Identifying coins at the Math center
Learning about spatial relationships with puzzles
Some of our students are Muslim, so during Ramadan we learned about this holiday and made paper fanooses.
A fanoos is a lantern that children used in Egypt a long time ago to welcome the new lunar year.
We learned about Columbus and his accidental trip
to America and his three ships the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. We learned to
compare sizes and identify trapezoids and rectangles.
We also talked about
texture--can you tell the hull is made out of wood
In September/October, we studied the changes of fall in our environment. We went on a nature walk and collected leaves from Central Park. We sorted, classified, and identified leaves. Then, we listened to a story called Leaf Man. This inspired us to make leaf animals of our own by looking at the characteristics of the leaves and thinking about what shapes and sizes we could use to make animals of our choosing. This is what we came up with:
Using dyed noodles, students created color patterns to design their own necklaces.
Right before Christmas, students had a preview of our upcoming literacy unit : how to/functional writing.
We had a hands on experience of creating and following directions...how to make an edible Christmas tree.
I couldn't tell which was more fun, making it or eating it!