This week we had cooking with Diane!
Cooking is a great way to encourage children to work alongside one another and share. As of late we've really begun seeing a shift in the children from working alongside of each other to working cooperatively with one another - this ranges from the children passing the bowl to one another, inviting each other to take a taste of whatever we've cooked, and beginning to start a dialogue with each other!
Science with Mitzy!
This week we experimented with vinegar, baking soda, and food coloring.
Quotes from the children included:
"One more time!"
Spanish with Michelle!
We sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, learned about colors in Spanish, and sang sang our good day song. The children are really starting to warm up to Michelle and are enjoying her upbeat and positive energy while learning Spanish!
This week we read "Pete the Cat and the Five Pumpkins", as this has become a favorite for the children. Rereading books is a wonderful way in building on children's phonological processes and recalling information. This can be done by leaving the last word out of a sentence and having the children predict what the word is! The children really enjoyed the activity and had such a sense of pride when they were able to "help" their teacher read the book! We then painted a pumpkin as a follow up activity!
"One more time!"
This week we walked to Morgan's Market to explore leaves!
Making connections and sharing
Continuing our measuring exploration - but our 2A friends quickly discovered that they could use blocks as a balance beam!
They had so much fun working together to build their balancing contraption
And walking across it all by themselves like big kids!