Frogs

Room 1 has been investigating frogs. We’ve discussed the frog life cycle, how they breathe, where they live, and what they eat.

“Frogs eat bugs.” – Ben

“I see them at home in a pond and they are green.” – Da’Ron

“Why does this frog have a tail?” – Maddie

“They can be red and green.” – Yanni

“Where do frogs go at night?” – Ka’Myla

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Classroom Activities

Room one has been super busy doing fun activates in the classroom. We have been exploring painting and mixing colors. We have also been making more stories and reading them to our friends during meeting. We have been counting numbers and grouping objects in the classroom.  We are learning and exploring always and making new connections each and everyday.

 

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Bunny Land

Room one has been doing a fantastic job. We are still continuing our story of the Bunny Land. We have been drawing stories about Bunny Land and going on a Bunny Hunt for the missing sock. We have been doing color sorting and counting.  We have also been making shapes with rulers, going to feed the ducks and going to unlock the door to bunny land.

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Where are the Socks?

The children have been on the on the search for the missing sock. They have been enjoying the story of the bunny who takes all the socks from the dryer and takes them to “Bunny Land”.  The bunny came to St. Mary’s and took our sock.  We have been looking for our missing sock in the dryer in the hopes that the bunny will return it safely. We have been writing our bunny land stories in our books and sharing them during meeting. We have been very busy in room 1 looking for the bunny who took our sock.

 

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Wonderful Things Happening at St. Mary's

We are in the second week of school here in Room 1 at the Gilliatte Building. The children are becoming more comfortable with the classroom and the teachers. They are making friends and enjoying the activities that we all get to do during the school day. The children are enjoying outdoor play, the studio, and indoor activities such as play dough and silly puddy. We are all happy and excited about all the wonderful things that are happening at St. Mary’s.

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Mixing & Music

For the past couple of weeks, we have been busy mixing ingredients using measuring cups and spoons to make playdough, weaving baskets, and coloring rice for our sensory table.  Ms. Lauren and Ms. Dawn, the music teachers from the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, came to visit us in the morning and afternoon.  We made music and sang along as we read What a Wonderful World and My Aunt Came Back.  Some of us went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to learn about some of the exhibits and other friends walked over to the pond next to the school to see and feed the ducks.

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More Exploration of Cats

The children in Room 1 continue to explore cats. They have surveyed the adults in the building to find out who has cats, the names of those cats and what colors they are. We have received many lovely cat pictures in response to this survey. The children also had an opportunity to create cat sculptures using clay. As these cats have dried out, we have been painting them.

My cat has a belly button. And lip gloss. – A’Niya

My cat’s name is Fluffly. – Da’Ron

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Cats

Recently in Room 1, the children have been pretending to be cats while playing in the home living area. Some of our friends have been cooking for the cats while others pretend to be the cats. During meeting, we created a web of all the information we knew about cats. Last week, we went on an adventure to the Lawrence Library and picked up a variety books about cats.

What do you know about cats?

They growl at dogs. – Da’Ron

They eat rainbow cat food. – Maddie

Cats can do anything they want. – David

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Exploring Snow

It was quite cold when we returned from break! The friends in Room 1 were interested in all the snow that was outside and coming out of the sky. We have been exploring snow and the different properties it holds – we explored what happens when we placed the melted snow on trays outside in the cold, we talked about what clothes we should wear out in the snow and that we think the snow tastes like marshmallows. We look forward to seeing what happens when the sun warms everything up and what questions that brings.

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