Friday, November 18, 2016

November 18th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
As we prepared for the holiday this week, each child had an opportunity to reflect on what makes them thankful.

"I'm thankful for my friends."

"I'm thankful for Murphy."

"I'm thankful for my mommy and daddy."

 "I'm thankful for my kitty."

 "I'm thankful for my kitty."

"I'm thankful for my mommy."

"I'm thankful for my family."

"I'm thankful for bananas."

"I'm thankful for painting at the easel."

"I'm thankful for rocket ships."

"I'm thankful for my baby brother."

"I'm thankful for my mom and dad."

"I'm thankful for my house."

"I'm thankful for my Nana."

"I'm thankful for police officers."

"I'm thankful for my mama."

"I'm thankful for my mommy."

"I'm thankful for turkey."

"I'm thankful for my dog that we had."

"I'm thankful for cars and driving on roads."

"I'm thankful for my baby brother."

"I'm thankful for my mom and dad."

So, whether you're thankful for your friends, mommy and daddy, or bananas, please have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2016

November 11th, 2016

These two weeks, we've learned all about our community helpers.

For our first order of business, we studied emergency workers.

One of our main emphasis the first week of the unit was learning how to dial 9-1-1.  Throughout the the next couple of days, we had many lessons practicing how to dial it.

We examined different types of phones and discussed how there are many types of keypads.
We talked a lot about different emergencies that might require a call to 9-1-1 and we heavily went over the fact that 9-1-1 was only for emergencies and never for fun (feel free to ask them to sing the song). 

We studied police officers...

and had fun with fingerprints.
(Hopefully this is the last time they are fingerprinted like this.)

We studied fire fighters...

...and then got to meet firefighter Jeremy.  This was absolutely the highlight of our week.

In fact, we played police officers and firefighters for the rest of the week.

This week also served as a review of letters A-F.

For show-n-tell, we saw an astronaut, blanket, cat, dolly, emergency truck, and a flower.

We also reviewed our numbers.

By the next week, we were ready to study many different jobs people in the community can do.

We even had an opportunity to think about what we wanted to do when we grew up.

Ms. Kristina, an elementary school therapist, came to talk about her job.  She also discussed emotions that we feel throughout our day and some gave us some calming techniques we can use.

We ended our week by discussing our military heroes and Veteran's Day.  Then, we wrote thank-you notes to our favorite deployed soldier.

It's been a good two weeks!