OUR RICHMOND COMMUNITY
This week our social studies curriculum focused on the RICHMOND COMMUNITY and student ADDRESSES. With an upcoming celebration of FRIENDSHIP DAY (Valentine’s DAY) we are beginning to discuss a plan for making and mailing notes to classmates in our RES Post Office. Over the next few weeks, scholars will focus on learning individual ADDRESSES and why they are important. Preschoolers will also learn that ADDRESSES include NUMBERS and LETTERS!
Most good stories begin with the familiar phrase ONCE UPON A TIME, so preschool story tellers used this renowned phrase to begin a tale about their hometown of RICHMOND!
OUR HOME...RICHMOND, VERMONT
Once upon a time, many preschoolers lived in the town of RICHMOND! It was the month of JANUARY and TEMPERATURES were FRIGID and COLD! The children loved to play outside building snow people, but when the THERMOMETER pointed to ZERO DEGREES, they had to keep warm in their homes with their RELATIVES. Every preschooler lived in a house that had NUMBERS and LETTERS which made their HABITAT UNIQUE!
ADDRESSES are important to know so:
- Firemen and Policemen can come to your house if you need help
- The Pizza Deliveryman can bring you a cheese pizza
- You can get birthday cards and presents
- You can tell your friends where you live and they can come and play with you
- If you lose your credit card out the window of your car someone can give it back
- If you get lost in the woods the police can get your back to your house!
All of the RES preschoolers living in the RICHMOND COMMUNITY attended Richmond Elementary School and were EMPATHETIC FRIENDS! They cared for each other every day at school and the RESPECTFUL learners lived happily ever after! THE END
A NEIGHBORHOOD in RICHMOND, complete with ADDRESSES,
SNOW PEOPLE and ICICLES!
After reading TACKY the PENGUIN, Scholars focused on our first POT RECIPE, PASTA with SAUCE, or PASTA with CHEESE!
After graphing individual preferences, preschoolers prepared the warm, rich, CARBOHYDRATE snack and enjoyed eating it with friends! DELICIOUS!:)
A BIG THANK YOU TO TEO, MADDIE and MOLLY... FOR PASTA AND SAUCE DONATIONS!
METEOROLOGISTS continue to track weather each day and spent time this week completing individual THERMOMETERS by adding the letters, D, C and H. Each letter represented TEMPERATURES; DANGER, COLD and HOT!
PRESCHOOL PENGUIN PARADE
PENGUINS ATTENTION, PENGUINS BEGIN!!
To view the Penguin DANCE google, JACK HARTMANN PENGUIN DANCE (www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBHtpU1tB3E)
IMPROMPTU LEARNING...THE BEST KIND!
Each day a scholar wears a bright STAR sticker that symbolizes the designated STAR of the day. Unfortunately, the ADHESIVE on the sticker can lose its “stickiness” if students reposition their star on their clothes.On Thursday, the “STAR” was reminded by EMPATHETIC peers to keep the star sticker on her shirt so it would not fall off! This lead to further conversation about things that are sticky and have ADHESIVE! One idea led to another... and in a matter of minutes we were experimenting with static electricity! Scholars were amazed to learn that even though a balloon does NOT have ADHESIVE, hair sticks to the rubber surface when it is rubbed on their heads (FRICTION)!
VERY COOL and FUN!
NEXT WEEK’s LEARNING
POLAR BEAR PAINTING
LINES and CURVES
Over the past two weeks, scholars have used “pretend” snow crystals (salt and sugar cubes) in the classroom texture table to build igloos and ice floes for a variety of arctic animals. Polar bears, penguins and foxes have enjoyed student made arctic habitats.
This week, we will complete a fun painting project that incorporates the writing of lines and curves! The results will be cute and cuddly bear cubs!
Writers will use crayons to draw the cubs on blue paper prior to painting and will follow these writing directions;
- Connect two large curves on the bottom of paper to create a CIRCLE.
- Next, draw two small curves on the sides of the top of the CIRCLE.
- Then, draw two CIRCLE eyes and an upside down TRIANGLE nose
- Finally, draw two dot eyes and add the letter “J” coming down from the nose and then a backwards “J” to make a symmetrical nose!
- Paint the bear cub face white first. Let dry.
- Paint the eyes and nose with black paint. Let dry.
- Paint a snowstorm with six sided snowflakes with white paint. Done!
FEATURED LETTER and BOOK
JAMAICA and BRIANNA
by Juanita Havill
A story about FRIENDSHIP, COMPANIONS and EMOTIONS
OUR SECOND F.F.F.F. (Food For Forest Friends)
Cheerios and dried Fruit on wire
SNOW PAINTING...Can you write your name in SNOW?