Step into our classroom at any given time and you will find chaos! There may be cars and blocks on the floor, playdough stuck to someone's shoe, water pouring out of the water cooler, dancing, singing and beans from the sensory table everywhere! But in this madness, there is magic to be found.A student showing interest in a book for the first time, someone learning to write letters of their name, someone using the potty and feeling oh so proud! A shy child joining in a group and gaining confidence, a student bringing a toy to a crying peer....the list can go on and on! We truly work "Where the Wild Things Are" and we wouldn't have it any other way! In January, a book led the class down a path of discovery, searching for different animal sounds. We had to look some sounds upon the internet, because even I didn't know what a wolverine sounds like! We played several games around this concept, hearing a sound and trying to guess what kind of animal made it, all the while developing listening skills and really making the students think! The looks on the children's faces when they found out the strange melody they were listening to was the song of whales was a wonderful moment! Of course in February, we will talk about love and hearts.We will make heart "maps", documenting what the students love, listen to our hearts and see where students' interests lead us!
We will be exchanging Valentine Cards on February 14th. Here is the class list of names ~ Abby, Ayla, Elliott, Isaiah, Johnny, Landon, Leo,Oliver, Reid, Ridge and Virginia
February, the month for love and hearts!
"Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers." ~ Kahlil Gibran
"I am so happy to live in a world where there are Octobers" and I am so happy I get to spend my days in our busy classroom! The month of the pumpkins has come to close as we settle into cozy November focusing on family and love.