talk to your child about words that rhyme and encourage them to come up with their own! You can make real works or silly words with them to encourage this skill.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on being kind. We talked about how we can be kind to all friends all of the time and what it looks like to be kind throughout the day. The teachers gave out kindness stickers when we noticed a friend being kind this week.

Keep scrolling for pictures from our family event last week!

Reminder

April 19 & 22 – No school

April 30 — No school

Weekly Update 4/8-4/12

We had a fabulous time celebrating the Week of the Young Child! We had a different theme each day and ended with an awesome family event! We had: Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Family Friday. Take some time to ask your child what their favorite day was!

On Monday we made kazoos.

 

On Tuesday we did a taste test (lime, pineapple, pretzel, and frosting) and made dirt dessert.

On Wednesday we worked together to decorate banners and use the parachute outside.

On Thursday we decorated with new art materials and made puffy paint

I will add pictures from Family Friday to the blog next week!

Reminders

April 19 – No School

April 22 – No School

April 30 — No School

Weekly Update 4/1-4/5

This week we talked about who works with tubes and tunnels. We talked about scientists, firefighters, cafeteria staff, construction crews, and plumbers. The students got to conduct our own science experiment and take a field trip to to the kitchen to see how they use tubes!

In small groups this week, the students had an opportunity to use tubes to paint, practice lacing, and practice beading with beads and pipe cleaners. Beading and lacing are great ways to practice fine motor skills and hand eye coordination!

Our social emotional curriculum focused on how to solve a problem. The students practiced identifying the problem, using our calm down strategies, and thinking about ways that we could solve the problem. We learned that there are multiple ways that you can solve a problem and that you get to decide which one works best for you.

Reminders

April 12 – Family Socialization

April 19 & 22 — No School (Break)

April 30 — No School (PLC)