February the month known to many as the month for love and friendship.
As a class we remind all of our kids to be kind and gentle with each other. Its not an easy task to learn , as adults we are still learning how to be kind and gentle. Here are some scenarios we experience in class. “ He took my toy away,” as teachers we assist both parties in resolving the conflict by either providing appropriate words to use with each other or assisting them in finding other options. Another option would be using a timer and taking turns with the object. You would be surprised by the outcome.
Fun things we did before our two fun days with snow at PCS. We read books about snow such as “ What do snowmen do at night,” “ The Snowy Day,” “ The Jacket I Wear In The Snow,” “The First Day of Winter,” and “All You Need for a Snowman.”
What a fun and busy month we had, we kept the kids engaged in many activities that exposed them to the colors orange and black, the oval shape and exposure to different kinds of vegetables. The K9 visit was super entertaining and loving. We could not go to the farm, but the farm came to us. Preparations to stone soup began with the Bible story “Jesus Feeds 5,000,” and “Stone Soup; by Tony Ross. The kids enjoyed every minute.
Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s all be thankful to God for the good, the kindness and all the lessons we learn from life.
Our kids in room 4 have been preparing for our firefighters visit. We had dress up in firefighters gear, they played with firefighter figures and fire station. We all sang the fire truck songs and read books about fire trucks and fire stations. We were as ready as can be!
The pre-school participated in the Great California Shake Out. We first practiced in class “Bunnies in the Hole,” hide their head and get down and cover their head. The day of the Shake Out we all joined by getting down on the ground, covering our heads, counting to ten, then walking outside the parking lot and making sure everyone was safe outside. The staff and pre-school children walked together to the Elementary School and gathered as one school as we would in a real disaster. Hats off to all the little feet that made the long trail to the designated disaster spot!!
Fire Station 38 Visit is always a thrill for our little ones. Thank you to the officers who came and introduced all their gear and fire truck equipment to our little boys and girls.
We have had an amazing start, most of our kids have adjusted to our class and their peers. We are learning many interesting things about all our students. The activities we have offered in our class have given us insight and extra tools to use when planing for our next lesson plan in our class. It’s fun to see them playing and learning at the same time.