HERE IS A SNAPSHOT OF CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES.
LANGUAGE ARTS - Much learning is going on in our room G class. By the New Year, We will have covered the letters Aa to Ji and their corresponding sounds. We love our classroom books and have enjoyed reading Todd Parr , Eric Carle, and many other authors. Each week we rotate the books to represent the letter and sound of study. We also have a stuffed friend join our classroom for the week, such as, Goldie the Goldfish or Izzy the Iguana. We have several joys during the week on “Munchy Monday” is a sweet and yummy treat as we eat our way through the alphabet. Second, “Touch it Tuesday”- we create a letter project. Our third activity of Joy is music with Teacher Chris. Fourth is “Thoughtful Thursday”, we listen to a book or music on CD. Fifth, is “FUN FRIDAY” -Fun Friday involves games and favorite toys.
FINE MOTOR SKILLS - The children have improved tremendously with their daily cutting exercises, sign-in sheets, and coloring opportunities.
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, games, and exercises and share our joy.
MATH - We make single repeating 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.
WORLD WEDNESDAY has been enriched with the study of people and countries using a globe, maps and discussion.
SPECIALS - SPANISH, IMAGINATIVE LISTENING WITH SHELLEY NIXON, READING BUDDIES WITH THIRD GRADE, and READING WITH TEACHER Mimi- are all eagerly anticipated specials for the children.
* Holiday Programs and parties
* Winter Break – Classes resume January 2nd
* MLK Day of Service - January 16th
* Preschool Conferences January 17th and 18th
* Jumpers Field Trip January 27th