PreK Wise Owls

WEEK OF 9/10-9/14

The Wise Owls are spending these first couple weeks of school getting to know each other more and more. This week, we focused on learning about our families and how each one of us are different from one another, while also finding some similarities among us as well.

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On Monday, students used alphabet magnets to make family themed words using word cards. Students found each letter to make the different words on the cards. Students also practiced story dictation as they drew a picture of their family and told the story about what was happening in the picture. During morning meeting, we observed who did and did not have a pet in their family.

On Tuesday, we read our first story of the Bible: The Creation Story. We then did a sequencing activity where we put in numerical order what God created on each day. The students also focused on themselves as they wrote and drew about something that they think they are good at. During morning meeting, we discussed as a class different types of homes families can live in. We then wrote our ideas down on a chart. We also we had our first art class with Ms. Petie where we created shape dinosaurs!

On Wednesday, the students practiced their number identification and counting as they played a game where they had to match the number of family members to the correct number located on each house. The students also drew a family portrait of their own family. During morning meeting, we discussed as a class different members that can be in a family. We then wrote our ideas down on a chart.

On Thursday, we had a fun-packed morning with meeting our 4th grade Faith Partners for the first time. We started by going to a prayer service at the church and then returning to our classroom where we were able to play with our Faith Partners in order to get to know them better. The Wise Owls practiced writing with their September writing page, where they practiced writing their names and drawing a picture of themselves. The students also created their own "Wise Owl, Wise Owl, What Do You See?" class book, which they each made a page for. During morning meeting, we discussed as a class different activities families can do together.

On Friday, the Wise Owls made their own family books, which included details about their families such as things they like to eat and places they like to go. They also created their own murals in small groups using paint. During morning meeting, we observed who in our class was the oldest, middle and youngest child in each of their families.

WEEK OF 9/4-9/7

It was a short, yet fun week in the Wise Owl classroom as we explored our "All About Me" theme! The Wise Owls enjoyed learned fun facts about everyone in order to get to know each other better.

On Tuesday, the students worked their fine motor skills as they used Play-Do to make their own facial features on play mats! They also expressed their emotions and drew about how they were feeling on this particular day. They helped us learn that everyone can feel different emotions from one another. During morning meeting, we took a vote about which ice cream flavor was everyone's favorite. Chocolate won with 12 votes!

On Wednesday, the Wise Owls created a fun "Guess Who" game where they stated 3 facts about themselves. The students then guess who each mystery person is at closing circle. The students also completed an "All About Me" page that states many facts about them. During morning meeting, the students shared their favorite color!

On Thursday, we were visited by Dr. M, who taught us how to be kind to one another and how to better workout our differences when we have them! We later talked about what we learned during morning meeting. The students also had a blast doing a science experiment by making slime!

On Friday, the students used a variety of materials to make a body collage. They also used 1 to 1 correspondence to measure how big their feet were using unifix cubes!

WEEK OF 8/27-8/31

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Wise Owl Blog! We are so excited to share all of the fun activities we do and all the exciting things we are learning about here!

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On Monday, the Wise Owls dove into a number recognition and counting activity called "Back to School Stew". The students identified and counted the number of each ingredient they needed to add to their "stew" according to a recipe card. The Wise Owls also participated in a watercolor painting activity where they had to paint over a secret message to see what it said (Hint: the secret message was their name!). During morning meeting, we observed who has the letter "A" in their name.

On Tuesday, the students practiced writing different letters in their name using gel bags! They also identified the first letter of their name and then decorated it using tissue paper. This helped us practice using the proper amount of glue. During morning meeting, we observed who has the letter "E" in their name. We also had a great time at our first Spanish class with Miss Parker!

On Wednesday, the Wise Owls completed name puzzles! They also practiced writing their name using Playdough! During morning meeting, we observed who has the letter "I" in your name. We had a blast at our first gym class with Miss KIm!

On Thursday, the students watched a video, read an article and completed a coloring activity that focused on coming back to school! They also worked their fine motor skills by using q-tips to write their names with paint. During morning meeting, the students observed who had the letter "O" in their name.

On Friday, the Wise Owls ended the week by practicing writing their name using dot markers! They also practiced recognizing the letters in their names by making beaded bracelets with our names. During morning meeting, we focused on the letter "U" and identified who did and did not have that letter in their name.