About the Week:
It has been another fun and eventful week! This week we began planning out our own magnetic toys. Students chose their materials and planned out what they want their toy to look like. In Language arts we covered the letters T and U as well as continuing to work on our early reader skills. In math we continued to focus on size shape and putting things in order. We have begun to create our own animals made from shapes of many different sizes. In social studies we have been working on a book about the places we see in our community. This book will be displayed in the school's annual book project. Yesterday we took our pictures for the yearbook. The students really enjoyed the experience of having the highschoolers help them and take their picture. Some of them were even asking if we could do it again! Next week has a lot of special events. Please check the reminders section for more details!
I hope you have a good weekend!
Asher- Fire: Red
Tsnym- Earth: Green
Kalin- Wind: Yellow
rAbout the Weeks:
Term 4 is under way and we have had a lot of special days. We went on a trip to job world and got to try out many different careers. We had book week and celebrated reading and books. Finally we had our Community field trip where we explored Cheongna. In class we have all been beginning to learn to read and write on our own. We have been exploring the world of magnets and our local community as well as learning more about size and shape. If you would like to see pictures from the special days this term please check the special events page.
- This Thursday is picture day! Please send you child to school in their cardigan and white polo shirt.
- The last Friday of this month we have a birthday party for Tsnym and Kalin. If you would like to bring cards or presents you are welcome to but not required to.
- All snacks brought to school should be healthy. Please do not send chocolate or cookies.
About The Week:
This week we learned all about dancers. The class learned that there are many different types of dance and that anyone can be a dancer. We tried out many different dance styles and added a dancer page to our job book. In Math we played a race to the top game where students had to combine two numbers and fill in the right numbered square. They had a lot of fun with this game. In language arts we focused on individual skill building. Some students were matching upper and lower case letters, some were identifying the beginning sounds in words, and others were working on building their oral vocabulary. In Science we focused on the sense of smell. We conducted an experiment were we made opinions on how things would smell based on looking at the item. Then we smelled each item and recorded our new answers. On Thursday we went to Mr. Tolley's senior music class to watch the students perform original songs they wrote in class. All of the songs were very impressive.The students were often quite surprised by how the different things smelled. Friday we ended the week by doing jump rope for healthy hearts. Students were taught lessons by fourth graders, watched a third grade jump rope routine, played jump rope games and participated in a one hour jump rope marathon. It was a lot of fun! I hope everyone has a good weekend! Checkout the slideshow below for a look at out week and the Special Events page for pictures from Thursday and Fridays events.
-We do not have school this Thursday or Friday.
About the Weeks:
February began full of festivities with the celebration of the 100th day of school and our second library day of the year. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Library Day. The students had a great time and always love being able to share time at school with their parents. Pre-K celebrated the 100th day of school one day after the rest of the school so that we would have time for all of our celebration activities. On the 100th day we drew 100 items on the board, made necklaces with 100 pieces of cereal, filled our bags with 100 stickers and treats, and made towers with 100 cups.
In math we focused especially on recognizing and counting the numbers 11-20. In language arts our focus was on the letter N as well as identifying letters at the beginning of words. In Social Studies we were learning about the police officer and continued to work on our jobs flip book. In Science we started discussing the sense of smell. If you would like to see pictures from Library Day and the 100th day of school please go to the special events page!
Time has flown and the month of January has come and gone. In January we started learning about our 5 senses and about different jobs. We learned that are eyes are very important. We use them to see and without them getting around in the world would be very difficult. We also learned about how we use our ears to hear. We discovered all of the different types of sounds that can be heard and created around us. For each sense we learn we have made a special props that represents it. So far we have made binoculars and shakers. In social studies we are learning that there are many different types of jobs in the world and each one is special in their own way. So far we have focused on helpers such as police officers and firefighters.
In language arts and math we have been expanding our knowledge of letters and numbers. We are trying to understand the sounds letters make and different ways they can be put together. We have also continued to have reading time with our second grade buddies at the end of the day on Fridays. We have been practicing writing out numbers 0-20 and been trying to gain a greater understanding for what these numbers mean and how to recognize them.
We have seen some special events this month. We had a new friend join our class this month, Sajjad. He has been a great addition to our class and we all enjoy having him here. We also had our first Jeopar-bee of the year. Students showed of their knowledge in a fun game that is a mix of a spelling bee and Jeopardy. To take a look at our month, check out the pictures below!
December was a short but exciting month! We focused a lot on pattern making in math and had a lot of fun in our math centers. We also finished up our unit on families with special presents for our Moms and Dads. The winter concert was one of the last events of the year and the kids did wonderfully. Check out the pictures below for a look at our December fun.
About the Week:
This week was full of thankfulness and discovery. In math we were learning about how shapes can be found in everything around us. We went on a shape hunt around the school and made a list of all the different shapes we fund in each room. So if your children start to show you shapes they see in their house this might be why. :) We also discussed the word thankful and what it means. We talked about how we are fortunate to have what we have and that it is important to take time and show people we care about them. We drew a lot of pictures of things we were happy we had or that we could do. Then at the end of the week we made a card for one person from school that we were thankful to see every day. WE also took some time to get together and share with the Kindergarten. Each class prepared some food and on Thursday we came together to share the food, cuddle with stuffed animals and watch a movie, It was a great way to end the short week,
About the week:
This was a cold but eventful week. We have started to spend some of our mornings in the classroom as winter creeps its way in. This week was special because we were all anticipating our first class birthday party. Friday we had a lot of fun learning how to make birthday cards and celebrating Asher's Birthday. For pictures of our party please see the special events page. In Language arts we spent a lot of time reviewing letters we have already learned in centers. In Math we have been focusing on shapes and learning about how everything around us is made up of different shapes. Everyone had a lot of fun making their own pictures using our classroom shapes set. In social studies we have continued to work on our special books for our Moms. We have had a really fun week and we have even more fun things planned for next week!
About the Week:
This week our schedules were finally back to normal! We have had a lot of fun learning about some new things. We have started to learn how to recognize and draw basic shapes. The kids all love to make the shapes out of clay and practice tracing them. We have also been learning about Family members. This week we focused on our moms and all of the things they do for us because they love us. In Language arts we have been learning about the letters H and I. We have also been learning about the parts of a book and who helps to make books. In slideshow below you can see some of the highlights from the past 2 weeks. You can also check out the special events page to see some pictures from the rest of spirit week.
About the Week
This has been a week full of celebration and adventure. On Tuesday we spent our whole day in the zoo. The students and I went around the zoo with Mr. T. they were amazing, they just wanted to keep going and going and looking at all of the animals. Some of the favorites were the flamingos, the monkeys, the bears, and the tigers. After the field trip our spirit week celebrations began. On pajama day Mr. Hill came in and popped popcorn with us and then we watched Lilo and Stitch with the Kindergarten. On Twin day we all had fun finding out who was twins with who all day. We also began to learn some Halloween themed words, played Halloween bingo, and learned about shapes. On color day everyone looked amazing in their purple. We continued to learn about shapes and we created a spooky shape pumpkin patch. We also started to learn about families. Next week will also be a busy week so please check the reminders section below!
My time slots look 40 minutes long but that is because I couldn't choose 30 minute slots. I will probably only end up meeting with each family for 20 minutes but I wanted to build in some buffer space. Please don't forget to sign up to meet with some of your student's teachers!