Sunday, March 10, 2013

So here's what we've been doing in pictures

I finally brought my camera home. Here are some pics.
 Ugh - pic is sideways. Anyway, we did a penguin and arctic animals unit in February.  We started with a schema chart of what they thought about penguins.  I accepted all answers, as the kids are 3-5.  Some made sense,some, not so much.  As we read non-fiction books, we added our new learning. 

Here are 2 of my kiddos using our sight word cards from our "word of the week".  They pulled out the cards after they realized they could make words with the leapfrog letters on the magnet board.  While there is no space between thego, One of my little guys was super psyched he could make 2 of our words!!
I was pretty psyched, too

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March Madness

March came - we are a week in already - and we are B-U-S-Y in prek.  We finished our arctic theme - they did so good!  The vocab, the semi-directed drawing lesson we tried (and they did amazing!!) all of it was wonderful.  I was always a fiction lover, but now - non-fiction is Fabulous!!  

We started our Community helpers theme this week. Probably one of my favorites (or it used to be, I'm loving the arctic theme we just finished).

I'm taking pics for my teacher eval next week, so I am going to try to attach photos (last time I tried, no luck).
On a side note - the reading adoption committee selected 2 curriculums for vote (by all k-5 teachers) Pearson Reading Street and Houghton Mifflin Journeys.  I really like the Pearson program for K and the prek program we would get if Pearson is selected would be OWL, which I like. Final vote in by March 21, up for school board adoption in May.  We'll see...