Week of October 5
no school this Monday, October 12
- On Monday, we met Studio Sara and made shape collages with paper and glue.
- On Tuesday, Rasha was coughing and sneezing too much, so she stayed home. We had Sustainability with Kirsten.
- On Wednesday, we went to Community Gathering. It was a half day.
- On Thursday, we went to Fort Greene Park and we had Music with Sara.
- On Friday, we went to Fort Greene Park again.
Ask your child what we forgot!
A change to our mornings:
We notice that some children are having a harder time participating when their grown-ups stay for Morning Meeting. For this reason, we will be asking grown-ups and kids to say goodbye to each other at the beginning of Morning Meeting for the next couple of weeks. We'll see how it goes!
More Math Games
In both Reading and Writing Workshops, children learned that readers and writers try to help themselves when they get stuck, just like Herman! Herman is the main character in the book Herman, the Helper, by Robert Kraus. As children become more independent in their reading and writing work, teachers will be able to pull small groups and meet individually with children to teach strategies and skills.
Exploration Time in the Classroom
Fort Greene Park Collecting and Exploring
Thank you for this food, this food
This glorious, glorious food
And the animals
And the vegetables
And the minerals
That made it possible
Also, belated (sorry!) thanks to the many families who sent us beautiful plants for our classroom! They make our space so lovely!
Things we could use:
Socks get wet, dirty, and uncomfortable for various reasons. We'd love to have a supply of extra socks to make sure kids' feet are comfortable and dry.
More play dough!
A batch of play dough lasts about a week before it starts to get a little gross. Last week's play dough might still be ok on Tuesday, but new colors/textures/scents are always welcome!
We'd like to use dry beans for a few different activities. We're hoping for a variety of colors and sizes. Red lentils and split peas are probably too small, but we'd happily accept and use anything from small black eyed peas to larger limas!
More Superhero Stuff!
We want to open our Superhero Center, but we don't have enough capes/masks/stuff to maintain it for a week. We don't want to open it until we can keep it going for at least a week!
We'd like to start cooking with kids in the classroom. Are there any grown-ups who would like to coordinate with us to help out?
Madeleine and Rasha