We’d like to welcome back all our families; we are very excited to be back. We would also like to welcome Lorelai and her family to our classroom!
During our first two days back the children got right back into the swing of things without missing a beat! We have witnessed friendships rekindled, and new friendship forming. The children have also been very busy exploring the changes to the environment!
Inside of our classroom we have made several changes within each interest center. Reflecting both on the children’s interests and on what skills they will be developing next, we choose new materials for the interest areas.
- In our science area the children have been very interested in our new magnetic board and magnet materials.
- In the dramatic area the children are still interested in dress-up and cooking for one another. Before we went on break lots of the children were pretending to be animals, so we added animals to our dramatic play area.
- We also added new materials to our art center such as safety scissors to cut string used for beading and letter stamps for their play dough. The children have also spent a lot of time practicing their hand-eye coordination with cutting paper and fabric.
Our outside environment has changed a great deal from last semester.
- We have added a mattress next to the window as a quiet area if the children would like to read or just rest their bodies.
- We moved the art studio closer to the door; this encourages children to engage in art more often because it is more visible.
- We also created a bike parking lot! The children have always been interested in riding bikes but sometimes it’s hard to park when we have plants in our way. We created parking stalls for the bikes so it would be easier to pick a bike and when they are all done, park it 🙂
- We observed that before we went on break that the children were interested in playing in the house and making dinner for each other out of sand, therefore we moved the playhouse to the sand.
- We created a manipulative center on our deck where children can work on puzzles and tinker with materials.
What materials have your children talked about using at school since we have been back in session??
~The Teachers of Room 3~
It was so nice getting to meet with all of you last week for parent teacher conferences. Thank you for all you shared about yourself and your child. Your knowledge and insight will help us to become even better teachers for your child.
We wanted to provide the updated Environment Plan and Planned Possibilities documents for this week. They are attached below, enjoy!
Week 12-Environment Planning
Week `12- Planned Possibilities
Have a great week!
~Ms. Bree, Ms. Karina, Ms. Lehua, Ms. Megan, Ms. Sarah~
Below you will find our Planned Possibilities and Environment Plans for the week of Oct. 28th-Nov. 1st. Our hope is that you will be able to use these documents to talk with your children about what is going on at school next week. Your excitement about their time at school helps the children to feel excited about their time at school as well!
Week 11-Planned Possibilities
Week 11-Environment Planning
Have a wonderful weekend, we will see you next week.
~Ms. Bree, Ms. Karina, Ms. Lehua, Ms. Megan, Ms. Sarah
We have noticed that the children have been showing an interest in bugs, so we set up a sensory tub filled with bugs, bug kits and rocks so that the children could search for bugs. Here is a peak at one of many conversations we had as a result of this bug set-up, enjoy!
Teacher: What kinds of bugs are you going to find?
Nathan: White. Going to get a rock.
Teacher: What kind of food do grasshoppers eat?
Silas: I want to use the shovel.
Teacher: What are you going to use the shovel for?
Silas: Dirt. This is hard work. We’re in the silver garden. Welcome to the silver garden.
Silas: I’m going to find a spider.
Teacher: What kind of food does a spider eat?
Teacher: What kind of bugs do you want to find?
Dante: Ooh. Dat green.
Connor: Look. Look. Look.
Teacher: What did you find?
Connor: It’s a bee.
~Ms. Karina, Ms. Lehua, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Megan, Ms. Sarah~
This week was another quick week. We welcomed three new children and their families to our classroom. The children continued to build structures with the small unit blocks, as well as the large hallow blocks. (The following pictures were chosen by a few children as the pictures we should feature on our blog this week, enjoy!) Oops…technical difficulities. We will post these photos ASAP!
Hello Room 3 Families,
Here we are already in week 2, where has the time gone? Be sure to check out our last blog post for a few photos from last week. Soon our Shutterfly account will be full of photos for you to check out. (Ms. Sarah will email you with those details soon.) We wanted to be sure you all have access to the newsletter we sent out the week before school started and our updated classroom routine. Please be talking to your child about the routine as you bring them to school each morning. This helps them to feel prepared for all that is to come during the day.
Room 3 Welcome Newsletter
Have a great day and see you tomorrow!
-Ms. Sarah, Ms. Lehua, Ms. Leslie and Ms. Megan
We had a wonderful first week! The children were busy all week long building, painting and playing in the water.