Week of September 12
Ask your children about...
- What we do during reading and writing workshops. We practiced choosing seats, whispering, and did lots of reading and writing.
- Math tools. We used number lines, Unifix cubes, and hundred charts.
- Fort Greene Park! We are working to get to and from the park faster. Children played, explored, made a chestnut store, made 'cars', made rock baby homes, and more.
- Duck Baby, Frog Baby, Bear Baby and Insect Baby. Alison and Madeleine acted out tricky situations with our class baby dolls, and children offered thoughtful solutions.
- Our special guest, Sivanne! She shared a story called, "I Will Never, Not Ever, Eat a Tomato!"
- Amos and Boris. We read the book, Amos and Boris, about two friends who are kind and help each other. We asked kids to think of what some of the book's messages might be. They talked about kindness, caring for each other, friendship, helping and never forgetting each other. All of these are our hopes and dreams for the Beech Class this year.
Fort Greene Park
Lucia shares her theory, "The younger the chestnut, the bigger the spikes."
Serenity shares her rock baby sisters and Shyne offers a rock baby brother.
Snack time on a beautiful day.
Reading and Writing Workshops
Next week, we plan to get our book baggies ready and visit the newly organized and beautiful Compass library!
Work Time is a time when children can work with a wide variety of materials. Kids develop their large and small motor skills along with their social skills. They explore sophisticated ideas around balance, proportion, motion, construction and more! As we move into other integrated units, Work Time will allow children to explore these topics with materials they've practiced using.