We hope everyone enjoyed their week. At the Little Brown School we had an exciting week. We enjoyed preparing for Valentine’s Day, going on walks, and even receiving mail.
To prepare for Valentine’s Day we made cards for our grandfriends. Our class was extremely excited about this project and were thrilled to see their grandfriends. We counted down the days until we could visit our special friends.
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk to Helena Place on Wednesday so we decided to explore the wetlands in front of our school! We took in all the sights, smells, and enjoyed pointing out colors around us. Our class absolutely loved the walk and will be doing many more in the future.
This week we received mail from Ms. Ashlyn. The boys and girls were so excited to hear from her and are eager to write back. Next week we plan to send her letters. This will be a great opportunity to work on our handwriting skills.
We will begin our spring cleaning this week. Many of the cubbies contain clothes that they have grown out of. We will start sending small clothes home if you could please send back replacements. Thank you!
We hope everyone had a great weekend! This passed week we focused on exploring gravity in the form of ramps, improved our early literacy skills, and started working on our handwriting.
We’ve always been interested in the ramps around us such as the ramp that leads to our playground. This week we brought in tubes and blocks to explore ramps inside our classroom. We enjoyed building higher ramps and noticed that objects move down steep ramps faster. This skill gives your child an early understanding of gravity.
Reading is one of our class’s favorite activities. An interest in being read to is an awesome step to reading on their own. We love to predict what is going to happen next and discuss the story with our friends. This is an awesome early literacy skill.
Our writing center is always a favorite with students waiting for their turn to sit and write. At the writing center they are learning how to hold a crayon, draw lines, and some even work in circles!
We finished the week up by making cards for our grandfriends at Helena Place! We’re very excited to make the trip to see them on Valentine’s Day.
We hope everyone had a great week!
Our class had an excellent week packed with exploration and new discoveries. The boys and girls loved to observe the weather outside, spend time at our new writing center, and took on new responsibilities.
With the constant change in temperature we have been experiencing, our class has enjoyed discussing if they are feeling hot or cold. This has led to many conversations about the world around us outside. This week we have been able to experience sunny, windy, and rainy. What a wonderful time to talk about weather! On Friday, we talked about snow. What is snow? The boys in girls in our class were able to use excellent vocabulary words to describe snow such as wet, cold, freezing, and white. These descriptive words are brilliant literacy skills.
This week we also permanently added a writing center into our classroom. In this center, the class will be able to work on their fine motor and handwriting skills.
Our nap time routine has changed slightly. When we wake up, we place all of our nap time items (mat, blanket, lovies, etc.) on the white table in our block center. This is an excellent way to teach your child responsibilities! If you happen to pick up during or right after nap, please be mindful of this and ensure your child follows through with their new responsibility!
Hello parents! This week was packed with new discovery. We created ramps in our classroom using blocks, explored our emotions, and began to talk about temperature.
The block center has always been a favorite in our classroom but this week it was reinvented with the discovery of ramps. Using triangle blocks, the boys and girls created different sized ramps for their cars and trains. Ramps are a useful and fun way to teach gravity.
Our class has really focused on our emotions this week as well. We are getting great at letting our friends know how we are feeling using phrases such as, “I don’t like that” or “this is my work.” Sharing feelings and emotions is an excellent way to encourage mutual respect in our classrooms and friendships throughout their lives.
This week the boys and girls have also taken on some new responsibilities. During snack times they now serve themselves food and water out of jugs. We have also started to learn how to set the table.
Have a great weekend!
This week we explored one of our favorite songs, Going on a Bear Hunt. We really focused on our literacy skills this week by sequencing the events, comparing and contrasting, and using directional words. These are all excellent skills for early reading.
Their particular favorite was to compare and contrast. Mason pointed out that the book was different than the story. He was disappointed that the story did not include binoculars like the song did. The rest of the class took this topic and ran with it. Bentley says he likes the song better because he gets to move around.
Discovering directional words was also a hit. We brought a tunnel into the classroom and Delilah noticed that you can’t go over it because the tunnel would fall down. Oliver coud not get under it because the ground was too hard. So they just had to go through it!
You might have already noticed some changes in our classroom. We have moved our bulletin board to the wall you face right when you walk in our classroom. This is where you can find our weekly plans, lunch menu, and other information. The clips have been moved to the right side of the classroom. Please remember to check your child’s clip to see if they have any work to be sent home.
Welcome back! This week has been a good week to start the transition back into our school routines. The children loved sharing stories about Christmas break and playing in the snow. On Monday, there was still some snow on the playground. We were able to go outside and have a couple snowball fights :) what a treat!
We were able to see a lot of weather this week. During our morning meetings, we talked about it being cold, snowy, foggy, sunny, and rainy. We even learned a new song about the weather that is sang to the tune of BINGO.
Basically we saw all four seasons this week!
We also enjoyed music with Ms. Erin. She taught us a new song about stealing cookies from the cookie jars. All the kids admit that they were the ones stealing the cookies!! They love it.
Yoga and Spanish were great this week. The children participated in these specials as a whole class and they did wonderful. (Normally they are split into groups).
We ended the week with a few rainy days so we were stuck inside. However, we had a lot of music time! Some of the kids favorites were ‘Baby Shark and ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. We are excited to see where this takes us next week.
What an exciting week we’ve had! This week we had a new friend join our class. Her name is Evie and the children were very helpful in making her feel welcome! They showed her around our room and outside. They love making new friends!
Welcome to LBS, Evie!!
The highlight of our week was visiting our Grandfriends. We made sure to sing loud for them :)
The children were excellent at singing and we can’t wait to sing for you at our Christmas program (Thursday @ 430!)
They also enjoyed handing out gifts to our Grandfriends. Thank you parents for participating in this event!
We spent some time inside this week to work on Christmas projects and read Christmas stories. Our favorite right now is “Llama Llama Holiday Drama”.
We enjoyed our specials as well. Ms. Erin taught us to be elves and wander (jump, slide, skip) around the room to deliver our toys. It was awesome to see everyone use their imagination for this activity! We also enjoyed yoga with Ms. Brittney as well!
This week was a great week!
Have a great weekend!
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This week we managed to stay dry and utilized our time inside to work on a few Christmas surprises.
We carried on last weeks fascination with reflections by bringing a projector into the classroom. We used magnatiles, window blocks, and tissue to talk about colors and shapes that reflected onto the wall.
Sharing was excellent this week. They’re working together more than ever before.
In movement and music we are focusing on learning the words and motions to the song for our Christmas performance.
We wrapped up the week by celebrating Kallie’s Birthday! Happy Birthday, Kallie!
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We had a great first week back. We enjoyed hearing stories of what the children did over Thanksgiving! We love to hear their stories!
We also kicked the week off celebrating Bobby’s third birthday! (Happy Birthday Bobby!)
This week we began talking about reflections and shadows. The glass ornament that Mrs Willis put in our room caught a lot of attention. As the sun reflected, it created rainbows throughout our room. We talked about it and named the many colors we saw. We also noticed that if we spinned it, the rainbows looked different.
The big playground is always a hit for us. It’s a great place for the kids to explore their surroundings. They enjoyed digging in the sand and riding scooters. They also built bridges with the blocks outside.
Our specials were a fun time too. During Spanish, we learned ‘Felix Navidad’. This is the song we will sing during our Christmas program.
In movement with Ms. Erin, we focused on jumping with our feet together. We jumped over dots placed on our carpets! It was great and the children did great working on this skill!
Overall it was a great week! Have a great weekend!
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Class of 2020