We explored letters in a variety of ways. We rolled letter dice, highlighted letters from our names in magazines, looked at ABC books and built letters with blocks!
Today we enjoyed exploring a papaya. The children predicted what they thought it would look like, explored the outside and inside and finally, they tried it!
Read on to see what the children thought of the papaya!Read more
The children in room 6 enjoyed exploring a watermelon. We started by doing observational drawing of the watermelon, talked about what we thought would be inside, how it would taste, cut it open and then tried it.
Here our some of the building and signs we found while on our walk around the neighborhood.
The children have been working on building our neighborhood in the classroom out of cardboard boxes.
They have been building houses, restaurants, gas stations, and signs.
We have really been enjoying the nice weather. We enjoy playing on the playground, painting with Mr. Bryan, going on walks around the neighborhood, and going to the track and gazebo.
The children in room 6 have been building and drawing different things we have seen in our neighborhood.
" A sign a blue sign"
" Houses lots of houses"
" My house"
"The houses with the people"
BEFORE OUR WALK…
What do you think we’ll see?
Luciana: We’ll see a stop sign, a bus sign, and a blue sign.
Samantha: And we’ll see a bus!
Luciana: And we saw a dog because people always like dogs.
Sophia: Then the walk sign. Like there’s two people on a walk.
AS WE LEAVE TO WALK…
Antonella: I see my papa. *points to construction worker who is helping to build houses next to our school*
Ian: I see two signs. *Hawkins crossroads signs*
Mattiw: 10 people can fit in it.
Kal: You get in it and you drive it. It has 3 sides.
Sophia: It has food!
CHIRPING BIRD NEXT TO SIDEWALK…
Luciana: He’s hurt so he’s not flying. Is he bleeding?
Emily: *imitates the bird’s chirp… very accurately*
Kal: That dinosaur can get help from the other dinosaurs.
Mattiw: The ‘P’ car. Has a ladder for the house.
Ian: Look at the bird flying by the car!
Mattiw: It’s an apple!
Do we want trash in our neighborhood?
THE ‘BLUE SIGN’…
Emily: It’s the blue sign.
Samantha & Luciana: ‘L’.
Samantha: And ‘I’.
Mattiw: The yellow sign. It means the cars have to pass. I see a police sign!
Samantha: This one has a number for a phone call.
Ian: Number 4!
Vinny: This how letters are like letters in the sky.
FIRE STATION AND SIGNS…
Vinny: A station for the firefighters.
Mattiw: Police Sign.
Luciana: It’s a fire trip! The brown thing is when the sounds go off. The sounds maybe turn on then they come off. Then they drive to the houses and put the water on!
Sophia: It’s by my sister’s school down that way!
ANOTHER SIGN WITH NUMBERS…
Camila: That’s money. 5 dollars.
Kal: It’s to go get toys! (thinking garage sale?)
SOME MORE SIGNS + PAVEMENT MARKINGS...
Mattiw: I see a stop sign!
Ian: It has cracks like the lines. But they put the paint on. The volcano *makes explosion sound* break them. Then they paint and fix them.
Mattiw: Doctor sign. *deliveries sign*
Ian: This one says B, A, G, O *continues with random letters*.
Luciana: It says keep the trash out of the flowers!
Ian: This one *reserved handicapped parking* is pass because there are people in their chairs.
We used our 5 senses to explore our surprise! We smelled, touched, listened, and then looked and found it was PIZZA! They were excited to use their last sense of taste to try our pizza. Our pizza came from our neighborhood pizza store Jockamo’s.