Hello amazing parents! Since you are unable to enter the classroom and see all the amazing work your child does, we decided to do a virtual classroom tour just for you. Below is a description of each area and activity shown in the video.
We hope you enjoy the virtual tour! 🙂
- Window—Bible verse Psalm 147:4 was displayed on the window: “He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name.” Each student received one star and wrote their name on it. Great job, friends!
- Cubby Area—Name Rockets are displayed on the wall. For this activity, they counted the number of letters in their name, practiced cutting along the lines, and used their fine motor skills to glue and assemble their rockets. They identified shapes, such as squares and triangles. Our students also received new star cubby name labels. Yay!
- Trellis—Each student painted and used their fine motor skills to glue different color ribbons on their shooting stars. They also identified the shape of a star. Also hanging on the trellis are our styrofoam planets. Together we painted the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth and Jupiter. Room 1B students painted the remaining planets.
- Writing Center—As mentioned in our previous Butterfly Blog, we observed and documented the different stages of our live caterpillars. Once we released our butterflies, we recalled the different stages and created sculptures for each stage in the Butterfly Life Cycle.
- Library—To provide a more cozy and inviting area, we added a canopy with glow-in-the-dark stars. Hanging around the canopy are rocket ships our students created with different materials. We also added a background to the walls to give it a more “Spacey” surrounding. We can’t forget the awesome space books they can read in their new library area.
- Block Area—We provided a space background with pictures of astronauts, rockets and rovers to inspire them when they build with blocks and other construction materials (Big Builders and connectors).
- Dramatic Play Area—5…4…3…2…1… Blast off! In this area they can dress up as astronauts and play in a NASA rocket ship! The planets around the walls were painted by our students.
- Class Bulletin Board—For a week we focused on a 3-part space writing project. For the first part, we asked each student “If you went to space what would you do? What would you see?” After telling us their answers, we wrote it with a highlighter and they traced over it. For the second part, they drew a picture that reflected their answers. For the third part, they colored their very own astronaut suit and added a picture of their faces to their suits. Our future astronauts look adorable!
- Pick-up/Drop-off Door—“Blast into Room 1!” Displayed on the door are spaceships driven by each student! For this activity, they worked on coloring inside the lines and cutting along the lines. Afterwards a picture of their faces was added to their individual ships. So adorable!
- Light Table—Two weeks ago, my friends worked on extending patterns. This week they are working on creating their own patterns with two or three elements.
My friends worked so hard on each of their space activities. Let me tell you, they did an AMAZING job! We’re so proud of them and all their hard work. High five, friends! ♥️