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Updates in the Friday Folder!

This week you will find two new forms in the folder. One is a weekly checklist that will come home each week to update you on your child's behavior and social skills that week. I will mark your child as either "mastered" or "developing" on each behavior/skill. Please note that "developing" is a positive part of the process to mastering …

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Fire Safety

Our friends at the Columbia Fire Department visited this week to teach us about fire safety.      They even put on their gear so we could see what they looked like so we won't be afraid  of them.      We have been reviewing the fire safety tips the fire fighters taught us. Please talk about fire safety at your home …

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Slider Bags Needed

Our class needs quart or sandwich size resealable bags with the slider top. We keep a variety of materials in this type of bag and the slider tops are great for fine motor development. If you would like to send in a box for our class it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Helping Hands

Today we began considering how our actions can be helpful to ourselves and others or hurtful to ourselves and others.  We read the book Hands are not for Hitting to get some ideas on how we can be helpful with our hands. We then created our own helping hands posters as an empowering and motivating way to think of our …

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Makers' Space: Paper Towers

This week we visited Mrs. Schoelz in the library for our first Makers' Space. Our lesson/activity/exploration was super open-ended and problem solving oriented. Mrs. Schoelz and I got to apply the "grandmother principle" and admire our little learners at work. I am so in love with the learning process Mrs. Schoelz used because it kindly put the thinking responsibility on …

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