This month has been so fun learning about our feelings and showing others that we care. We have been building our classroom community and are working on being kind to everyone. We also learned many skills and concepts.
One thing we learned this month was what a circle is and what it looks like. Mother Goose Time has a catchy rhyme for teaching shapes. The circle one was so fun, the students wanted to sing it every morning. After singing the song, the students would make circles with their bodies. Earlier this week, I gave them a piece of string. They made circles with the string. I had them stand in their circles and asked, “Could the whole class fit in your circle?” Then, we connected our strings and made a circle big enough for the entire class.
We also played with tangrams this month. We used the shapes to build things. The students worked with a partner to build things. They worked by themselves to build things. And, we practiced being patient and waiting for our turn as we worked as a class to build things. We also used the tangrams to practice sorting by shape, color, and size. One more thing, we used the tangrams as voting pieces for our game of “Would You Rather….” The students loved playing with these tangrams so much that they’d ask me if they can play with them during their free play time. I love learning through play!
One last activity we did this week to show we care was make a “Get Well Card.” I had a few students ask, “Can I just make a regular card? I don’t know anyone who is sick right now.” A few of the students made regular cards, but most made cards with this cute Band-Aid man on it. They took their cards home and hopefully they will remember to give someone the card.
We had so much fun this month learning new concepts and playing with manipulatives. We are excited to start the new theme next week! Next month’s theme is Orchard Harvest.
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