Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Three Little Pigs

On Monday, we started to make props for our new fairy tale for the week: "The Three Little Pigs". Some students made the house made from sticks.

Others made pig puppets...

And some made the house made from bricks.

Dramatizing the stories out helps the children follow directions, work together in a group, wait their turn and it also helps them improve their play and make it more meaningful!

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Classroom Rules

Last week we talked as a class about what our class rules should be. We came up with these six rules and all of the kids signed their names at the bottom promising to follow the rules. Ask your child if they can remember what one of our class rules is!

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dramatizing "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"

Last week we dramatized the fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" on Monday, we make the props for our new story and Tuesday-Friday each group gets to dramatize the story a different way using different props each day. Our team captain shuffles the different role cards and passes them out to their group members and each person takes on that role. After the group dramatizes the story once, the team captain shuffles the role cards again and hands them out for the second round of dramatizing!

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Writing on the iPads!

Today we did shared scaffolded writing on the iPad! We projected what we were writing onto the screen so everyone could see...we all l o v e d getting to see it on the big screen and making shadows too!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Graphics Practice

Today we learned a new graphic. We made "pebbles" that will help us when we make the letters: O, Q and the number 0. We always start at the top and go to the right, while we make the pebbles we say "around, close". When the music stops playing we have to raise our hand with the dry erase marker, when the music starts then we can keep making pebbles. Ask your child what other graphics we have learned and what we say while we make them!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Buddy Reading

Today we started using our mediator cards in Buddy Reading. When it's your turn to have the lips mediator card, you're the one that gets to read the story and your buddy who has the ear mediator card is listening, then we switch!

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