Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Spring Board for Writing

Below are writing samples done by the children in Room Chet, phonetically writing and describing the progress of the eggs found on the playground outside of their classroom. Daily the children were shown a picture of the eggs, the hatching process and the birds.  At first they went up to the nest to peek but after doing a little research decided not to in order to protect the young birds.  If the mother was scared to return to the nest because of their visits, who would feed the babies?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Room Chet - Where My Family Comes From

Room Hey's Calm Down Book

Hillary Isaacs came into our classroom to teach the children about their various emotions.  Leading in to a discussion about strong emotions that can take over the way we behave.  She continued the conversation about how to deal with them effectively.  The kids came up with their own ideas about what to do in order to calm down. Their ideas included drawing, running around to blow off steam or reading a book.