The weather is finally starting to get warm and staying warm, the students know that summer is near. We have had a busy two weeks reviewing all the skills we have learned throughout the year. The students have also been preparing for the end of the year ceremony and making sure its just right for their audience. We are counting down the days till our ceremony. The excitement is starting to build.
|word families game|
|snap word quilt game|
|STEM building game|
In the math/manipulative center we have done a wide array of cool math manipulative games and concepts. We have organized and matched numbers to the correct flower. We also sorted food from a wok using only chopsticks. This is a great way to practice fine motor skills. One day the students took on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) building challenge. This game required students to choose a card displaying a structure. The students then had to build the structure as seen on the card. Next they had to accomplish a task such as knocking something down or making a ball roll faster. They loved the challenge and it was awesome to see them succeed in matching, manipulating, and using engineering concepts.
|chopstick wok game|
This week we released our butterflies! What a fun experience we have had watching our caterpillars go through the whole cycle of life right before our eyes. We wished them well and sent them on their way.
|spring scene water dipped chalk drawing|
|fly swatter flower painting|
|spring scene painting|
We have seen the children play and cooperate so well this week in our many areas of play where sharing is needed. In the sensory table we formed bubbles from soap and practiced hand strength with straw cutting. At dramatic play we enjoyed pretending with an office and a mail center. Then for block play we instituted gears, blocks, and firetrucks. Everyone has really learned to cooperate, share, take turns, and be a good friend.
|experimenting with gears|
May 24- Graduation Day! Students arrive to our room at 11:30. Parents and guests go to the Community room for ceremony starting at 11:45.
We are glad we were your teachers,
We have come to love you so.
We can not believe the end is here,
We hate to see you go.
Remember all the fun we had
in all the things we did,
but most of all remember...
YOU ARE A VERY SPECIAL KID!
Thank you for all of your help and cooperation this year. We wish you the best of luck next year!! Have a great summer.
Mrs. Hristov and Mrs. Melby