The Jungle Beat
Mrs. Allen's K-Learners /October 14, 2016
News and Notes
Bee Project Update
"Why are there bees on our playground?"
Writing for a Purpose
The Honey Express (this is what the leaners have named our dramatic play area) opened this week! Two learners at a time are allowed in the actual Bee Hive Farm/Honey store. While only two may be allowed in the center, from the pictures you can tell that the entire class has managed to participate. As the two learners enter the area, using their own negation skills, one becomes the bee keeper and one starts managing a store that sells honey. Other learners in the room line up to buy honey. They then take the honey with them as they go to other centers. Periodically, I would notice a learner opening their mouth and pretend to be dripping honey onto their tongues. Then they would jump up from what they were doing to go back to the Honey Express and buy another bottle. This is not at all what I had envisioned for this area. The learners play has happened so organically. Below is an article that discusses the benefits and need for dramatic play areas.
What's Coming Up
Oct 24-28th Please send an apple with your learner to school on Monday, October 24th. We will spend the week sorting and graphing our favorite apples. We would also like a class pumpkin for us to use for many seasonal math activities. If you could donate one to our class we need it by October 31st.
First Set: I, a, go, play, you, to, me, my, the, can, am
Oct 18 Mr. Matt from Pike Road Library
Oct 21 Fire Prevention School Activity
Oct 28 Class Mercy Watson Celebration (more information to come)
Nov 16 Pete the Cat