Friday, October 30, 2015

Unit 5: Fall into Fall

We are continuing learning about fall, pumpkins, and fall harvest.  This week we went to the school wide pumpkin patch.  Students loved pick the pumpkin that was just right for them.

Can you tell we were excited to pick our pumpkins?

Big? Small? Oh so many pumpkins to choose from.

We found our pumpkins.

We picked a good bunch of pumpkins.  During the week we measured the circumference of our pumpkins with unifix cubes, counting bears, and tiles.  Students did an excellent job measuring and counting.

With the weather getting cooler in temperature and learning about fall, Curiosity had to start wearing a jacket.

We ended our week with our school's costume parade in celebration for Halloween.  We also earned all of our paw points for a celebration. Thank you families who came to take photos and bring in treats for our celebration.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Unit 4 Faces and Places in Our Community

These past two weeks we have been learning about communities and people who work in communities.  This week I have been able to see huge growth in the students academically and social and emotionally.

This week when students wrote their plans for Plan & Play, majority of students began trying to write the word of their play area. 

Students created their own restaurants.

Students used roads, buildings, vehicles,and little people to create their own community. One student used the road to create the letter "u" (which is our letter this week).

Students took on community helper roles while using puppets. This last week of the unit students put on puppet shows for each other.  They were great puppeteers and audience.

We also learned about maps and how maps change over time. Students used the car rug as a map while creating their own scenarios Witt the wooden cars and signs.

We learned about the letter "c" and the letter "u." Students love finding the letters we have learned in print and writing the letters on their own.

During centers students worked with each other with puzzle pieces to make a a fire engine.

This week we learned about the letter "u." We sorted pictures by sound and drew pictures that began with /u/. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Unit 3 Family Matters

This week we finished unit 3 and the students have grown so much in their fine motor skills.  We learned about the letter H as well as how to paint at the painting easels. 

Here I am demonstrating how we use the painting easels. Students loved painting.

Here our their painted H.

We learned about homes for people and all objects. Here are students pictures of homes for all objects. A favorite from the story is cookies live in a cookie jar.

This week we learned about squares- objects that are squares as well as drawing squares. Here is an open art project where students created their own design with just squares. I learned about this project and art threory from a TK conference I attended this summer.