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
Movin' and Groovin':
The Second Step theme of the week is following directions. In Caring Community, we read the book, Know and Follow Rules, which discusses the directions to follow in a variety of areas-school, home, park, etc! We talked about how a direction is usually something we need to do in order to learn and to be safe. We went over a variety of rules we have at school (keep hands to self, listen to the teacher), at home (clean up, be nice to siblings) and at the park (being careful on the equipment, including everyone!) The students chose their own rules for their imaginary castles-discuss the rules in your homes and other ways your children can follow directions (with chores, getting ready in the morning, etc!)
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!
Next week we will wrap up our Map unit and slowly begin our study of Ecosystems! We will learn about the Desert, Arctic Tundra, and the Forest to begin our study!