Sunday, September 18, 2016

No More Wrinkled Hearts

This week we celebrated Grandparent's Day.  It was so nice to meet all of the grandparents that came to visit that day!  I know the kids were sooooo excited, thank you for sharing some of your morning with us!  

The kids were sure to show their grandparent's their "Days of Creation" mobiles hanging around the classroom.  

We read Chrysanthemum, and talked about how many letters we have in our own names.  Next we graphed our findings!

The story of Chrysanthemum, and the other kids teasing her in the story, because of her long name, also lends into a great lesson on how we are suppose to treat people and how we should always try to treat people the way Jesus taught us to treat people--with love and compassion.  We extended this by discussing the weight of our actions and words.  When we say mean things, we wrinkle someone's heart.  We demonstrated this by each taking a turn wrinkling up the large heart made of colored paper.  When we were all finished we tried to straighten out the heart again--make it like it was before we said hurtful words.  It's a great lesson on how our words can permanently damage or "wrinkle" someone else's heart and how we never want to be the one responsible for putting wrinkles in someone else's heart.  At the end, each child made a promise not to wrinkle anyone else's heart.  

In Math we talked about greater than, less than, and equal to.  We varied 3 different set of cards--picture cards, ten frame cards, and number cards.  The students paired up and talked with each other using their math words; greater than, less than, equal to.  

Finally, this week we began morning centers.  We bingo dabbed matching lowercase letters, picked our favorite color words, and used our focus on color words to pick out things in a magazine that are that color.  

That's it for this week, thanks for stopping by.  


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