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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Our far...

Yesterday we started off our assessments week by completing a counting book. The children had to rainbow write the number and put that many stickers on their page. 

At Prayer center, we are learning about St. Francis and making this adorable puppet. 

Check out the cute owls that the children made with Mrs. Douglas in art. 

Today Mrs. Jessica came and did a lesson with children. She taught them about not being a blurt out blue but instead to use your magic tool...your hand. She practiced this with the class. After she read them a story about being part of the group and then discussed it with the children. 

For our assessment today, the children had to sort letters and numbers by coloring. 

Tomorrow we are going to work on a shape book. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Camping We Will Go...

On Monday, we started our unit on camping by talking all about going camping. Then we helping out two friends come up with all the items they will need to go camping. 

This week the children have been reviewing their sight words and learned 

At Prayer center, the children learned about the Holy Spirit. We learned that Jesus told Hid friend that when he went to Heaven, God would send another person to help them. This person is the Holy Spirit. He helps us when we are sad and helps us remember to do right. We learned that we can't see the Holy Spirit but he is always with us. 

On Tuesday, we learned some fun facts about skunks and then make one!
Here are just some of the facts we learned: 
Skunks are mammals that have black and white colored fur. There are 10 species of skunks. They can live in open, shrub, wooded and urban areas. 
They have poor eyesight, but they have excellent sense of smell and hearing.
Skunks are omnivores, which mean that they eat both plants and animals.
Two glands that produce smelly substance that is released when animals are threatened.

Wednesday we watched a flight of fireflies on the Smart Board and learned some facts about them.
Fireflies talk to each other with their light. 
Fireflies eggs glow.
Fireflies are found on almost every continent. 
Fireflies don't taste good. 

 After the children made an adorable craft...

Thursday we learned all about owls and listened to different owls hoots. 
Here are some facts we learned:
Owls are active at night (nocturnal).
Owls have powerful talons (claws) which help them catch their food.
Owls have large eyes and a flat face.
Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.
Owls are farsighted, meaning they can’t see things close to their eyes clearly.
Owls are very quiet in flight.
The color of owl’s feathers helps them blend into their environment (camouflage).

 We had a BLAST at our camp out today. We turned off the lights, sat on our sleeping bag under the "stars" and ate s'more pops.

Here's a peek at the jobs that the children completed this week...
Here the children rolled a die, counted the dots, and colored that number based off the key. 

Journal and Handwriting Sheet

Fishing for Numbers- at the job the children counted fish, found the number, and traced it. 

Y sheet

Letter recognition 

We all had a great week! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Friday, September 18, 2015

5 Senses

On Wednesday, we continued our unit on our 5 senses by having the children help my solve a problem. I can two bags and I forgot which one was salt and which one was sugar. The children had to use all their senses to figure out the answer. We all got to look, smell, hear, touch, and taste the items in the bags. We concluded which bag was which and agreed that our senses of taste helped us the most.  

On Thursday, we used out senses of touch to help us with another problem. I gave the children 6 closed bags and they took turns feeling the items and figuring out what was inside. 

The children all made some really good guesses... 

 Today we talked more about Churches. We learned what we see inside and outside of a Church. We also talked about why we go to Church and how we should act in Church. 

Here is a peek at the jobs that the children completed:
Mr. Potato Head

Shape Bones- here the children practiced drawing shapes. 

I Spy Sheet

X Journal

X Sheet
We had a super fun and busy week but I can't wait for our camping week!

Monday, September 14, 2015

5 Senses

We had an amazing day kicking off our week with the letter X. 
We listened to the x song, HERE, and learned our sight word for the week, to, and listened to its song, HERE

Then we talked out our five senses.
We watched a short video on the Smart Board about our sense, HERE. Then we looked at pictures and graphed which sense we use with it.
After the children made their own 5 Senses Tree Map.

The children started their rotation to Prayer Center today. We talked about Churches and the things we see inside and outside a church. We discuss how that's God's house and where his family, us, go to pray to him. Then we made a church out of an envelope and made our Popsicle stick family to go in it.

Apple Fun

Last week we learned all about apples. 
On Tuesday, we brainstormed what we know about apples and wrote down our answers. 

On Wednesday, we learned about the different parts of an apple by using an anchor chart. We also taste tested a red, green, and yellow apple and graphed our favorite. 

After, we water colored an apple. 

On Thursday, we learned about the cycle of an apple by learning the poem: Eat an apple, save the core, plant the seeds and grow some more. Then the children made their own life cycle. 

To end our apple unit, we learned about Johnny Appleseed. We read a story and wrote down facts that we learned. 

After we made ourselves as Johnny Appleseed. 

Here is a peek at the jobs that the children completed last week:

We had a fun and busy week!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Old MacDonald had a Farm...

On Wednesday my amazing husband brought our 2 goats, Rue and Frosty, for the children to feed and pet. Everyone had a great time. 

Yesterday we learned some fun facts about pigs and then used a paper plate to make one. 

The children are doing a great job in the journals. They had to color all the F's in the poem and draw pictures of objects that begin with the letter F.

Today we practiced writing the letter F and read some fun farm stories.

Here is a peek at the jobs that the children completed this week. 
F Sheet

Practicing Writing Letters

Counting and writing numbers


Sticker Names

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FARM Week...

I'm so excited about our farm unit this week as it is one of my FAVORITE units!
We started our unit off my learning about the many different jobs that a farmers has by listening to a story on You Tube.

The children helped complete this chart about farms:

After we sorted who lives on a farm:

We discussed how God gave us all the animals for many reasons: Sheep- for their wool, cows- milk, chickens-eggs, etc. 

The children also started their rotation to prayer center where we are discussing when and why we pray.

Today we learned some fun facts about cows. 
1. Cows have 4 stomachs. 
2. No two cows have the same pattern of spots.
3. An adult male cow is a bull.
4. An adult female is called a cow.
5. Cows eat corn, hay, barely, grass, and wheat.
6. Cows give us milk, leather, and meat.
7. Cows can drink about a bathtub full of water and eat around 40 pounds of food a day.

Tomorrow my husband is bring our two goats for the children to feed and pet. YAY!!!