Galaxy Room Week in Review Oct. 1-5

Galaxy Room Week in Review Oct. 1-5 2018

 Notes and Reminders

 

  • Thanks to Cole’s family for the delicious snack this week!
  • Monday we will welcome a new friend-Jack!
  • Conference sign-ups are out! Please select a daytime or evening slot to discuss your child’s progress! Conferences are adult-only, please make other arrangements for your child during that time.
  • The next letter of the week will be Ee
  • The next person of the week will be Cameron
  • 12th and Oct.29th: PreK regular schedule

 

Monday:  In Morning Meeting we introduced Dd as the letter of the week and Aria as the new Person of the Week. We continued practicing our rote counting skills with our Hundreds Chart, and we rotated Classroom Job Helpers. This week we began our Five Senses unit. Throughout the week we will explore our sense of touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing. Today we experimented with our sense of sight! We read Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw, and for our special project students put blobs and splatters of white paint onto blue paper. They then folded their paper in half to press the paint together. When we opened the paper back up, students told us what they saw.

 

Tuesday: We explored our sense of smell as we sniffed some “mystery scents” for our project!  They were all culinary grade spices, and herbs. We built literacy skills as we described what our noses were experiencing and then voted for our favorites. The students had a lot of things to say like: “it smells like salsa,” “it definitely goes on an apple,” “it smells like chicken sauce,” “like burrito,” “so yummy,” “smells like grass,” and “flowers.”

 

Wednesday: We continued to explore our five senses by focusing on our sense of hearing. We talked about how our ears work, the different kinds of things we can hear with them, and how to keep our ears safe. For our special project, we used beans, rice, tapioca pearls, and bird seed to create our own noisemakers! We also had a fun listening game at our circle time trying to figure out which whistle made the sound.

 

Thursday: We experimented with our sense of taste! We had a special snack consisting of sweet gummies, sour lemons, bitter 85% cacao chocolate, salty crackers, and savory (or umami) seaweed. This produced a lot of conversation about what each student likes to eat and what kinds of food they don’t care for.

 

Friday: In the morning, we had a special visit from our new reading buddies, Ms. Hinatsu’s second grade class! They will visit our class once a month to read and share their favorite books with us!  We also read Aria’s Person of the Week book and sent it home with her. We also introduced the final of the five senses, touch! Students felt one of the items on the Touch Board and gave some great description words like; spiky, scratchy, soft, cozy, smooth, cold, fuzzy, hard, dry, rough, feels like turf, fluffy and waxy.

 

Gym Time with Teacher Mike:

We spent the week in the gym playing more Autumn games like Leaf tag, Pumpkin Tag, and we even broke out our giant parachute. We took turns running under the parachute while we all used teamwork putting it in the air. I can already see that they are understanding safe ways to play and how to respect spatial and physical boundaries. Looking forward to another fun week coming up!

 

Have a great weekend

-Galaxy Room