Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of v and w this week. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We worked on doing our best writing to share with our families during parent teacher conferences.

Math: We continued practicing describing the attributes of shapes and solving number stories. We also focused on number formation.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about mountains and volcanoes. We learned more about fall!

Fall Leaf Rubbing Collage

We used the fall leaves you collected to make leaf rubbing collages. We had lots of leaves which we shared with everyone in our class. We made rubbings, cut them out, and glued them together to make collages. The collages are so beautiful!

We also learned more about why leaves change color in the fall. The cooler temperatures cause the chlorophyll (which is green) to drain from the leaves which reveals the other colors!

The kids love these type of projects! I love to see them get creative with projects that combine multiple subjects like art, literacy, and science as well as fine motor skills and concentration/focus.

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of l,h, and k this week. We read a book called At School. Each kid had their own copy to read. We practiced pointing to each word, using the pictures to figure out words, and finding the sight word “we”. We also worked on noticing the beginning sounds of words and figuring out what letter words should start with. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We learned about what a personal narrative is this week. We practiced using all our writing skills to tell true stories from our lives.

Math: We used pictures, our fingers, and objects to visualize and solve number stories this week. We made a shape graph and played 10 Bean spill to make combinations of 10.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about why we have a skull. We had a woolly worm visit our class to help us learn about what living things need.

Woolly Worm

We have a woolly worm visiting our class! We are taking care of our woolly worm for a few days as part of our living and non living unit. We made sure our woolly worm had water, shelter, food, fresh air and sunshine! We won’t be able to keep the woolly worm in the classroom for too long because it needs to be outside in the cold so it can hibernate. In the spring it will go into a cocoon and become a tiger moth!

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of p and j this week. We read about fall things like pumpkins and sunflowers. We practiced using clues from the title and cover to predict what the book is going to be about. We also worked on noticing the beginning sounds of words and figuring out what letter words should start with. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We learned about adding details this week with the book Not A Box. The kids worked on drawing carefully and adding details so others can tell what their writing is about.

Math: We continued building our number sense this week by exploring the 10 frame and playing games like Frogs in the Pond to count a variety of quantities and understand how quantities change when we add more. We worked on counting objects accurately in different arrangements rather than just in a straight line. We also learned about the attributes of rectangles.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about maple syrup. We took a field trip the the pumpkin patch and saw so many living and non living things. We learned more about fall.

Little Pumpkins

We had so much fun decorating our pumpkins from Peach Tree Farm. Thanks to everyone who sent in craft supplies(or offered) and thank you to Memie for bringing her glue gun and helping!

Here are the little cuties with their pumpkins!

Learning About Fire Safety

Friday we learned about fire safety from real fire fighters. They showed us the truck and their gear. They taught us how to be safe at home if there is ever a fire. They even gave us homework!

  • Make an escape plan
  • Find 2 ways out of every room
  • Choose a family meeting spot.

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of e and r this week. We practiced pointing to each word when we read and noticing where the words are and where the spaces are. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- Reviewed our checklist for writing and continued practicing all the skill we learned so far.

Math: We practiced counting backwards this week and understanding how quantities change with the song 5 Green and Speckled Frogs. We also counted backwards with candy and ate each piece until zero. We learned about circles and continued exploring the 5 frame.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about who invented the alphabet. Nurse Carol came to teach us about germs and washing our hands. Our cool tool was about service learning and we watched videos of projects from previous years.