Another great week in the books! We celebrated International Peace Day and the first day of Autumn. We shared fall books and poems. These poems are now in our poem binder! We also continued to be storytellers and read The Big Red Hen. We practiced looking at the pictures and the words in the story. We had fun matching uppercase letters to lowercase letters with magnets and games. Friday we began a new journal. This journal will help us reflect on our week at school while writing words and illustrations.
In math, we continued to practice counting objects and representing these through pictures and writing numbers. The children have explored pattern blocks, attribute blocks, geoblocks, snap cubes, colored tiles, and translucent shapes.
We resumed our conversation about how special and unique we all are. We had some lovely discussions on skin color before we began illustrating our self-portraits. They came out so beautifully!
You may have heard that we had a fire drill. We had practiced the plan the prior day and were expecting a fire drill the next day. The drill ended up being earlier than expected but all students did an amazing job lining up and walking quietly outside. It was raining pretty hard so we ended up waiting in the dugout until we were told we could return inside. What an adventure!
We discussed the zones of regulation. These zones are the emotions that we feel. The green zone is often referred to as the preferred zone because that is when we are happy, calm, and focused. Of course, everyone dips in and out of these zones, that is part of being human! We are focusing on recognizing when we are in a zone and how we can work our way back to that feel good green zone so that we can be a good friend to others and be ready for learning at school.
Please be sure to return the picture form if you wish to order school pictures. Picture Day is Thursday, September 29th.
Please be sure your child comes to school with a coat, the weather is constantly changing.
The school is looking for large zucchinis for our zucchini race next week - please bring one in if you have a connection! The race is on the 29th!