What Room 101 has been doing this week...
We experimented with a number of manipulatives and materials so that we could practice making patterns, graphs, and alignment crafts with differing shapes and colors. We are working on holding scissors and following lines as well as using just the right amount of glue to hold materials together.
The purpose of all of these different investigational activities is so that we are able to really understand patterns and math concepts with several different kinds of materials using our hands. This is the best way for children to grasp and maintain important foundational math concepts.
We read several read-alouds this week relating to social-emotional problem solving skills, colors, and shapes. We have been also singing our shape poems which I will add to this blog. Our sight words for this week were I and Like and next week the sight words are the and see.
We continue to practice our reading stamina by having buddy reading and independent reading. These skills will help improve our practice as we begin to recognize sight words and sound out words. Guided Reading groups and literacy groups will begin soon! We are still working on our voice levels during these activities so we can move on to rotating centers.
Homework will be returned tomorrow - October 3. New Homework will be sent home tomorrow as well and is due on Friday. Most of the class returned their work! Great job! Please remember to read with your child each day, and record on the homework sheet provided. Also, don't forget to turn the homework packet over so your child can practice writing their name.
Next week is Apple theme, so feel free to send one or two apples with your child as we have lots to do with them!
Field Trip Update: At this time, we do not yet know if we will be going on the field trip on the 18th because of the impending teacher strike. I will be sure to keep you updated ASAP as I continue to learn new information. Also, the field trip cost has gone down to $15! Ray School will be helping with the cost, so I will be sure to refund $2 to all those who already have paid me $17.
Here is a link for the shape poems. Hopefully it works!