Welcome to Room G!
G1 DOLPHINS -Teachers Dierdra and PattyG2 SEAHORSES - Teachers Dierdra and Joyce
HERE IS A SNAPSHOT OF CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES. CHECK OUT THE LINK ON THE WEB FOR PHOTOS OF YOUR STUDENT IN ACTION IN G1 and G2!
LANGUAGE ARTS - Much learning is going on in our preschool class. We have covered the letters Aa to Nn and their corresponding sounds. We love our classroom books and have holiday poetry, nature books, and humorous books. Each week we rotate the books to represent the letter and sound of study. We have also enjoyed our snacks as we munch through the alphabet. Our families join in to the learning on Thoughtful Thursday with a corresponding healthy snack.
FINE MOTOR SKILLS - The children have improved tremendously with their daily cutting exercises, sign-in books, and coloring opportunities. Tuesday they create a puppet that corresponds to our letters and sounds of study. We have added number writing and a Creation Station.
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS – We have daily opportunities for indoor exercise or outdoor recess. The children are encouraged to cross the midline of their bodies in many of our exercises.
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL – We have been growing as communicators in room G. Problem solving and using our words is a huge focal point. We have also created classroom guidelines and are filling a kindness jar. We do group activities such as, large puzzles, or games, together and share our joy. The children negotiate play during Center Time as they choose where to go.
MATH- We have continued our work making single repeating patters and double repeating patterns. We are also becoming very good mathematicians. The children roll a set of large foam dice and count the corresponding dots. From this we arrange the correct numbers and symbols into a math equation. The "Exercise Helper" reads this math equation to their classmates and we do that many exercises. We now do both addition and subtraction problems at this time. We also munch math on Munchy Monday. We create equations with our snacks before we eat the math equation! YUM.
WORLD WEDNESDAY- has been enriched with visiting grandparents who have shared about their home countries. The children are eager to find countries on the map and globe. We have also explored the concept of how we are the same and how we are different. What reasons are there for differences, such as, climate, food sources, economics? We have been visited by students families who have origins in different countries.
SPECIALS- SPANISH, IMAGINATIVE LISTENING WITH SHELLEY NIXON, READING BUDDIES WITH SECOND GRADE, and READING WITH TEACHER TOM- are all eagerly anticipated specials for the children.
Family of the Week- Each student gets to share their family and extended family with their classmates. The students fill a special bag with photos, a favorite toy, a favorite book and they make a family book to share. Parents, siblings, and grandparents, as well as friends are welcome to come in during this week and share a favorite hobby, read a story, or talk about the countries they are from. The children in the class get to ask questions and make statements about what they have learned. It is an enriching experience for all.
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