Colleen's Class

June 2020

It’s hard to believe that we’re into the final stretch!  I’d like to shout out a HUGE thank you to my amazing students and families for keeping the learning going with such flexibility, and to my wonderful team for stretching their creativity and being willing to jump in with full on enthusiasm and support.  You have all risen to this challenge!  We have continued our HELP core vocabulary theme going with our book study on “Henry Helps Plant a Garden”, capitalizing on the beautiful weather and our desire to get outdoors, as well as looking at other ways to help our families.  We are currently studying the book “Henry Helps Make Cookies” also by Beth Bracken, and will move into a study of Community Helpers for the remainder of the year.  HELP seems like such an important word right now!  Take care and be kind to yourselves!

May 2020

Hello Families!  It is nice to finally soak in some sunshine as we all work from our comfy homes.  Our class has been working through some book studies: In a People House by Dr. Seuss, More Spaghetti I Say by Rita Golden Gelman, and Henry Helps Plant a Garden by Beth Bracken.  These books have an emphasis on some Core Vocabulary and highlight the words: CAN, I, LOOK and HELP.  It has been quite a transition to online learning and our familiar Circle Time and Calendar Time routines are now included in a video format for our friends to watch whenever it’s convenient.  Seeing familiar faces in Virtual Meetings is definitely the best part of our day!  Stay safe and stay connected everyone!

March 2020

We are excited for spring to arrive!  Our class has spent time using the focus word CAN.  We have talked about things we can do, and even tied in a little self-assessment conversation about our individual goals.  Our new focus will be MAKE and HELP.  Very productive words to use every day!  

February 2020

We have had a great start of the year!  We managed to stay warm enough in the school, and had fun participating in some gingerbread making with friends in Krista’s class.  We read multiple versions of The Gingerbread Man, and focused on the core vocabulary word CAN.   One story followed a Gingerbread Man Loose in the School!  We created our own gingerbread people and sent them loose throughout our school.  Where CAN they run?  It was fun to find out!

November 2019

We’ve had a busy number of weeks continuing with our focus “About Me’ and the Hall, on many tech-related activities using this core language.  We have started our focus on the word ‘Look’ which is just in time for the many exciting and different things to see at the end of October!  As well, we are celebrating the many crazy ‘National Days’ out there.  We had fun making pizza for National Pepperoni Pizza Day and celebrating International Artist Day!

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