We are working on comparing and contrasting different stories by the author Laura Numeroff, who writes If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Dog a Donut. To make it more fun we have had snacks each day to go along with the story for the day.
The weather had significantly cooled down one morning to freezing temperatures and the kids were so excited to find a block of ice on the playground. We will cover the states of matter at a later date but we left the block of ice outside to observe what would happen by lunch time. To their surprise the ice had melted.
Every Friday we learn to play a new board game or card game and since we are learning about comparing numbers it was a great way to introduce the card game war to the kids!
On top of the tunnel is their favorite place to play at recess.
We love watching GoNoodle to get our wiggles out during transition times in class.
Our buddies helped us play games on Halloween. We also had a big Trunk or Treat event and the kids got so many goodies!
We tried our first STEM project to go along with the story Five Little Pumpkins on a Fence
Practicing fine motor skills and counting at the same time makes Mrs. P one happy teacher!
SJV is celebrating our 15th anniversary this year, and we have special edition spirit t-shirts to commemorate the occasion. These t-shirts can be worn on Spirit Fridays, to athletic events, or anytime you want to show your Wildcat school spirit. This will be a one-time order. Not a fan of these shirts? Don’t worry! All new spirit t-shirts and hoodies have been ordered for the spirit shop in the school office. We’ll let you know when they arrive. In the meantime, you can check out samples of the anniversary tees in the office. But don’t delay! We are only taking orders through November 15.
SJV 15th Anniversary Tshirt Special Order
We have begun our math unit of understanding one to one correspondence, and what better way to count than with M&Ms.
For Red Ribbon Week our students were asked to bring in a stuffed animal to say “Hug, Not Drugs”. We have been talking about how to keep our bodies happy and healthy!
We spent the day at Bottomview Farms Pumpkin Patch for our very first field trip! The students had so much fun and were very excited to pick their own pumpkin. We used the pumpkins we picked to paint on Halloween with our big buddies.
We always have a great time with our big buddies and the older kids always reminisce about being in Pre-K at SJV.
The Pre-K kids did an awesome job running in our annual Fun Run!
The weather lately has been beautiful so we have done a lot of outside learning activities, including finding shapes in the real world and being leaf detectives.
Absolutely, Paws-itively Drug Free
MONDAY – “Wear Red Day” Let’s kick off Red Ribbon Week by wearing red. We will be creating a large banner entitled “SJV Was Born To Be Drug Free”. Please send in a baby picture of your child to hang on the banner. Please put your child’s name on the back of the picture so it can be returned to you.
TUESDAY – “Hats Off To Being Drug Free” All students may wear their favorite cap/hat along with their regular school uniform.
WEDNESDAY – “Sock It To Drugs” Students may wear crazy socks with their regular school uniform.
THURSDAY – “Hugs Not Drugs” Students in grade Prek-2 may bring in their favorite stuffed animal to hug doing the day. Students in Grade 3-8 will be receiving a special “chocolate hug” treat.
FRIDAY – “I’m Too Bright For That” Students may wear sunglasses.
It has been a busy first few weeks of school and we have learned so much already! I am seeing great progress in the whole class.
We finished our unit on the five senses by having a popcorn party using an air popper. The students used all five senses during this experiment. Seeing, smelling, and hearing the popcorn popping. Then their favorite part the touching and eating!
We all know that kids love to learn with food. Our math and science unit on colors ended with mixing color with frosting, food coloring, and marshmallows. Of course, they were most excited to eat it at the end, but I did get some OOOHS and AAAHS when the colors mixed together.
When we finish our work while we are waiting for everyone to finish their choices are to read a book or do a puzzle. Some days all kids choose books and other days its all about puzzles!
Balancing on the playground equipment!
Water coloring for art during the first week of school!