Take a peek at what we have been learning!
Social Studies& Units of StudyPresident's Day: We are learning about two important presidents found on our pocket money, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, to add to our classroom timeline.LiteracyPoetry Notebook:We are working on our "ABC Songs" book. Remember to keep your child's poetry books where they are easily accessible to your child!Writing skills:Your child should now be able to hear multiple sounds in each word and using punctuation such as periods and question marks.We have learned the correct lowercase stroke for letters A-P! Practice correct letter stroke for these lowercase letters at home. Visit the handwriting link on the website tab for help making individualized worksheets.Math ConceptsWe are learning to tell time to the hour on an analog clock.We are comparing lengths of objects using unifex cubes as a non-standard measurement.We are identifying the attributes of the quarter, dime, nickel and penny.Science & DiscoveryWe are observing our new fish aquarium. The students are learning the body parts of our class fish. Students also wondered if these fish came from the ocean, so we have been learning about ocean animals, too, and discovered that only certain types of fish can live in the salty water of the ocean.We are learning about our solar system. During a discussion about needing to take care of our planet, the students wondered if we could live on another planet if earth became too polluted. To find out, we have been reading about the other 8 planets and have several solar system models to manipulate in the science center. Students quickly decided that earth is a much better home for people!Learning CentersScience = NEW marble tower and solar system model!Puzzles = NEW solar system puzzles!Sand = NEW water has replaced sand in the table this week!Dramatic Play = NEW Veteranarian office or pet store... let your imagination decide!Writing = Letter writing to peers and teachers for our classroom mailboxMath = Discovery with pattern objects and manipulativesReading = Our library is organized by genre and authorBuilding = Blocks, tools and books make any structure possibleListening = Modeling fluency and book language.Wizard Work = Independent practice at literacy and math skillsArt = Watercolors, colored paper, crayons, chalk, crinkle scissors are available to little artists!Playdoh = Letter stamps build word skills as playdoh strengthens fine motor developmentWeek of: February 19-22