Weekly Update 12/16-12/20

This week we’ve been talking about how to make clothing. Mrs Bassett visited the classroom with her sewing machine and each child had the opportunity to learn about the different parts of the machine.

Our small groups this week were a little but different! The students decorated bags, made slime, decorated graham cracker cookies, and read holiday books.

Our social emotional curriculum focused on reminding students about the classroom rules and friendship skills. We practiced how to get a friends attention, how to ask for a toy, and how to invite a friend to play with you.

I hope everybody has a wonderful break!

Reminders

December 23-January 6 — No school (Winter break)

Weekly Update 12/9-12/13

This week we talked about how we take care of clothes. We discussed the different ways that people might wash their clothes and what types of soaps they might use. The students got to experiment with different types of soap (liquid, pod, and bar soap) to wash dirty socks. We also had two special visitors come to talk about the types of clothing that they wear. Ms Peggy brought in her 9-month old son, Henry, and her sister, Ms Martha, works in a dental office and talked about her scrubs!

 

In small group this week the students practice writing their names and clothing words with magnet letters, making letters and writing words in shaving cream, and retelling The Gingerbread Man. Ask you child if they can tell you the story about The Gingerbread Man at home!

Our social emotional  curriculum focused on The Touching Rule which says: A person should never touch your private body parts except to keep you healthy. We talked about what it means to keep you healthy and who can touch your private body parts to keep you healthy (Mom, Dad, Doctor).

Reminders

December 17 — No School (PLC)

December 23 – January 6 — No School (Winter Break)

Weekly Update 12/3-12/6

This week we began discussing the features of clothes. We talked about the various sizes of clothing, how we can find out what size something is, the features of our shoes, and things that hold clothes together. Officer Chassidy came to visit to show us the different parts of her uniform and talk to us about how she helps to keep us safe.

 

During small groups, students played a clothing memory game, worked on graphing different features of their clothing, and practiced sequencing by size using various sizes of clothing.

Our social emotional lessons focused on how to be a caring and helpful friend and accidents. We discussed how some things are done accidentally (spilling milk, bumping into a friend, knocking over a tower) and how a friend can help if they have an accident (clean up the spill, apologize to a friend, help build the tower again).

Reminders

December 17 — No School (PLC)

December 23-January 6 — No School (Winter Break)