Room G…. It is a fun place to be………..
APRIL 5th- ALL SCHOOL GATHERING
APRIL 7TH- IMAGINATIVE LISTENING 10AM
APRIL 24TH – 27th -INTERNATIONAL WEEK
APRIL 27th – 5:30 PM ONE WORLD CAFÉ
MAY- Zoo trip with families
MAY 8TH- CELEBRATION OF FRIENDS
MAY 21ST- LAST SCHOOL DAY
MAY 26th - PICNIC 11:30 TO 1:00PM
Munch It Monday: This involves eating our way through the alphabet. We will have a letter related snack.
Touch It Tuesday: We make a craft that corresponds to our letter of the week.
World Wednesday: World Wednesday involves reading a book about children in other countries, looking at maps and the globe, corresponding jump start activities, and guest visitors. It is amazing what the children have learned and retained this year.
Thoughtful Thursday: The children listen to a story or music that corresponds to our letter of the week or our theme of discussion. We also reflect on what we have learned.
Fun Friday: Friday will play various games, board games, large motor and small motor activities, etc.
Check-in Time – The children turn their picture to IN and hang up their coat. Each day the children practice writing their name and cutting.
Jump Start Activities – These activities vary. It could be a letter search paper, a letter maze paper, pattern design using different modalities, puzzles, a cutting activity, or a math activity using fine motor manipulative, a letter match/sound match activity using clothespins to squeeze and strengthen fine motor muscles.
Rainbow Time – This is a gathering of class members in a rainbow formation. We use this time to discuss the calendar and weather, create a weather graph and an attendance graph, and discuss the schedule and jobs for the day. We will do daily physical exercises and math equations. Rainbow is a time to introduce or review concepts, read or listen to a story, introduce new Center activities, spotlight a birthday child, share special items that go along with our theme or the letter/sound we are studying.
Centers – The children have a variety of Centers to choose from:
Art Center - table top art activities and easel painting
House Center - a play kitchen and refrigerator, work station and baby doll section
Block Center - various types and sizes of blocks
Dramatic Play Center - costumes, accessories, dress-up shoes, and thematic/letter related articles
Reading Center- books based on our theme as well as our letter of study
Tool Center- various toy tools and a work bench
Car/Animal Center- various toy cars and accessories and various animals
Sensory Table Center - table filled with different sensory related materials, such as, sand, rice, corn, popcorn foam, water, etc.
ABC Table Center - table with a tray in the center filled with different small construction toys like bristle blocks, tinker toys, mega blocks etc.
Teacher Directed Activity- a teacher directed activity each child will do
Thematic Center- special activity based on the theme or letter
Not all centers are open each day. The closed centers are not featured on our centers chart. The children rotate from different centers throughout center time. The children are responsible to check into a center and check out when done.
Field trips in Room G are to Jumpers in February and the Zoo in May.
Clean-up, Wash-up, Snack-
The children have classroom jobs that include several snack time activities, such as, passing out cups, placemats, napkins, and washing placemats. The children will clean up their personal trash and spray with water, their place mats and wipe it down.
Pack-up and Recess-
Children are responsible to turn their photo to OUT, get their coats and backpack, and line up for recess.