Welcome to our 1A Space Classroom!

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! ♥️

Butterfly Observation in Room 1A

A few weeks ago, Room 1 had a few tiny visitors stay for about two weeks. During the first week, we observed these tiny visitors and watched them grow! Boy, do caterpillars grow fast! From one day to another, we saw the caterpillars transform into chrysalis. After a few days passed, we noticed the chrysalis wiggling and giggling, as butterflies began to emerge from the chrysalis! Once the butterflies were ready, we released them into the wild. Such a beautiful experience and a wonderful opportunity to learn about the butterfly life cycle.

Room 1A Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Heart Waffles

Our Valentine’s Day parties were a success! Our kiddos all enjoyed the delicious treats you all contributed with. Nothing puts a smile on a kid’s face like 2 heart shaped waffles, mixed berries, syrup and powdered sugar. This Valentine’s party was not just about having some sweets and exchanging gifts. We focused on the importance of showing kindness towards others and praying for one another – lots of meaningful discussions this week. We hope you enjoy the videos and pictures that accompany this blog. Happy Valentine’s Day Room 1A!

Wednesday’s Waffle Party

Thursday’s Waffle Party

Snow Days!

Hello Room 1A Families!

Here is a recap of our Snow Days! It was AMAZING! We had a wonderful time in the snow using sleds, building snowmen and making snow angels. We are so glad they were able to enjoy some snow! Please enjoy the photos below!

Room 1A Prayer Circle

Hello! We wanted to share with you one of the activities we did last week! It was a circle prayer. We were learning about the importance of praying for others. After reading the Bible story associated with the topic, we talked about a few things we could pray about. We asked them to pray for the friend next to them. I want to say, they did AMAZING! They showed so much love for their friends, family and teachers! You should all be extremely proud of them! Please enjoy the video below!

To extend our lesson on our Bible story “How to Pray” and the importance of prayer, we also read “What Happens When I Talk to God?”. To end the week, we talked to God through singing and dancing during worship time.

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Hello Room 1A parents! Here it is – The moment we have all been waiting for, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS PERFORMANCES! They turned out GREAT! Their wonderful personalities are showcased throughout these videos! We performed Baby Jesus, We Love You and Bethel’s Little Drummer Boy! They practiced so much for these performances, you should all be extremely proud! We know we are! 🙂

There are two videos available!

This video includes our M-W-F friends.
This video includes our T-TH friends.

Enjoy!

Stone Soup Days

Hello Room 1A families! We wanted to share these memories with you! We had two wonderful Stone Soup days! Stone Soup is all about understanding the importance of sharing and community. We strive to teach our students to be selfless and kind. It’s all about coming together as a team to accomplish our goals! They loved helping to make the soup. They shredded chicken, cut celery and carrots, watched the soup cook and, the best part, enjoyed the soup for lunch! We hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them! Thank you to everyone who brought their Stone Soup items and the Tavey Family for donating the cutest Thanksgiving bowls!

Farm Days

Our kiddos got to pet ducks, sheep, goats and a HUGE horse! Our friends did an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job at using gentle hands, calm voices and walking feet. Thank you to all the parents for participating with bringing our kiddos all dressed up as farmers!

We also had a sheriff in the house! 😍 We encourage all of our parents to engage in some discussion with your kids about their experience!

Here are some questions that can get you guys all started:

1. What was your favorite thing about Blondie the horse?

2. What kind of food were you feeding the animals?

3. What is something new you learned about animals today?

We hope you enjoy the pictures! Happy 3-day weekend!