Room 3 news! Week of 10/18-10/21

Check out what we are up too in room 3!

We had a short but busy week.

Our study buddies joined us and we read the book "Little Boo".  The children enjoyed the story and made their own "Little Boo" with the help of their study buddy.  This activity promotes social skills and collaboration for both children.  Our TK students benefit from a peer helping them accomplish a set task and following directions.  The Kindergarten students are able to develop their leadership skills and it gives them some perspective on their own learning arc.

In our Language Arts lesson we continued to work on our story "La Tortuga".  The children did a great job using scissor skills to make a turtle of their own.   We discussed what kind of animal a turtle was and talked about the environment that they live in.  Be sure to ask your children what they learned about turtles this week.

 

 

Our classroom has also been working on the letters "C,c and D,d".  We have been focusing on recognizing the letters and identifying them in different ways.   

 

The children are seen here identifying the letters and working on circling them.  Make a game of identifying them at home by having them circle letters on product packaging (cereal boxes, snack boxes, etc.).  Encourage letter identification with them at home and point out which letters are capital and lower case.  The more they practice the better readers they will become!

Spanish this week was entertaining and focused on seasonal vocabulary.  Senora Paredes read a story to them and played "Papa Caliente" (or hot potato) with the children.  They had a wonderful time listening and dancing to some great Spanish music!

In our classroom we strive to incorporate math concepts in a way that is inviting and fun for the children.  Using manipulatives and a ‘hands on’ approach is a great way to master a concept more quickly.

Here, the children are seen identifying the letters and working on circling them.  Make a game of identifying them at home by having them circle letters on product like cereal boxes, snack boxes, etc.   Encourage letter identification them and point out which letters are capital and lower case.  The more they practice the better readers they will become!

We ended our week with sharing.  The children brought some great items to share!  One of the children brought the book "Spookley".  We had seen the mini movie of the story but the book was a perfect complement to our "Spookley" pumpkin art project.  Another student brought a great item that he makes using wax crayons.

St. Peter Claver Students are very creative and we love them!