Thursday, January 8, 2015

Letter similarities

Free Play Time
We enjoyed playing in the water table, painting with watercolors, playing with the new Candy Construction, and building with cups.

Water play fosters learning in all developmental areas. It provides opportunities for children to experiment with math and science concepts, strengthen their physical skills, advance their social and emotional skills, and enhance language development (Crosser, 1994; Hendrick, 1996).

We are so thankful to have the Commons to play in on these cold cold days. We used lots of cups today to do cup stacking.

In our classroom we practiced making the sounds of each letter. We also talked about the shapes of some of the letters and how they look similar.

In one small group we used colored chalk to make circles like in our book Press Here

In another small group Mrs. Schilling helped us learn how to play a memory matching game. We are practicing taking turns, learning game rules, and being a gracious loser.

With Mrs. Helmkamp students looked at the Alphabet chart to find letters that looked similar. We then wrote the letters together to show how they had similar shapes.

At the SMARTboard students practiced making Yoga poses again. After several days many students are getting pretty good!

In Jesus time we learned about Jairus' daughter being raised from the dead. We also talked about how God has the power over death which means that we get to live with him in heaven some day.

Since we couldn't go to the gym today we had another free play time in our classroom.

Class photographer Emily's pictures

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