Galaxy Room Week In Review

Week In Review

February 24-28, 2020

Notes and Reminders

  • Thanks to Emma’s family for the delicious snack this week!
  • Please let us know via Brightwheel if you need to drop off late (after 9am) or pick up early (before 2:45pm). Our daily schedule is posted on our classroom Parent Board to help you locate us throughout our day.
  • Next week we are celebrating Dr. Seuss all week.

Monday: In Morning Meeting, we introduced the letter Ss as the next letter of our Alphabet Study. We continued counting the days we have left of school with our Hundreds Chart. Today we focused our fairy tale discussion on dragons and other magical creatures found in fairy tales.

We read Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, Red Is a Dragon by Roseanne Thong, and Have You Seen My Dragon by Steve Light. For our project, students made a small construction paper dragon and added wings, scales and spikes. Some students decided to add these to the castles we made last week and others chose to take them home.

Tuesday: We continued thinking about fairy tales. During group time, we read three versions of Tortoise and the Hare, one by Janet Stevens, one by Helen Ward and one by Jerry Pinkney. We played a round of Fairy Tale Mad Libs, where we each student contributed descriptive words to make a silly fairy tale! We also came up with 25 words that start with the letter S. For our project, we made fairy tale slime. We had a blast mixing, kneading, and squishing our sparkly slime!

Wednesday: In group time, we discussed the common story elements found in the fairy tales that we have read over the past two weeks. For our special project we used some of these elements to create our own fairy tales. We used story starters (themed objects selected randomly from a bag) to help us generate ideas for our fairy tales, and we illustrated these ideas with sharpies and watercolors.

Thursday: We read The 3 Bears and Goldilocks and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We compared the two versions and talked about how it is also similar to The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett. We also played another round of Fairy Tale Mad Libs during group time. For our project, we finished working on the fairy tale story starters that we began yesterday. We made some new additions to our science center, and the students enjoyed looking at the sensory bottles, and prisms.

Friday: We read a couple of versions of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The students enjoyed retelling the story and acting out the loud voices of the characters. There was an optional project to cut out and color some Billy Goats Gruff puppets. We also took our bimonthly trip to the Irvington school library to hear Ms. Audel read a few stories. We also enjoyed our outside time in the beautiful weather this week.