Monday, September 8, 2014

Our first full day!

Today was a great day of learning and revisiting what we did on the first two days of school. Today was a full day and students were able to explore some new materials and has science with Mrs. D today. They also ate in the cafeteria and had the opportunity to play on the playground. Students also explored with pencils and pattern blocks. They also worked on creating classroom rules which we will display and sign tomorrow. They also talked about what to do in the cafeteria and how to behave. I was so proud of them as they remembered how to walk in the halls, sit at the rug, and even use the hand signals to show they understood learning. As the days go by we will start doing more of the academic and exploration, but the beginning of the year is the time to set the tone so they understand what to do and what is expected. I am looking forward to another great day tomorrow!
students sang with Ms. Kim

B in the lunch room!

students worked on exploring with a pencil 

A works on her exploration and so does R

l works on her writing 

W creates a story about Canada

S and K work on a story

Today students during the guided discovery of a pencil even were able to label their work!
J. Z. made a story about his family and labeled it!

T makes a photo of his family 

In math today students explored with pattern blocks which is one math material they will be using this school year to help them with their thinking and exploration!

B and T create different things

J. H, and T work on a making a tower

H made a bridge

bunny rabbits


Throughout the year students will be using thinking maps as a way to get their thoughts down. As we launched this today we started with the circle map. This map has an idea or information in the center and then students list inside the circle words to tell about it, and also to list information. We created one as a class on ways to behave in the lunch room .Students will use pictures now but will write in words as the year moves on. 
It reads in the lunch room we listen. In the lunch room we use a fork. In the lunch room we chew our food and use a thumb to get up or use the bathroom. In the lunch room we sit in our seats. 

Key words to help students remember the map and what to do. 

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