Sunday, September 18, 2011

Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom, LOOK what has been going on in our room!

This week we learned all about letters in our Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom  (CCBB) unit. We spent a lot of time reading a great book, Chicka Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin Jr. If you don't have this in your at home library, let me encourage you to get it! The kids love the story and they will be singing, "Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom, will there by enough room?" (I bet you have heard them singing it already this week) We learned that without letters, you can't read or write and that letters have sounds. Also, since in the story the letters went up the coconut tree, we learned a lot about coconuts. :) We all tried shredded coconut and did research to see if our friends liked it. We used the taste test survey from  Mrs. Jump's Class. We had so much fun, almost everyone in the class loved coconut. We also got to see a real coconut! (Thanks to Mrs. Chamblee, who knew you could find real coconuts at Walmart in September). We used our five senses to learn about the coconut. We all loved how it smelled! To finish our CCBB unit, we made a very special coconut tree snack and was introduced to Mr. Jack Hartman. Mr. Hartman has several DVDs that gets kids dancing to fun academic concepts. We danced Friday afternoon away to letter aerobics and nursery rhyme raps. And guess what, Mr. Hartman will be visiting BSLK later in the school year! I have posted lots of pictures of all our fun activities from the week, enjoy! Hope to see you all at our PTO open house Tuesday night. Come by to get a good look at all our hard work and visit our book fair. Also, don't forget Grandparents/special friends day is Tuesday for us as well at 1:45.

Learning about a real coconut!

Our super cute snack! Thank parents for your help!

Dancing to Jack Hartman! (Sorry its a little blurry, they were really moving)

 ABC aerobics with Jack Hartman, are making us strong readers!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Look at what we have been doing!

We have been working so hard learning our colors and color words. Here are a few pictures of some activities we did during our color days.

On green and blue day, we mixed yellow and blue food coloring to see what color it made. We painted our frog green with our marmallows! yum yum!

 On pink day, we mixed red and white paint with our hands like artist! We also read the book Pinkalicious. It's a story of a little girl who loves pink so much, she turns pink after eating to many pink cupcakes!  My kids said , "Look Mrs. Snead, we are Pinkalicious too!" Don't you just love when they make connections!

Here are a few of my sweet babies enjoying the sunshine on yellow day!

This next week we are starting on our Unit, All About Me. We also have a new story in our Scott Foresman reading program and we are starting to look at patterns in math. We are doing much better in our reading centers and now that our beginning of the year assessments are over, we can start working in reading groups with me. I hope you all enjoy an extra day off, I know me and my students both needed it. ;) Looking forward to another great and  busy week!