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Continents and Cupcakes

Continents and Cupcakes

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As summer approaches, Children’s House Two makes many transitions. New friends from Children’s House One move up to our class, some old friends move on with their families and summer plans and all of us prepare for our exciting summer camp themes.  We have graduations, good-byes, birthdays and many days of outside play.  This week […]

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Double Letters and Double Digits

Double Letters and Double Digits

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

SSSSSHHHHHH, we said all week.  And also CH and TH as we practiced double letter sounds.  We also read Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Get Well and tried to  pronounce all the dinosaur names with varying success. We worked with several Montessori math works this week and added them to our shelves. We are conceptualizing […]

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Z Week and Earth Day

Z Week and Earth Day

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week we reached the end of  the alphabet with the letter Z.  We practiced writing with the sand tray and Montessori sandpaper letters, learned Z words and read Dr. Seuss’ classic Put Me In the Zoo.  Our science word was zoology. As we learned about everything from giraffes to piranhas, we  used all the […]

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Y Week

Y Week

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

During Y week , we made Yo-Yos,  read Y poetry and learned sight words: you and and yes. On Wednesday, we worked with our Montessori mathematics work and learned the difference between two dimensional shapes and three dimensional objects.  We identified and labeled our three dimensional objects: cylinder, rectangular prism,cube, pyramid, triangular prism, cone and […]

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X Week

X Week

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

For X Week we played a game with the X Box.  Our students sorted picture cards into words that contained x and words that did not; all the words that contained an x went into the X Box.  We practiced writing X as well as simple word recognition and learned more complicated x words during […]

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W Week

W Week

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many things are cool, but whales are “supercool.” For weeks, our students have looked at the amazing pictures in our new National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean  and this week we read all about whales, walruses, whale sharks and krill. Krill doesn’t start with W, but blue whales eat krill.  We learned […]

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V Week

V Week

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

During V week, we learned about velociraptors, a small fast dinosaur that hunted in packs. We also learned that the word raptor means predator and is also applied to birds.  For our science lesson, we used a paper airplane to demonstrate velocity and then we had velociraces.  We incorporated a somewhat advanced language arts lesson […]

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U Week

U Week

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ask your child what an ungulate is!  During U week we named as many ungulates as we could think of every day and learned about underground animals and why they live underground on science day. We talked about insects, reptiles, amphibians and mammals and of course, whether they are omnivores, herbivores or carnivores.  Then we […]

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T Week

T Week

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Ask us about our Tyrannosaurus Rex t-shirts ! We didn’t make them in class, but we had at least one for every day of T week. During T week we read a long book about turtles in small sections.  We reviewed plenty of our science concepts like cold-blooded and warm-blooded and words like […]

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S Week

S Week

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

During S week we were grateful for a week with no Snow even though it starts with S. Monday, we learned the sensory words: See, Say, Sound and Smell.   We identified the body parts used for each sense and made lists of associated words.  The list for sound was especially fun; it included boing,  choo-choo, […]

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