We had another exciting week! This one focused on buildings and construction sites. Our main focus for this 1st investigation is: What do we know about buildings?
We have been observing different kinds of buildings throughout the week and adding ideas to a board. Ms. Jasury and I will create a Documentation Panel outside our room to show our progress.
On Monday we examined two very different types of buildings and each child decided which one they liked the most. We used unifix cubes to get a visual perspective of numbers, and compared which building got the most votes.
After reading The Three Little Pigs, we asked them: Which would you use to build your house? And we got very interesting answers. Some of them didn't mind having their house blown down, as long as they could go to a friends' house...hahaha! Others wanted to have a strong house to get away from the wolf.
We also counted the doors and windows in our classroom, and found out we had a lot more than we thought!
Take a look at our activities and enjoy seeing their happy faces! I think this will be their favorite unit!
More or Fewer
I invited children to join me in a small group activity. Each child got to explore the blocks and build towers of different sizes.
Then, we practiced recognizing numbers, quantifying and building. When everyone was ready, each child compared their block with a friend's.
After a while, everyone was creating amazing jazz up sounds.
The following song, an old classic, is a great way to practice scat singing with your child in the car.
Do you know that this special activity is related to phonological awareness? Well, yes it is!!!!
Let's Go Fishing
Each group pretended to go on a fishing trip. They took turns and reminded each other about the "rules" to use the water pond and fishing poles.
It was lots of fun!
I randomly divided the cards among the children. I asked if they had each letter one by one and asked them to match them in the middle of the table.
It was a fun game to play in pairs, as children helped each other and worked as a team!
Constructions going on in our class
Read-Alouds, Rhymes, and Poems
Snap Shots form our Centers!
Conscious Discipline Workshop
Conscious Discipline Parent Workshops
Please plan to join us in the ES conference room to share, reflect, and learn together about Conscious Discipline, the behavior management program that is used in PK and kindergarten at ISP.
- Wednesday, February 17 at 11:00 a.m. - Choices
- Wednesday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. - Positive Intent and Empathy
- Spirit Week coming up!
- Sister School Supply Drive
- BBQ This Sunday!
- No Toys Policy: please be reminded that children should not bring toys to school. If it is a special object for Show and Tell please send me an email with the date when your child will bring it.
- Full Day Program for new students begin on Monday, February 1st
- Carnival Break