Friday, November 11, 2016

Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Boyle’s 4’s M, W, F @ RCC

Welcome back! Room 119 has been busy, busy, busy! During the weeks of October 24th, and October 31st we covered so much ground. Our class studied the letters “K” and “E”, the numbers 7 and 8, and the colors white, and brown. We worked on sorting, graphing, writing, counting, and cutting skills.

We are having a parade!

Language Arts is a very important part of our day. The children have been working hard to write their names and identify their letters, and they are also taking an interest in books. We recently opened our listening center for students to listen to books on CD as they follow along. This not only increases their love for books but it also helps to increase their understanding of the connection between written and spoken words. These skills are beneficial to the students as we continue to identify words that begin with our focus letters. 
"The messiest things are always the funnest!"

Two friends enjoying the reading center.

In math we continue to work towards understanding the values of numbers and recognizing patterns. Our class finds ways to add math to any activity. We continue to graph information whenever possible to provide a visual representation, and further explore the meaning, or values of numbers. We are also using our daily calendar activity to introduce more complex color patterns.

Stringing beads helps us count.

Egg matching  with numbers.

In science class the students have begun to ask questions and make predictions in a scientific manner. We experimented with erupting pumpkins, absorption, and slime. In one experiment the class submerged an egg in vinegar and one in water to see what changes would take place. They made predictions and observations, and they continued to revise their predictions based on their observations during each class.

What happens to an egg in vinegar?

I can make a pumpkin erupt!

Our focus in art has been working towards adding color to our masterpieces and exploring our drawing abilities. Students are sometimes asked to incorporate a certain number of colors to their artwork. We have decided to turn or class bulletin board into an art gallery to showcase their work.

Painting with rollers and toothbrushes.

Welcome to our new art gallery!

Our class is doing a great job of enhancing their social skills. They are branching out to play with new friends and learning how to handle conflict. We continue to discuss ways to resolve issues and how to read the emotions of others. They are also asked to share their own thoughts and feelings in class. These exercises help students vocalize their feelings and helps them see that their feelings are important to the class.

Practicing our social skills at the pizza parlor.

All hands on deck for a busy day at the pizzeria!

It's showtime!

Thank you for taking the time to check in with us. Please visit us every two weeks for a new post.

Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Boyle

Important Dates:

November 16                               No School
November 23, 24, & 25               No School
December  9                                 Parent/Teacher Conferences