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Friday, March 27, 2015

Garden Week Wrap Up

On Wednesday the children painted sunflowers and yesterday they were hung in the hall to create a beautiful garden.

Yesterday Mrs. Julie from the Memphis Botanic Gardens came and taught the children about the different parts of a flower. 

Today we talked about Spring and I introduced our Easter unit for next week. After the children made the most adorable bunnies that we hung on our door. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Garden Week

We started off our garden unit by watching the story "Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle. 

After reading the story, we discussed the life cycle of a plant by using an anchor charts. 
After we charted what a plant has, needs, and gives us. 
Yesterday Mrs. Schmitz came and started her lesson on safety. 
After we discuss the parts of a flower and learned about each part. 
Today we learned about sunflowers. After we used q-tips to paint a sunflower. Once they are dry we will make a sunflower garden in the hallway. 

 Tomorrow Memphis Botanic Gardens will come and teach the children about flowers.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

St. Patrick's Unit

This week we have been learning all about St. Patrick. On Monday we learned that he taught the people of Ireland about God. He used a shamrock to teach them about the Trinity. After the children made a shamrock with the Trinity so they can be like St. Patrick and teach others.
This week at Prayer center the children are making a St. Patrick craft.

Tuesday we came into the room and saw a big mess...

We then found out their was a leprechaun on the loose and went to see if we could find him. We found him looking for his whistle in the garden. He told the children a story and had them look for his pot of gold. The children had a ball.

After we read a story about a Leprechaun and made our own. Then the children told us when they feel lucky. 
Yesterday we completed our journal entry. Everyone drew beautiful pictures of leprechauns, rainbows, and pots of gold.

Today we sorted and graphed skittles. The children had fun and did an awesome job.

Here's a peek at the jobs that they children are doing this week:
This week we learned about tally marks.

Shamrock Measuring


What Comes Next

Tomorrow the children will make a rainbow.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dr. Seuss

This week we are having fun reading tons of Dr. Seuss books. 
Yesterday we started our unit by watching the movie The Cat in the Hat. After the children followed directions while drawing the cat in the hat and then water colored him. 

We also started our jobs. Here is a peek:
Beginning Sound train

Rainbow Writing Sight Words

Rhyming the Room

Counting the Room

I Have Do You Have Card Game
Today we read the book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. After the children each got a handful of colored goldfish that they sorted and graphed.

Then they enjoyed eating them. Yummmmmy!

I can't wait for the rest of our fun week.