Rocking and Rolling in Room 118
This Week in Room 118
This week we started our study on hummingbirds, made more advanced creations with the ramps, started shared journal, had a special visitor, and had a lot of fun!! They have all really taken off with shared journal. They are already doing great work. They are also all really enjoying exploring more about the hummingbirds. We are learning so much together every day.
The focus right now is to draw a picture that matches the story. Most of our learners are starting to write at least a word about the story while we have others that are writing sentences. We are learning how to sound out words and write the sounds that we hear. This means that they will not always spell the word perfectly, but they are starting to get an understanding of how to put letters together to form words. I have also been introducing sight words during daily news. We add these words to the word wall and that way the learners know where to find them so they can add them to their writing. Once they have written their sentence they have to read it to me. This is getting them to understand that when they put letters together they form words and when they put words together they make sentences that they can then read. This is helping lay down the foundation for reading. They are starting to understand how to put all of this together and it is an exciting sight to see. At the end of the month I will send their journals home so that you can celebrate their great work.
Here is the schedule of who will share the next 2 week. Please help your child practice the story that they will share with us:
Monday 19- Avery
Tuesday 20- Easton
Wednesday 21- Grace
Thursday 22- Brandon
Friday 23- Hadley
Monday 26- Madison P.
Tuesday 27- Andre
Wednesday 28- Rodrigo
Thursday 29- Grayson
Friday 30- Madison T.
W.K 3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
L.K. 1 Begin to demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking.
We then went on a walk around our school and did not find any hummingbirds. We discussed why the learners thought there were no hummingbirds. Their reasons were that there were not many flowers and the ones we found were small, it was loud outside with everyone playing, and it was too hot.
The learners took pictures of the flowers we found on our walk.
I also had a learner write a letter to the Master Gardener Association to see if they could come and talk to us about what flowers would attract hummingbirds. They have contacted me and said that they will see if they can have a speaker come and share with us.
Our next step will be to find out what flowers the hummingbirds like and to get them planted. We are also going to see if we need to create homes for the hummingbirds. Next week we will do our research on this and see where it takes us. If you know a hummingbird expert that would like to share more with us, please let me know!!
More Work with Ramps: Adding Chimes
Learning from Others
Mister Matt Comes to Read
Our First Pep Rally!!
Happy Birthday to Brycen and Darion!
L.E.L.U (Learn, Explore, Love, Upgrade) Time
During this time we also talked about needing to upgrade being quiet while the speaker is talking. This led to a discussion about who the speaker was and the importance of being quiet so we could hear what they have to say. We did upgrade in this area and are now doing much better!
It also comes up every week that we love the playground! Everyone loves being outside and enjoying time with friends.
This is really a great time to reflect on our day and it helps us stay focused on what we need to be working on.
A Few Reminders
- Thank you so much for making sure to contact be if there is a change in transportation. Remember if you have future changes in how your child is getting home please email me that way I can respond and you will know I got the note. If you do not hear back from me by 2:00 please call the office so that they can let me know. This just helps insure that your child always gets home safely.
- Don't forget to order your Scholastic books. You will have until the end of September to do so.
- You may start coming for lunch with your child if you would like. Our lunch time usually starts around 11:15. Please be mindful that this changes some days depending on how quickly the lunchroom can get our orders to us. If you are getting a lunch from the cafeteria please go and get your lunch before coming to the room to eat with us. We look forward to having you join us.
- If you ever have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me!
Other things we need:
- playground balls
Thanks so much for sending in sugar and other supplies for our hummingbird feeders. I will send an email if we need more materials for feeders or houses. Thanks again.
September 26- Spirit Night at Cucos
September 27-30- Spirit Week!!
September 27- Camo Day
September 28- Crazy Hat/Sock Day
Septmber 29- Favorite Team Day
September 30- Tacky Day