Friday, February 20, 2009

February Work--Math. Language, Art, and More

It's been a few days since I've been able to post so there is quite a bit to catch up on...the classroom has been quite busy this February.


Matching sentences to pictures...
Designing a train from art materials...


Doing "big addition" with the decicmal system layout...
Aquatic puzzles...


Colormixing on the easal...


Adding final touches to the decimal layout...wow, counting to 9,999!


Bead stair addition work...

Matching cards are a wonderful prereading activity. Here a child is matching photos with a spring theme...

Making patterns with the knobless cylinders...



Practing handwriting and names of secondary colors...



Sink or float experiment...



Pattern and sequenceing cards with bears...



Months of the year work...




Practicing handwriting...



Pairing pictures that rhyme...



Practing letters with a sand tray and dry erase marker and board...



















Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More Dragon Dance Pictures



And Now The Much Anticipated Dragon Dance...

video

This is our first dragon dance of the new year.

The dragon danced while the class sang a chant:

"We are the weavers, we are the web.
We are the flow and we are the ebb."

Everyone got a chance to be inside the dragon head and lead the dance.

We'll be dancing with the dragon many more times this week and bringing out our rhythm instruments for accompaniment.

This my first attempt at posting a video from our digital camera. We hope to improve our skills and post more video snippets of our day. Since I'm still new to this, any pointers or suggestions are very welcome.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Busy January Days...

A lesson on the binomial cube... One thousand cubes!

Painting a backdrop for an impromptu performance of the Nutcracker...
Sensory matching...




Counting...




Scooping and sorting...


Sink or Float....











Learning About The Primary Colors

Our color mixing activites are quite popular. In this activity the child mixes primary blue water with primary yellow water to make secondary green. Here a child can practice identifying and writing the names of the primary colors.







In this activity a child can combine primary blue playdough with primary yellow palydough to make secondary green playdough.