Sunday, October 5, 2014

                                                                 October is Here!
October is finally here, and the fall is just beginning. In our classroom, we have been working on learning how to work independently in literacy centers. Literacy centers are a fun way to engage students in a variety of skills practice.
 In the story retell center, students work on retelling the story "Chika, Chika, Boom Boom" with magnetic letters. This is a fun alphabet story, which helps us to recognize our letters.

 At the listening center, students are engaged in listening to "The Little Mouse, The Red, Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear"
Listening to familiar stories many times helps up to learn about story structure and increases our comprehension.

At the sensory center, students hunt for letters in a bin filled with rice. We are hunting for upper case and lower case letters. Exploring materials with our hands in the sensory center is a fun way to help increase our memory for letters.

In math, our class is working on recognizing, describing, and creating shapes. In these pictures, students are using geoboards to make shapes with a partner. We took turns making trapezoids, rectangles and hexagons. We also used a shape template to trace, cut and create our own shape collages. We read the book : "The Shape of Things"   to help us use our imaginations to see shapes in every day life.

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