Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Our Day Full of Play!

Today was the class' first day with FAN4Kids with Ms. Tara! They learned about healthy foods!
Ms. Tara, the FAN4Kids teacher
Y.J and N.P hold up their favorite foods. Y.J's favorite healthy food is carrots and N.P's is grapes. 
Look at all the delicious healthy foods there are! 
Some of J.S' favorite healthy foods!
H.L's favorite healthy food is a banana!
We have been practicing our turn and talk more and more each day! Today during reading workshop, we talked about the importance of looking at the cover before opening our books to read. Before we went off to do independent reading, we turned and talked with our partners about our noticings about the cover of a book. At home, you can do this with your child too-take some time before reading the book, to stop and look at the cover and ask your child for their noticings.
M.W and H.L before they began turn and talk
During math workshop, we continued talking about what same and different mean. We played another matching game with a partner using counters. Each child took turns creating and matching.
C.C and H.X
I.Z uses her finger and counts to make sure her counters match K.W
H.L watches as M.L creates the same thing
Y.Z and Y.J
With the extra time we had today, we were able to fit in more time for language through play! We also opened our dramatic play center!
S.C said that she's a chef! 
C.C said that her baby sister is sleeping! Shh! 
At the light table, A.P and D.G created a police station and police cars!
J.W along with M.D created a "kingdom castle"
H.L built this house and left a sign on it!
At the science center, Y.J and M.W wanted to get a closer look at the newts so they decided that the magnifying glasses would help them do this.
I.F built towers
Lastly, we have been reading in class this poem, "I am me!" We have been using the poem to work on pointing under the words, using pictures to help us find words and today, we worked on the word "I." As you can see in the video, it's highlighted, because the children found them during shared reading today! K.W really wanted to record this so during language through play time, I recorded her reading! The background noise is from our class in the midst of play!

Reminder--there is no school tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26th for Yom Kippur! See everyone on Thursday at 8:00am! :)