Friday, October 14, 2016

Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Boyle 3’s T/TH @ RCC



Welcome back to room 119’s blog! We are now in our second month of school and it is so exciting! The month of October has been packed with learning and fun thus far. Our class has focused on retelling familiar stories, sorting by number and letter, the sounds made by the letters “T, A, and S”, likes and dislikes, building with patterns, verbal interactions, and testing our balance and control of our bodies.
Eager to start the day!



During language arts we have continued to focus on spelling and recognizing our names, reviewing our letters, and retelling familiar stories. We reviewed the letters T, S, and A. We sorted the letters with our famous apple picking game. The children love apple picking!  Each day students rehearse the letter sounds and look at items that begin with the letters T, S, and A. The students have also been hard at work learning to spell their names. Each student has a name puzzle that they are using to help them remember the order of the letters in their names.
Making letters with play-dough.
I can form the letter T.
                               
                    


In our math class we have been working on writing single digit numbers and counting. We went fishing for numbers and matched the numbers on the fish to a corresponding fish bowl. The class is learning that the number 4 is the same as 4 items. We are continuing to work on what our number symbols really mean. The circle is the shape that we have been exploring. Please encourage your child to see the shapes in the world around them.
Counting with worms and apples.
Fishing for numbers!


                  


For the first two weeks of October our science has focused on the colors green and red. We continue to identify colors in everything that we do. We have also experimented with items that sink and those that float. We are also continuing to watch how the weather is changing, and how we adjust our clothing to fit those changes.
Watching the apple seeds dance in baking soda.
   


Art class has been a blast! The children have painted apples, made apple stamps, and made necklaces. They have explored colors and some have even mixed colors to create new colors.
Painting apples with friends.
I made my own necklace today.
          


In social studies class we continue to work on learning the rules of the classroom, being part of a group, and likes and dislikes. As the children interact with one another each day they develop those much needed social skills. They are also learning that they don’t always have to play where their friends want to play. They make choices about their daily activities based on their personal likes and dislikes.
Everyone loves the apple orchard!
Choosing our favorite things to play.
  



Each day the class works on their physical development. The children are being challenged to stand on one foot, run, jump, and climb. During the last two weeks we have played Hokey Pokey, ran around the gross motor room, and played parachute! The children enjoyed trying to time their motions to keep the ball on the parachute. While we are still working on learning our left from our right, the Hokey Pokey is still great fun and an excellent display of body control!
Coordinating movements to keep the ball inside!
Teamwork!
      


Important Dates

October 20   Parent Teacher Conferences