During J week we turned our room into a jungle. This is where the children got to ride in a jeep through the jungle, where they were then able to spy through their binoculars that they made to watch jungle animals at play. After, they practiced writing down all the names of the animals that they saw. The kids really enjoyed playing in our jungle and also on the jeep. During Z week, we created a zoo puppet show. Everyone took turns with who was the audience and who put on the show. We are really getting the hang of taking turns and using our patience.
|Writing all the animals that they see|
|Our zoo puppet show theater|
|Sequencing Jack and the Beanstalk|
The light table was used again, but this time we practiced putting the letters together to form our sight words.
At the manipulative table, we were so busy counting and working on our fine motor skills. We sorted and counted jelly beans, they beaded the letter J, and counted jungle animals. They also practiced recognizing their numbers in a ten frame when they played the roll the dice rainbow game. Finally, they worked those hand muscles when they strung their St. Patty's Day noodle necklace. It took alot of time and patience but they persevered!!
|Beading our St. Patty's Day Necklace|
The art corner of the room is always the busiest in our classroom. It doesn't matter whether it is free art, the art table or the easel it is always set up for the children to rotate through and they always do. These past two weeks were no different. We created watercolor jellyfish, painted with jars, jello and also jelly beans. In addition, we worked on our special surprise for the Spring Tea, collaged a shamrock, zebra marble painted the letter Z and bedazzled our letter J's with jewels of all different shapes and sizes. Last but definitely not least the one our children really enjoyed doing the most was our "junk art". They were so excited to create their own masterpiece with whatever recycling we had.
|Collaging our shamrocks|
|Our "junk art" masterpieces|
|Creating a zoo with the animals and the craft sticks.|
A note with a flower attached to it was sent home with your children. We are asking that you write something special about your child and return it back to us no later than March 20th. We will be sharing this on the Spring Tea.
Please note: due to the size of the room we are limited to one guest per child for the tea.
March 24th: Spring Tea - Room 106 - Children come to school at regularly scheduled time and special guest please arrive at 10:45. Presentation will start at 10:50am
March 27- 31st Spring Break - Enjoy!!
April 3rd - School resumes
It is a very busy exciting time for all of us in our room. The children are working very hard practicing and getting ready for the Tea and are hoping that you are excited too.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Mrs. Melby and Mrs. Hristov