Five firefighters and EMTs came to class to show us their outfits, fire truck, and ambulance.
Our school cooks came to our classroom and together we made ants on the log with celery, raisins, and peanut butter or spray cheese. Students were able to wear their aprons and cooking gloves.
We had a Pleasant Grove police officer visit our classroom and we were able to sit inside of his cop truck and see the lights turn on.
Chick-Fil-A came to visit our classroom to celebrate raising money for our school and brought breakfast for the students. The students loved seeing the cow mascot to various levels.
This post is a little late, but we had a great week leading up to St. Patrick's Day on Friday March 17th. We had a lot of activities that required us to practice our social skills of sharing and interacting with peers. Our finale was the surprise visit we had on Friday while we were outside at recess. There were chocolate coins EVERYWHERE in our classroom, green shaving cream on our white board, and green silly string we played with! This week we also made shiny shamrocks, rainbows (hanging in our classroom window), painted a shamrock by rolling a marble, played in colored spaghetti, and in cooking-we made green pudding! In math, we learned about patterns, color mixing to make new colors, and increased our response finding numbers before they disappeared on our interactive board. In language arts, we learned about rhyming words, spelling words using letters, and introduced syllables. Next we have been learning about occupations (and have been practicing saying the word "occupations").
We had SOOO much fun celebrating Dr. Seuss and loved diving into several of his stories in multiple ways. Even now (on Thursday the following week), several students keep asking for something related to Dr. Seuss. I really feel like pictures capture the best of our activities. For our daily group rotations, each table had a Dr. Seuss book for their theme and did some type of activity related to that (cooking, math, art, gross motor activity, texture exploration, etc.).
Enjoy these pictures! Here's a brief highlight of some of our week's learning adventures.
Mr. Brown Can Moo - exploring different sounds
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut - making our own stories
Put Me in a Zoo - paper plate craft with colored pom-poms
Fox in Sock - race putting socks on of a variety of sizes
Horton Hears a Who - handprint art
Wacky Wednesday - coloring under the table on our backs
Cat in the Hat - make hat with stamping your name
Will You Please Go Away - obstacle course
One Fish Two Fish - handprint art in fish bowl
Cat in the Hat Returns - blindfolded "pin" the hat on the cat
Green Eggs and Ham - making green deviled eggs and eating
Dr. Seuss Bingo
Rolling a dice to create your own Dr. Seuss character (1=eyes, 2=top of head item (hat, hair, etc), 3=feet, etcetera