Happy Friday everyone! It's the end of our first full week of school and Ms. Kacey and I are so proud of all the students in our class. It's only been 9 days of school but everyone is doing such a great job learning the ins and outs of being in school.
As a teacher, I look for inspiration in all sorts of things-different ways, things, methods of teaching. Being a teacher means being a learner first! I was super inspired by this preschool teacher's activity http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/09/exploring-shapes-on-the-table-in-preschool/. I created a similar activity and observed if any students would do anything with shapes that were just taped onto their tables. No direction was given, I simply told the students that shapes were placed on the table.
At the red square table, T.S, K.M and T.D place items on the outline of the shapes.
D.K places beads on the outlines as well.
Something I was really looking forward to today was buddy reading. Ms. Lo's second grade class paid us a visit and each student brought fun stories to read! Everyone was paired with a partner or partners in second grade that read to them! A lot of us loved it and what a great opportunity for friendship between different grades. During our closing circle, J.A said his favorite part of the day was the second graders coming to read, T.S said his partner was a "good reader." and J.C who at first was apprehensive said he liked reading with the second graders too.
A special thank you to Ms. Lo and her second grade students! Our class was in awe of the wonderful reading and great kindness that was shown to them. It's going to be a great year of buddy reading on Fridays! :)
Have a fun and restful weekend everyone! Do something fun this weekend! My husband, our dog and I will be going apple picking at Bowman Farms this weekend! :D