This has been such a glorious first month where we have developed new skills and shared many special moments together!
We have learned to:
- Play, think, wonder, and learn
- Interact safely within our classroom and with our classmates (share, cooperate, solve social conflicts, etc.)
- Clean up after ourselves
- Listen attentively to the person who is speaking
- Follow simple instructions
- Load and unload our backpacks (take out our agendas and library books)
- Line up to visit the library, gym, or music room
- Listen to a new story read to us and respond with our thoughts about it
- Dress for the outdoors (zipping our coats, putting on our shoes)
- Explore our Natural Learning Environment
- Eat our snack and our lunch
- Complete our daily writing during "Thinking and Learning Time"
- Walk with a partner on the sidewalk toward our nature trail
Our photos showcase the special moments that we have shared:
Please note, we now have permission from some families to show their child's face on the blog.
|Celebrating our blog's second birthday!|
|Drawing and writing while engaged |
in play-based learning.
|Finding our photo on the "Daily Writing Wall."|
|Hanging up our daily writing during |
Thinking and Learning Time.
|Feeling proud of showing our |
personal best writing each day!
|Adding numbers to our dramatic play |
|Building with a variety of open-ended |
materials, including big blocks,
rocks, tin cans, and pine cones.
|Wondering about the leaves that we |
collected on the light table.
|Painting with water colour paints.|
|Exploring with our magnetic tiles on |
the overhead projector.
|Creating with magnets.|
|Learning our success criteria.|
|Noticing our Documentation Portfolios.|
|Reading books in our book nook.|
|Adding wonders to our Wonder Wall.|
|Reflecting on previous learning.|
|Sketching with charcoal and sketch pencils|
at our drawing table.
|Working together to achieve a |
|Using our senses to help us learn.|
|Making masterpieces in the sand.|
|Writing with the support of our |
|Improving our fine motor skills by picking up |
marbles with spoons and putting them
into a tin can.
While all of this wonderful learning was unfolding, Mrs. Ham and Ms. Babalis were trying to get to know each of the students better by finding out about their interests, literacy skills, and mathematics knowledge. All of the students participated in these interviews, so that the educators could get a sense of their strengths, needs, and next steps. This important information will help them to plan differentiated mini lessons and intreguing inquiries.
|Mrs. Ham completes a fine motor cutting interview.|
|Ms. Babalis completes a math interview.|
Stay tuned for more about our outdoor learning!
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