Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Did you know that the letter H's favorite thing to do is to hide? We found some of those tricky hiding letter H's and sorted them.
Then in honor of their favorite activity, we played hide and seek for a few minutes. This is usually one of our favorite days. The kids have a blast and I love the excuse to make my kids clean their closets and under their beds.
Friday, December 15, 2017
During letter H week we had a blast doing a letter H themed obstacle course. They did a hopscotch, hulahoop, hopped across some bases, ran around the tree, and hit the ball.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Here are a few things I did to make this lesson go more smoothly:
1. When putting the names at the top of the page, I made each name a different color. Since most of my kids can't read, I could ask them to look for the blue name or red name, etc. and then we would count the letters together.
2. I made a large graph that I displayed and filled in as the kids were filling in theirs so they could check if they were doing it right.
3. At the beginning we did the first 3 names together. The kids who were able to work more independently moved on and the kids who still needed help continued to do it with me.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
We had so much fun on our annual fire station open house fieldtrip. I was so excited that so many parents were able to join us and I hope the kids had fun, were inspired, and learned a little too.
We tried on fireman apparrel.
We watched how they put out fires in two ways. The lit this huge tower of fire. We could feel how warm it was even though we were so far away.
First the firemen put it out with a hand held hose.
Next they used a mounted ladder hose on a fire truck.
We checked out an ambulance. (Don't mind our photo bomer in the front left. Haha)
The kids also learned what to do in a fire by crawling through a "smoke" filled trailer. (It was really just a fog machine.)
We watched a demonstation of how they help in car crashes. They took apart a car! It was pretty cool.
And one of the kids' favorite parts was getting high fives from the firemen.
I sure do love these kids and love my job!