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Exploration the week of 06/13/2022

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

Poem of the week

Cow

I approve of June

Fresh food to chew

and chew

and chew

Lots of room to move around

or lie down

Not too hot

Not too cold

Not too wet

Not too dry

A good roof of sky over me and my calf

Who’s now halfway up

on new legs

He’ll want a meal real soon

Yes, I approve of June

————— Marilyn Singer

What was Happening?

On Monday, we started the last week of school by planning for our Summer break.

We filled our “My Summer Bucket List” with our favorite fun activities that we might do.

On Tuesday, we had Howe field day. We had a great and fun time.

On Wednesday, we enjoyed a day off at home due to high temperatures.

On Thursday, we welcomed our new friend, Isra, who is going to join our family next year. Isra made a beautiful visit to our room, and she met her new friends as well as her new classroom’s staff. We also made “Happy Father’s Day” cards to celebrate “The world best dad”, our daddy.

On Friday, we ended this week with a half day, said goodbyes, took a group pictures, and we wished each other a beautiful Summer break.

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

From our family at room 107 to your family, we wish you all a happy, fun, and safe Summer break 🙂

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Exploration the week of 06/06/2022

Greetings Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

Sunflower, Sunflower

Sunflower

fun flower

you’re

my favorite one flower.

full flower

proud flower

you’re

my shout-out-loud-flower.

Light flower

bright flower

you’re

my sun-at-night-flower.

Wide flower

high flower

you’re

my scrape-the-sky-flower.

Sunflower

fun flower

you’re

eat-the-seeds-when-done-flower.

————- Robert Heidbreder

What was happening?

Letter “X” was our focus for this week.

“My letter “Z” book”.

“There Is Letter Zz” book.

“Z” is for “Zebra” samples.

Letter “Z” poster outside the classroom.

For Reading comprehension & answering “What book did we read?” question, we read the “Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar” book, and it is written by “James Dean”. We also read “Is it warm enough for Ice cream?” book written by “Violet Peto”.

For the Core word “LIKE”, we used the “Mothers and Babies” book.

For math, we are still learning time and exploring the different types of clocks.

We had a beautiful time at the Gym, Music, and Art.

We ended this week with “Sing-A-Long” ceremony.

Here are the links to our stories for this week to enjoy with your child:

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

June 10th, 2022 Sing-A-Long Ceremony

June 14th, 2022 Howe Field Day

June 17th, 2022 Last day of the school (Half day (AM) for the students)

Have a nice & safe weekend:)

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Exploration the week of 5/31-6/3

Greetings Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

Butterfly Wings

How would it be

on a day in June

to open your eyes

in a dark cocoon,

And soften one end

and crawl outside,

and find you had wings

to open wide,

And find you could fly

to a bush or tree

or float on the air

like a boat at sea ….

How would it BE?

————– Aileen Fisher

What was happening?

We started this week by enjoying our “HOWE Field Day” event.

Letter “Y” our focus for this week.

Letter “Y” poster placed on the wall outside our room.

Letter “Y” sample placed inside our classroom. “Y” is for “Yellow”.

“Yes! It is Letter “Y” mini-book.

For the Core word “Like”, we used the “A Dog’s Life” book.

For Reading comprehension & answering “What book did we read?” question, we read the “Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar” book by James Dean.

For math, we started our learning of timing and the different types of clocks.

For science, we are still learning about insects and how do they grow.

We participated in Gym, Music, & Art.

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

June 10th, 2022 Sing-A-Long Ceremony

June 14th, 2022 Howe Field Day

June 17th, 2022 Last day of the school (Half day (AM) for the students)

Have a nice & safe weekend:)

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Exploration the Week of 05/23/2022

Greetings Friends & Families!

Poem of the Week

TreeHouse Night

At night I climbed

the ladder

to my house

up in the tree.

The moon was like

an owl’s eye

staring down at me.

The stars

were silver fireworks

that never burned away.

The robins’ bedtime

songs were done ….

they rested for the day.

I rolled up in my blanket

like a squirrel in a nest.

I knew my dreams

this cool-moon night

would be the very best.

______ Sandra Liatsos

What was happening?

1) Letter “X” was our focus during this week.

2) “They see letter X” book.

3) “X is for ” mini-book.

4) “X” is for “Xylophone” samples.

5) For Reading comprehension & answering “What book did we read?” question, we read the “Pete the Cat and the very cool Caterpillar” book by James Dean.

6) For our core word “LIKE”, we used “A Dog’s Life” book.

7) For math, we started our learning of timing and the different types of clocks.

8) For science, we are learning about insects and how do they grow.

9) We participated in Gym, Music, & Art.

10) We ended this week by visiting Life Town center. We had a beautiful time!

11) Congratulation for Kareem on his recognition as a student of the month of May. May theme is “Empathy”.

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

May 27 – May 30 No School

May 31st HOWE Field Day

Have a nice & safe break:)

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Exploration the Week of 05/16/2022

Greetings Friends & Families!

Poem of the Week

Whale

A Whale is stout about the middle

He is stout about the ends,

& so is all his family

& so are all his friends.

He’s pleased that he’s enormous,

He’s happy he weighs tons,

& so are all his daughters

& so are all his sons.

He eats when he is hungry

Each kind of food he wants,

& so are all his uncles

& so are all his aunts.

He doesn’t mind his blubber,

He doesn’t mind his creases,

& neither do his nephews

& neither do his nieces.

You may find him chubby,

You may find him fat,

But he would disagree with you:

He likes himself like that.

—————- Mary Ann Hoberman

What was happening?

  • Letter “W” was our focus during this week.
  • “We Got Letter Ww” book.
  • “My letter W” book”.
  • “W” is for “Worm” samples.
  • Letter “W” poster outside the classroom.
  • For Reading comprehension & answering “What book did we read?” question, we read the “The Very Lonely Firefly” book by Eric Carle.
  • For the Core word “STOP”, we used the “Stop Doing That” book.
  • For Math, we continued discovering the concept of measurement, and to revisit shapes, we used “Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book” written by “Alan Baker”. We also visited our counting comprehension by counting different items in the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book by Eric Carle. 
  • For Science, we started “the life cycle of the butterfly” and we used the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book by Eric Carle. 
  • Had a beautiful time at the Gym, Music, and Art.
  • Big thanks & shouts to Dante P., Abdou A., Aya A., & Selene M. the fourth graders of Mrs. Polster’s class for reading with us on Thursday afternoon. Guys, you are amazing!

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

The Very Lonely Firefly (Board Book)

Upcoming Events:

May 26 Life Town field trip

May 27 – May 30 NO SCHOOL

Have a nice & safe weekend 🙂

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Exploration the week of 05/09/2022

Greetings Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

Ladybug

Look! A red raindrop

Shimmering on a daisy

Has sprouted wings!

Fireflies

Tiny, twinkling stars

Play a game of hide-and-seek

by the backyard fence

Spider

Between two green stems

You spread your lace tablecloth

And prepare to dine

————- Maria Fleming

What was happening?

  • Letter V was our focus during this week.
  • “Look At Letter Vv” book.
  • “My letter V book”.
  • “V” is for “vase” samples.
  • Letter V poster outside the classroom.
  • For Reading comprehension & answering “What book did we read?” question, we read the “Spring Stinks” book by “Ryan T. Higgins”.
  • For the Core word “STOP”, we used the “Stop Doing That” story.
  • For Math, we continued discovering the concept of measurement, and to revisit shapes, we used “Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book” written by “Alan Baker”.
  • For Science, we started “the life cycle of the butterfly” and we used the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book by “Eric Carle”. 
  • We had beautiful time at the Gym, Music, and Art.
  • We had great fun at the “Color Run” celebration.
  • Big thanks & shouts to Ali M., Zane A., Jolie A., & Lana F. the fourth graders of Mrs. Polster’s class for reading with us on Thursday afternoon. Guys, you are amazing!
  • Thank you so much Ms. Malak for helping out today in our classroom.

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

May 26 Life Town field trip

May 27 & May 30 NO SCHOOL

Have a nice & safe weekend 🙂

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Exploration the week of 05/02/2022

Greetings Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

Maytime Magic

A little seed

For me to sow …..

A little earth

To make it grow ….

A little hole,

A little pat ….

A little wish,

And that is that.

A little sun,

A little shower …

A little while,

And then — a flower!

————- Mabel Watts

What was happening?

This week was very short to start a new letter, so we used our time to review the letter U. We worked on our “That’s Your Letter U” mini-book. We learned new words that start with the letter U and we colored their pictures. Urchin, unicorn, unicycle, and uniform are examples of the words that we learned this week. We also reviewed our “My letter U book” that we finished last week. We had our umbrella poster outside our room to represent an example of our letter for this week, the letter U.

For our reading comprehension, we read “Spring Stinks” book, written by “Ryan T. Higgins”. We answered “What book did we read?” question.

For math, we used “5 Little ducks” book, illustrated by “Scott Barker” to learn how to count from 1-5, and we also learned about measurements.

Our kiddos visited the Gym, the Art, and the Music. They had a wonderful time visiting those rooms. To celebrate our beautiful mothers’ day, the explorers made such a beautiful hearts and posters to share with their mama:)

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

May 11th Late Start.

May 26th Life Town field trip

Have a nice & safe weekend:)

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Exploration the week of 04/25/2022

Greetings Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

Who?

Who lives inside a house

that doesn’t have a door?

It doesn’t have a window

or light inside, what’s more.

Who lives inside a house

with walls so frail and thin

that when he once comes out

he cannot go back in?

—————- Aileen Fisher

What was happening?

Letter U was our focus this past week. We worked on our mini letter U book in which we picked our pictures that start with this week’s letter, the letter U, and glued them inside. We also made an umbrella out of construction papers which represent our letter of the week, the letter U. We colored our letter U inside our notebooks, and we were creative in doing that. Our reading comprehension question was “What book did we read?”, therefore, we have been reading “ A Little Book About Spring” book, written by “Leo Lionni”. We are still practicing our core word “STOP”, and we have been reading “” Stop” Said the Cop” book.

We have been learning our opposites in math, while we learned about living or nonliving things in science.

The explorers visited the Gym, the music room, and the Art room, as well.

Our little kiddos from the Montessori school made us a beautiful surprise and visited us on Thursday to share some candies and balloons to celebrate and recognize Autism during the month of April.

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

May 2nd & 3rd NO SCHOOL

May 31st SE Field Day

Have a nice & safe break 🙂