Saturday, February 28, 2015

Penguins...

We had a great day last Wednesday when the Cincinnati Zoo came to visit and help us learn about penguins. We read "If You Could Go to Antarctica" and learned about the weather, animal life, and other cool facts.  One of the animals which live in Antarctica are penguins and the zoo helped us learn penguins live in the southern hemisphere.  We also fixed a misconception that polar bears live in Antarctica.  This coming week we will work on our informational reports regarding penguins!





Monday, February 16, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Reading Groups...

The children are doing a great job working with their reading.  I am impressed by their ability to blend words.  The children should still work on this concept to help build their fluency.  Our goal is to have children reading simply words like the way we, as adults, read them.  Simple words are CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant...dog, cup, mat, log, etc).


Vocabulary...



This week we are reading "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and discussing character!  On Monday we took pictures from the story and discussed them with our friends about what we think the picture is showing us.  We were discussing new vocabulary from the book.  We learned about porridge, cottage, and clambered.  The children loved talking with their friends about what they thought the picture was showing us.  We will continue to read other versions of Goldilocks and will compare and contrast the story!



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Word Typing...

We have had a blast last week typing simple words.  The children have been working on their keyboarding skills and also working on segmenting words (hearing the sounds in the words).  This is an excellent way to practice at home.  You just have to enlarge the font size in word and have your child type a word you give them.  You can even practice their sight words.  It is exciting if you an your child search for a picture for the word or have them print it off and draw a picture!





Friday, January 23, 2015

Center Fun...

Students are working on writing sentences on the computer!  I loved this sentence, "When I grow up I want to be a gymnastics teacher."

Students are working as teams to see how you can make things move.

Students are having fun working as a team to experiment with movement.

Students are working on ordering numbers.

Enjoying some free writing time with stencils.

Students are building words!

Enjoying books and looking for words they can read!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Center Fun...

We have been having a lot of fun at our centers recently.  The children are now in charge of choosing the center and recording the center they chose.  On the back of your child's center ticket you can check to see what center they completed and ask them questions about what they did!


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