Ms. Cáceres' Class
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Math is very important in our society. Texas TEKS ( the lessons mandated by the state of Texas by law) state that by the end of the year students should know numbers 0-9.
One of my first lessons involve introducing students with "What are Numbers"? In my first lesson, I used an "I Do, You Do, We do" lesson plan which I will be using for most of my lessons. (You may ask to request a copy or any other resources you may be curious about.) In my I do , part I will introduce my students with the number 0, a number usually ignored, and an introduction to number the one. My We do part Students and I learn to "show" what the numbers 0 and 1 look like. In the You do part students should be attempting to apply the number's zero and one to daily life scenarios. For example, the student should be able to observe and identity that if a cookie jar is empty, it means there are zero cookies in it.
We will be having story time, and during this part of the day I will have students interact by answering the story's questions. That way I am confident and making sure students are attaining the material. At the same time they will be learning how to think "critically" and problem solve.
This week's book is The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
With both activities, the students and I will be keeping a log of what we observe. At the end of the year students will be able to use tools such as rulers, and plastic thermometers, and identify changes in the environment.
This week, each student will save a juice or milk carton from the cafeteria. In their I will provide them with soil to put inside the carton, and provide each student with a bean seed to plant in it.
In addition, We will introduce our caterpillar, and name it.
This week we will learn about policemen.
In addition, each week I will be introducing a flag, this week it will be our Great Texan flag.
We will also be learning about ethnicities because it is a way to learn to respect and understand one another.
This week we will be learning about the Vietnamese culture.
Art and Physical Education
I am not an art teacher but, Pre-school students of this age have an exciting imagination. Many of our assignment are hand on, and creations of their minds, of coarse in tied to the lesson. Students of this age learn my doing, touching, and feeling, that is why I have chosen the route of doing hand on learning.
Students should begin health habits at an early age, which is why I encourage exercise. At this age students have so much energy waiting to be expressed.
Recess is essential to school age kids. Once their energy is run down, it is easier for them to obtain material once it's lesson time
Things to Know
- This week's theme is "country."
- We will be dressed in theme this Friday to celebrate "country style".
- This week's ethnicity is Vietnamese.
- Waiver forms for field trips are available in class and on-line.
About Field Trips
1. Majority of parents must approve the trip
2. A waiver for a student to come on the trip must be signed
3. Student behavior depends on wither they have the privilege to attend the closest upcoming field trip
4. Number of parent/adult ratio must be met. ( all chaperones must pass a background check through the CARE ISD)
Planned field trips:
- Children's Museum ( Nov 18th)
- Fire station( Decemeber 15th)
- Animal Shelter or Farm ( January 21st)
- The Beach or Aquarium( February 15th)
- Local Park (March 15th)
- Science Museum ( March 30th)
- Art Museum ( April 15th)
- History Museum ( May 15th)
As you can see I have 8 field trips planned, not all of them will be able to follow through.
I feel that these locations are best suited for the student(s) environment because they cover over subjects that we will be learning in our classroom community.
Next week's events
Monday, Nov. 18th, 8-10am
2501 Texas 50
Students not attending will stay in Mr. Knowledge's class, I will leave school work for the day.
About the Teacher
My philosphy is that Early Childhood is the foundation to life, which is the reason why I am here. My intentions are to do the best that I can, however I cannot do this alone. I need everyone who is involved with the child to help me help them. The main interest in this classroom is your child, and our goal is to make their "little" light shine.