Friday, November 14, 2014

November 14th, 2014

Hay is for horses

This week we were introduced to the letter Hh.

We built them with playdough...

...we did some high tech writing...

...we did some low-tech writing.

This week, we also wrapped up our unit on community helpers.  We had a fun small group activity where we had to match cars to their numbered/lettered parking stalls.

We learned about dentists in our community...

...we learned about dogs who also help people in our community.

And we definitely didn't forget to thank the firefighters for coming to visit last week.

Some highlights...

"Thank you for letting us climb on to your firefighter office. You are the best!"

"Dear fire trucks, thank you for saving people's lives. I hope you have a good day, dear fire trucks." 

"Thank you, firefighters.  You are really, really cool. The best ever. Really, really thank you because I love your fire truck."

To help orient ourselves within the community, we studied maps this week.  We started simple and collaboratively put together a map of the classroom. 

...and eventually looked at globes and children from around the world.

On Friday, we teamed up with Miss Lauren's class and took a walking field trip around our Oceach Beach community.  The first stop was The Lazy Hummingbird Coffee and Tea.  We got to say hi to some of the patrons and coffee makers and we each got a hot chocolate. 

Special thanks to this community helper for serving 35 cups of hot chocolate...with whipped cream!

Our next stop was the Ocean Beach library.  Mrs. Smalls read us a book, Thanks for Thanksgiving, and then directed a reenactment of the pilgrims' story.  

After that, we stopped at the post office.  We made sure to mail our thank-you notes to the Ocean Beach fire station no. 15 and to firefighter Ryan.

Finally, we stopped at The Sanctuary Day Spa and said hello.  We got to smell all sorts of good smells, which was a nice way to wind down from our field trip.  I think several of the adults would have preferred to stay at this point. 

Cheers to the week!  It was a good one!

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