Voyager Voice

AM 9/9/16

Quick Snapshot

This week we learned about our personal information and focused on our family members. I made ID cards for each child to use throughout the day. We learned our first name, last name, age, gender, birthday, city, parent first names, and our sibling's first names. Each day during our closing meeting the students reviewed their personal information by completing a graphing activity on the Smart Board. During Free Choice, the students explored in several investigation sites to practice learning their personal information. In Dramatic Play the students used our classroom directory to call their friends using our pretend phone. In our Small group site, we practiced identifying all of our personal information using white boards. In the Discovery table we had sand and magnetic letters for the children to explore. They had to find the letters of their name and put them into the matching bucket. In our Science site the children compared their finger prints to our toy animal prints using ink pads and magnify glasses. Our library had several All About Me and family books to explore. In our Art site the children completed the next page in their All About Me book about their family. Our blocks had our dolls available to act out who is in their family. We concluded the week by noticing that our families have a lot of the same personal information that we do.

Important Dates:

September 14th: PICTURE DAY :)

September 16th: Last day to order Scholastic books for the month of September. Each month you will have a chance to order using our classroom code!

Snack Schedule:

Snack Schedule Frozen! Check again next week to see who is next!

Movin' and Groovin' with Ms. Rachel

This week in Movin’ and Groovin’ we played Farmer in the Dell to reinforce family units. We practiced moving and freezing, making choices, and staying in line. We also sang head, shoulders, knees, and toes to reinforce our body parts. The kids sang fast and slow to work on regulation. The kids also practiced spelling their names with clapping their names.

Cooking and Conversation

In Cooking and Conversation the students created number cookies representing the numbers in their address. Each student practiced rolling the dough and using the cookie cutters to create the numbers they needed. Once the cookies were done, each child was given a mailbox with their address on it. The students had to put the number cookies in order matching the numbers on their mailbox.

Music

In music class, Mrs. Blaire sang, "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly". The students all were given an animal to feed the old lady during the song. We also danced with Sheldon the Turtle. The students had to copy Sheldon's moves while following the beat of the song.
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Upcoming Topics

Houses in our Community

Vocab: structure, house, apartment, townhome, stories/floor, condo, interior/exterior parts of a house,kitchen, dining room, family room, living room, front room, bathroom, foyer, den, office, study, garage, bedroom, basement, playroom, backyard, front yard, and driveway