Friday, January 20, 2017

Ms. Patti and Ms. Meg T/Th Knoch Knolls 3's

Hope everyone had a great winter break!  We ended 2016 with Family Snow Day!  It was a lot of fun to see the parents with their children.  Thank you everyone for coming and for all who brought delicious food and goodies for us to enjoy.  January has been exciting so far as we learned about the letter D.  Dinosaurs and dogs have been the talk of the room!
It's great to 'see' each other again!
In our journals many people drew a dinosaur.  Then we wrote about it.  Although it would be fun to have a dinosaur at school, we all know they are extinct, but it's fun to pretend!  We played bingo. Found out dinosaurs have many different characteristics.  Some of us have pet dogs, some have other animals and some zero pets.  We heard many stories about everyones experiences with different animals!
Journal concentration!

New words and experiences!
We counted and sorted dinosaurs, dogs and even a few cats!  We measured and made a dinosaur foot print.  It was huge!  It was interesting how bones can be different sizes.  They were grouped in small, medium and large bowls.  We played a dice game.  Count the dots on the dice and found the number on a bone, then feed it to a dinosaur!  Yummy...if you are a dinosaur.  Actually, the dogs really enjoyed eating the bones too!

Everyone can fit on the big dinosaur foot print!
Small blocks are fun to manipulate
and make into bones!
We had a great time using different tools and techniques to create art.  We used red finger paint to make our hands look like Clifford's paws!  Baking soda, vinegar and paint makes fizzy bubbles!  We had dinosaurs walk in paint then onto paper to make foot prints.  And scissors are just FUN!
Fizzy bones!

Who needs paint brushes when
we have hands?
Lucky us...we were able to travel to Dino Island in our room!  So many dinosaurs to use with our imaginations.  We melted dinosaur eggs.  We dug for dinosaurs.  Learned about and looked for fossils.  Next we had a store where we could buy dogs and cats.  Pretend money was exchanged while people made their purchases.  Food, exercise, love and grooming are all needed to be a pet owner!
Melting dinosaur eggs!

Taking good care of our pets!
We made discoveries outside too!  We looked for foot prints in the mud.  Found out if we jump in puddles...we get wet!  We also practiced a fire drill.  And even got to play at the playground!  Inside we went on a dino hunt.  Built dinosaurs out of cardboard tubes.  And we loved the song, 'Doggie, doggie where's your bone!'  Everyone worked together and made a train out of chairs!  Luckily when it was ready to leave the station, they invited the teachers to join in on the fun!

Dinosaur fun!
Dates to remember:
       Feb. 2 - Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school
       Feb. 9 - Valentine celebration - more info. soon
       Feb. 14 - No School - Teacher Institute
See you later!
As always, thanks for making our jobs wonderful by sharing your children with us!
Ms. Patti and Ms. Meg