Snap-Shot of the Week:
October 19th- Picture Day Retakes
October 19/20- Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 21- No School
LAST DAY TO TURN IN SCHOLASTIC FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER Code: NDK6Q
Field Trip to River Trail Nature Center
Thank you Jack for sharing your map that you made at home with us!
The Second Step theme of the week is following directions. We started our lesson by practicing our listening rules song and discussed that the students are following directions by using their eyes to watch the teacher, their ears to listen to the information, etc. We also did the hokey pokey to practice following the directions in the song. The students learned that they follow directions all day!
Cooking and Conversation:
This week in Cooking & Conversation we continued our investigation of maps. The students used maps of the classroom to locate the hidden ingredients necessary for a trail mix recipe. To do this, the children worked in small groups to interpret the map key to identify different furniture and areas of the classroom and then hunted for their ingredients. In completing this task the class reviewed the some of the newer vocabulary such as map key and birds eye view as well as spatial concepts such as next to, in front of, behind, and across from. The Young Explorers really seemed to enjoy this week’s activity and did a great job using their new map skills. Have a great weekend!