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Friday, September 26, 2008

We had fun making applesauce this week. We graphed the apples by color, size, and stem or no stem. Then we peeled, cored, sliced, chopped and separated our apples into two crock pots. One we left plain, and one we added red hots. We are good cooks! The applesauce was delicious.

Some of our apple skins stayed all in one long piece. And some of our apples did too! What fun!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We had lots of fun during our leaf centers. We ironed leaves, did leaf rubbings, matched letter tiles to vocabulary words dealing with leaves and trees, participated in an interactive computer brainpop movie about plants, added and subtracted using a matching leaf game, cut out words from the newspaper and glued them onto a paper using the letters L, E, A, V, E, S, and painted positive and negative images of various kinds of leaves.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Summer Packet Reward

Fun during the rewards day.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sept. 12

We had a great week! We are half way through the 9 weeks!
We've been reading the stories..I Like To Do That! and Do That! We wrote sentences that described what we like to do and what we do not like to do. The children enjoyed sharing their stories with the class. The children have made great improvements with their reading vocabulary. I'm sure you have noticed the improvement on their reading homework. We've also been learning to sequence stories.
In phonics, we have continued reviewing the alphabet and sounds. We have been reviewing short o and learning how to read words that end with -ot and -op, (such as pot and hop). This week we introduced 'Bossy e'... When he is at the end of a word, he gets bossy and tells the vowel to say it's name.
We are beginning to do addition, (some, some more) and subtraction, (some, some went away) stories in math. We are also working on first, second, third and sequential order.
We are continuing our study of leaves in Science. Several children have started noticing the different leaves in their neighborhood. They are starting to realize that you can tell what kind of tree it is by looking at the leaves. We have learned that the green in the leaves is called chlorophyll. And that the pretty fall colors are always present, the green chlorophyll just covers the colors up until it get cold out.
I hope you have a fun weekend, and get to do something fun as a family.