Wow we’re off to a great start here in FS 1/2. The students had a great week getting to know each other and settling into classroom routines. Our class jobs have been assigned and the students are excited to rotate through their positions as line leader, screen monitor, and lights monitor.
We began the week by making “about me” representations of ourselves.
Our math is focusing on the numbers 1-5 during our calendar time. We’ve counted all the way to 5 because we’ve been in school 5 days. We’ve also looked at many different ways to represent 5 – as a tally, on a domino, and on a tens frame.
In Phonics we’ve begun letter sounds. This is a review for some children but it’s good to have a strong foundation. We’re also learning how to write letters clearly.
In IEYC we’re starting with our Brainwave unit. We’ve transformed the classroom into Professor Spark’s Learning Lab. We’re learning about the brain and how we learn. We’ve learned that our brain makes connections and that it gets stronger the more times we practice things. The students are really excited to be helping Professor Spark with his research.
And of course we’ve had plenty of time for developmental play. Developmental play is essential to learning in the early year. It allows students to process the teaching they’ve been exposed to and to develop social and emotional connections.
We also had our first PE lesson of the year today combined with the Year 1-2 class. All PE lessons this year will be combined allowing a for larger group of students. They had a great time with their friends.
That’s all for this week. Have a restful weekend and we’ll see you back on Monday ready to learn!