Welcome to Room G!
G1 DOLPHINS -Teachers Dierdra and Patty
Room G.... It is a fun place to be...........
Munch It Monday: This involves eating our way through the alphabet. We will have a letter related snack. We have eaten apples to Question Mark cookies so far this school year.
Touch It Tuesday: We make a puppet that corresponds to our letter of the week. The children have made Angels to Queens.
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. For Qq week we asked world questions. 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 hang up their coats, take their folder from their backpack and put it in the folder bin. They then enter the classroom to turn their picture over which shows they are IN, and then sign in, in their individual name book.
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 clothes pins to squeeze and strengthen fine motor muscles, as well as sight word recognition and rhyming activities.
Rainbow Time – This is a gathering of class members in a rainbow formation. We then 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:
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 in to a center and check out when done.
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 mat and wipe it down.
Friendship Circle--This is our time to gather before packing up and recess. At this time we hold hands and sing "As we leave this Friendly Place".
Pack-up and Recess-- Children are responsible to get their school folder from the bin, place it in their backpack, turn their photo to OUT, and line up for recess.
Room G Celebrates Families--Since January our class has celebrated the family of each of our students. This involves the following: each student brings home a "FAMILY OF THE WEEK" bag the Thursday before their family of the week celebration. This bag contains several smaller bags to be filled with a favorite toy, a favorite book, a family picture, a family book (to be completed at home). We also include My World Map, a coloring page the child and parents can highlight their countries of origin. We would love to have parents, siblings, and relatives join us during this week. The purpose is to celebrate each child, their families and cultures. We have learned so much about our community and our world through this activity.
Field trips in Room G are to Jumpers in February and the Zoo in May!
To Reach Teacher Dierdra:
Goshen teachers are not married to “Teaching to the Test.” They tailor their teaching style to the needs of each class. The freedom to be flexible allows each teacher to discover and address the strengths and weaknesses of each boy and girl.