We are so excited about the new and wonderful improvements to our farm, thanks to John and Katherine Dobbs. Not only is it so attractive, but it is more useful and accessible to our girls. I hope you have seen it on the Memphis news. Please drop by at any time and come have a look. Our class got to go out to the farm last week and we planted carrot seeds. We had a lesson on the different kinds of carrots and each girl selected the color carrot they thought they would like the best. Of course we got to dig in the dirt and plant our seeds. Now we are going to visit our carrots to watch them grow and mature. They should be ready for harvesting in November or December.
Pictures From Our Farm Visit:
Skills used during our farm visit:
reason and logical thinking
comparing and contrasting
We are so lucky to have this farm on our campus for our use .
We have had the most fun learning about dots and making our mark. All of our activities have encouraged our girls to have self confidence and to be creative in all their work and play. We have developed an appreciation for others and have respect and compassion for our classmates.
Our center work has helped us develop many skills. We were able to express our ideas and make decisions about our own work. Other skills we used in our centers were:
fine motor skills
number and letter recognition
1 to 1 correspondence
classifying and sorting objects
These pictures are examples of what we have been doing in our class during the Dot Day study. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did with them. Have a great weekend with your daughter!
We have had so much fun learning about shapes, straight lines, curved lines and letters the past few days. We also are beginning to learn about dots in anticipation of National Dot Day on September 17. The girls are learning what they can create with just one dot. Here are some pictures of our centers and what we learn while we are working in them.
The girls are learning about straight lines and curved lines and the letters they can make with them.
Skills : letter recognition and relationship skills
We were being creative and using only 1 dot to make a picture.
Skills:expression and motor skills
In this center we used dots to count.
Skills: decision making, one to one correspondence and number recognition
In this center we worked with playdough and dots.
Skills: creativity and fine motor development
This center was to color either inside out of the dot or outside of the dot, whichever they chose.
Skills:relationship skills, shapes, fine motor skills and creativity
We are enjoying your daughters each day. They are all making friends and learning the other girls names. We work on sharing and listening skills each day along with being a good friend. Enjoy your weekend and ask your daughters what they have enjoyed the most about our first weeks of school.
We have had 5 great days with your girls. We have met our library teacher, our movement teacher, our Spanish teacher, our creative drama teacher and our Chinese teacher. The girls have walked to the lunchroom and have enjoyed eating with the big girls. We have been on our playground, even though it is very hot. Your girls have enjoyed our centers in the room and are learning how to share and be a friend to everyone. We are learning everyone"s name and about ourselves. Here are some pictures of your girls during the day. Have a great weekend and enjoy your girls.
Here are some pictures of our girls during the day.