This morning after reviewing our graduation performances, we began talking about how we could add numbers to get to the number 19! We also talked about how many days of school are left (only 17!)
The children stretched their bodies and then did some gross motor dancing.
We broke into centers: Ms. Marie (number 19 ten frame practice), writing table (monthly portraits), arts and crafts (Eric Carle animal drawings), blocks, dramatic play, and puzzles and games.
We read the story Will I Have a Friend? And talked about how when we go to kindergarten we will have to make new friends and we discussed the different ways they could try to make friends.
After nap and snack the children looked at books. We read the book I Was So Mad and talked about what other words we can use to describe what mad means and how we should react to calm ourselves down when we get upset. Then the children played with table toys until dismissal.
Our morning meeting today included a discussion about the many animals we have seen in the many Eric Carle books we have read. We will be making our own animals in the very same way Eric Carle made his animals! We began our project today: each child picked the animal they wanted to create, and drew a picture of that animal using pencils and white paper.
The children played outside: they rode bikes, chased bubbles, or plays hide and go seek.
We broke into the following centers: math, dramatic play, ms. Sheri (animal drawings), arts and crafts (model clay), puzzles and games and blocks.
After nap and snack the children read books and then played with table toys until dismissal.
This morning we played with numbers and tried to subtract the number of friends in our class from the number of friends in school today.
We spent some time stretching our bodies before we did some dancing. I made sure to play the Goldfish song and We Are Dinosaurs because the children especailly love these songs!
We broke into the following centers: Ms. Marie: number 18 practice, Math (money), Games (memory and sequencing), arts and crafts (model clay), tablet, and Dramatic Play (kindergarten pretend).
Before lunch we read Froggy Goes To School. The kids really enjoyed this story: they were able to see that other children who go to school face the same problems and difficulties that they face in school.
After lunch, nap and snack, the children gathered on the rug to read stories and then broke into centers until dismissal.
This morning we read My Q Book to discover some new words that begin with Q!
We spend some time outside jumping through hoops and crawing through a tunnel at the bottom of the slide! The children also ran excitedly to chase bubbles.
We broke into the following centers: Ms. Marie (writing letter q), writing/library, blocks, dramatic play, puzzles and games and Math with Ms. Sheri (playing with fake money – quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies and dollar bills).
After lunch, nap and snack, the children asked to watch videos for the letter w, s, and a letter sounds. Then the children read some books on the rug and broke into centers.
This morning after counting how many boys and girls were in school, we discussed some of the similarities and differences between three of the Eric Carle books we have read: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider and The Very Quiet Cricket. We talked about what it means to be hungry, busy and quiet. Then I showed the children The new Eric Carle book we would be reading today: The Very Lonely Firefly. We talked about what it means to be lonely; many of the kids thought that being lost was the same as being lonely, so we clarified that sometimes you could get lonely if you’re lost.
We broke into centers: writing table, ms. marie (letter g pratice on dry erase boards), play doh, puzzles and games, math and blocks.
After center time the children stretched their bodies and danced to some of their favorite songs.
We learned a new poem that we will be praticing for our stepping up/graduation ceremony.
After lunch, nap and snack, the children gathered on the rug to look at books independently. Then we broke into groups of three or pairs of two and played in the block center, with table toys, or with puzzles until dismissal.