Sunday, November 23, 2014

Transit Museum

On Friday we took a trip to the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. Although it took a really long time to get there the students were still able to explore the trains in the museum and compare how they were different and similar to the trains we ride in today. They also were able to go on the bus and pretend they were driving it. At the end of the trip we looked at how the trains are made and how the workers had to dig through tons of rock and debris to create the great subway system we have today. By the end of the trip they were so tired they even fell asleep on the way home!
entering the museum 

L drives the bus

B drives the bus and L waits for her turn

exploring the bus 

n drives the bus

I drives the bus

students observing the old subway train cars

more observations and exploring 

T and B on the train 

W on the train 

we looked at the old engines that the trains used to have 

L and J move the train to see how the wheels move 

D and J fell asleep

Monday, November 17, 2014

Library Trip and more

This past Friday we took a trip to the Flushing Library. The students were so excited and they even were able to look at books as well as receive cards. The teacher even played the guitar to sing songs and read books to them.

R reads at the library

W and his mom read together

H reads the book

We also started to work on pattern book writing and reading books. Students have been able to read the books and recognize the basic sight words to help them with their reading and writing. 

R reads the pattern.

A reads the pattern

Writing some of the patterns.

Students also have been working on building a city in blocks. They used the books to help them and also started labeling the city. They used what they knew and also with scaffolding they were able to label the city and use words they knew to help them. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

In honor of Veterans Day, Ms. Rebecca came into the class and taught the students about the Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and the Air Force. Students were able to act out each job and also created hats to share at home with their families.
Ms. Rebecca has the class act out and go over the job.

N makes her hat

A works on her hat

T makes his hat

N works on his hat

W makes his hat

J makes his hat