We began the week by looking at the color calendar on the bulletin board. We use red for Monday, orange for Tuesday, yellow for Wednesday, green for Thursday, and blue for Friday. This gives the children the opportunity to learn the days of the week, review the colors in English and learn them in Spanish, as well. Mrs. McIvor sang many songs with us. Our two favorites are "I'm a Little Teapot" and the "Chicken Dance!"
On Tuesday, we met the Physical education coaches (Coach Pope, Coach Cameron, and Coach Every) and had great fun playing the "freeze Game" which incorporates listening and following directions.
Fingerpainting is so much fun!! This gives the children a sensory experience and we talked about red, which is called "rojo" in Spanish.
We read Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright Disgusting, but INViSIBLE Germs by Judith Rice. We talked about the the importance of washing our hands thoroughly. Then we made VISIBLE germs by folding a paper in half and dropping "little dots of paint" onto it. The children folded the paint together
The Charger Cheerleaders visited our classroom early on Friday morning.
Make new friends, but keep the old! One is silver and the other is gold. Our class has added a new friend and he stopped by with his parents for an orientation visit.
We read many more books, and walked to the library to meet Mrs. Smay. The Fantastic Fish listened to Mrs. Gootson read, Will I Have a Friend by Miriam Cohen. Whew!! It was a busy week and we are just getting started. Buckle up your seat belts for a year filled with hands on learning!!
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - THURSDAY,
JANET ROOT THEATRE
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
We eat snack Monday through Thursday in the exploratorium. It is a time to have conversations and use manners! What do we do for snack on Fridays? Come to Back to School Night on 9/1 and you will find out!
Next week we will meet the Physical Education coaches, have Music with Mrs. McIvor, and listen to a story read by Mrs. Gootson! Check the blog each week for the adventures of the Fantastic Fish as they grow, discover, and learn!
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