Mrs. Burt & Mrs. Clanton
Our class ended the month of January with an experiment to see how cold it would have to be for it to snow and for the rain to freeze. We put jars of water out last Tuesday and in the morning when we went to check it and it had not frozen. We investigated what temperature it had to be to freeze and put the jars out again Wednesday and on Thursday morning they were frozen solid. We brought them in and all day long stuck our hand in the jar to see if it was melting. We collected information through observation. Your girls know that it has to be 32 degrees outside for the snow and ice to stick. They are now very conscious of the temperature because, of course, they want snow.
We continue to work with patterns and have the girls repeat their pattern. Repeating colors and manipulatives may be challenging and difficult to verbalize.
Our dramatic play center was turned into a Valentine bakery. The girls love to cook and eat their food. This encourages positive social interaction and language development.
Our creativity is expressed in our story telling center. The girls express themselves with their stories that have a beginning , middle and end.
We are learning how to be good friends and are sending cards that the girls create and write messages to each other. This activity emphasizes letter recognition and reading readiness along with awareness of print, as well as, social and emotional interactions along with left to right progression.
This math center is focused on counting in sequence, identifying numbers, and number placement.
Our Valentine box encourages creativity and expressing ideas.
The writing center encourages number recognition and exercises our fine motor skills.
We are recognizing the numbers and counting to show one to one correspondence.
We enjoyed meeting with you last week and to share the good news about your daughter's progress. We are eagerly looking forward to Valentine's Day in our classroom. Have a great weekend!