Galaxy room Week in Review

Galaxy room Week in Review

Oct.7-11 2019

Notes and Reminders

  • Thanks to Dorian’s family for the delicious snack this week!
  • The next letter of the week will be Ee
  • The next Person of the Week will be Eland
  • Conferences are just around the corner! Please complete the parent form and return it as soon as possible so we can become familiar with any specific concerns or questions you especially want to go over during conferences. Conferences are adult only, please make other arrangements for your child during that time.
  • Next Thursday, Oct. 17th, we will have our first earthquake drill as part of the nationwide Great Shake Out.
  • At the end of our school day, students are engaged in quiet book-look. It is extremely helpful if the conversations you have with your child are done at a lower volume, and that you are encouraging them to pack-up independently since we are also working on their self-sufficiency skills. Thank you in advance for helping your child to follow our end of the day expectations.

Monday: In Morning Meeting, we introduced Dorian as the new Person of the Week and the

letter Dd as the next letter in our Alphabet Study. This week we began our two-week unit on the

fall season. This week we will focus on leaves and signs of the changing seasons. We read a

few books about the changing fall leaves like Fall Changes by Ellen Senisi, and Leaves!

Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Wallace. In the afternoon, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a nature walk around the school! We worked in teams to complete a nature scavenger hunt! We looked for leaves, trees, squirrels, clouds and acorns.

Tuesday: In the morning, we continued to discuss fall and the changes we notice outside. For our special project, we created leaf prints with fallen leaves and paint! We also practiced our sewing skills by lacing some fall colored yarn through the holes of some cut-out leaves. In the afternoon, we went on another nature walk to collect leaves for our project on Wednesday.

Wednesday: We continued discussing signs of the changing season. During group time, we

read Look What I Did with a Leaf! by Morteza Sohi. We went on another nature walk and stopped several times during our walk to gather leaves for our observational leaf drawing. Students picked their favorite leaf and looked closely at it. Using a sharpie marker, students drew what they saw on paper. Students painted their leaf drawings using watercolors, trying to capture the colors they see.

Thursday: Today we wrapped up our first week of discussing fall and the changes that we notice in the weather and outside. During group time, we read The Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane by Victoria Sherrow, and students shared their weekend plans. We also talked about the differences between squirrels and chipmunks. We enjoyed a variety of fall centered activities during our choice time like, leaf rubbings, leaf coloring pages and creating nature faces.

Friday: No School

Gym Time with Teacher Mike:

Letter D week in the gym was a great success. We walked around like Dinosaurs, transitioned like dragons, and sprinted like cute little dogs. With the weather starting to change to being much colder, I thought Freeze tag, and popsicle standing would be fitting. I hope all the kids have a great 3-day weekend and I look forward to games next week!