Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bell Work

Arts Ed- The students practiced using their people for their play.

Health- Ms. Preece

Recess

Math- The students worked on finding the key word in math problems.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5 Work on Writing- The students wrote encouraging letters to their blogging buddies today. Their buddies are going to be writing finals next week, so we sent them a little love.

Recess

Quiet Time- Kaylie chose us a book about apples to read today.

Twitter

Social- Today I decided to do a little heart/soul activity this afternoon. I have done this every year in my class, and I find that it helps kids see what is going on in their hearts/minds. It all started after my husband Jon and I went to a marriage retreat several years back. We watched a series of Paul Tripp videos, and one of the analogies Paul used really stuck with me. He said:

“If I shake a bottle of water, spilling some, and ask you, “Why did water spill on the floor?” you might say, “Because you shook the bottle.” In other words, the shaking is to blame for the water on the floor. If I ask you, “Why did water spill on the floor?” you might say, “Because there was no milk or pop in the bottle. Why does anger, hurtful actions, and vile language spill out of people? It is not because they are shaken or the fault lies with whatever did the shaking. No, the problem is that there is anger and vile language inside, waiting to be shaken and spilled.”

I borrowed one of the student’s water bottles and shook it up. I explained how our hearts can be like water bottles. I gave the students some time to find a quiet space in the classroom with the lights off and I played some music. They were supposed to look into their hearts and see if they found any darkness/anger/hate towards others in their hearts. If someone was going to shake them up or make them angry, what would come out? Afterwards we had a talking circle for anyone that wanted to share. It was neat seeing how sensitive young children are to what goes on in their hearts and minds, and several children chose to share. We talked about how we all get to work on what is inside and our responses to others. Even when people make us angry or frustrated, we can work on having love and care in our hearts for them, so that when they shake us up, joy and light come out rather than anger and darkness. Feel free to continue this conversation at home! Or email or call if you have any questions!

Clean Up

Home Time

*Literacy Night is tonight! We would love to see you sometime between 6 and 7:30!

** Book orders went home today. They will be due back Thursday, January 31st. Thanks

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bell Work
Math- The students worked on math word problems.
Recess
Art- Students continued the Oobleck theatre play.
Lunch
Carpet Time
Daily 5 – I continued reading testing and the students worked on ‘Work on Writing’ and ‘Word Work.’
Recess
Quiet Time- Our helper of the day chose us a book to read.
Twitter
Phys Ed
Clean Up
Home Time

*Vocab words for the week:

(+)                                         (-)

Increase                               fewer

Sum                                       less

Total                                      difference

Altogether                          minus

Combined                           remains

Plus

both

*Don’t forget that this Thursday evening is the Literacy Night! It’s a winter campout theme, and there will be lots to do and free snacks! It starts at 6 and is come and go until 7:30!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sorry! I wrote the wrong day plan for the morning yesterday.
Bell Work
Drama
Health- Ms. Preece
Recess
French- Ms. Murdoch
Arts Ed- Worked on the student’s puppet characters
Lunch
Carpet Time
Buddies- The students worked on their advertisements today!
Recess
Quiet Time- Preston chose us a book today
Clean Up
Gym- Konrad and Kaylie taught us how to play their dodgeball game.
Home Time