Today was another awesome learning experience on Zoom!
We learned the letter Uu! We practiced naming the characters in “Green Eggs and Ham”. We practiced identifying rhyming words from the story too! We also practiced identifying fiction and non-fiction books!
We also practiced ways to show 6 and 7! Here is a video for further understanding and enrichment for the concept of counting using a number path.
We also visited Mystery Science to talk about the biggest apple!!! Click on the link below.
Today was another awesome day on Zoom! I am looking forward to learning labs this afternoon! Please remember to on time both dropping off and picking up your child.
Here is the schedule for today:
Wasan, Amina, and Mohamed 1:55-2:40
Hussain and Hassan (twins) and Mahdi D. 3:00-3:50
I submitted a video recording on Schoology for the afternoon assignment for all students to view, complete, and submit by 4:00 today. Please be sure to visit Benchmark for your child’s assignments for the letter Oo. Thank you for all you do!!!!
Please remember, for our STEM activity in the morning…. Please have a basket of building items for your child. (legos. plastic containers, plastic or paper cups, blocks…..) Here are some great engineers at work!
See you on Zoom tomorrow and some of you today for Learning Labs!
Yesterday was our first in person learning labs in our classroom! We had a great time together! It is my goal to meet with each student once a week during learning lab time. Please be on time for pick up and drop for your child’s learning lab time at Oakman School.
It is also important for me to meet with the students in small groups virtually. I am working on a zoom set up that will be easy for all of you. Until then, as you have experienced, we are using Whatsapp for this time. Each group has 15 minutes, so please have your child ready with their white board and marker at their appointment time. Here is a reminder of appointment time for Virtual as well as In Person Learning Labs. When your child comes to Oakman for Learning Labs they only need to bring a mask. They do not need their laptops. I wan this time to be lap top free. 🙂
We practiced the letter Ii! We blended 2 sounds to make words that start with short i. (ex. if, is, in, it) We also talked about how i is a vowel and has a long sound and short sound. We looked for items in our homes that begin with the sound of letter i.
We talked about what it means to be a friend. We said friends share. Friends smile and play together. Friends care about each other. Friends help each other. The children drew and told about how they can be a good friend and shared aloud their ideas after listening to the Benchmark poem about friends.
Thank you for all you do!
Please join me on Zoom on Friday for a Parent Meeting at 2:00-2:30. I will be sending the link to the meeting on Schoology and whatsapp.
I hope all of you enjoyed this incredibly gorgeous weekend! I know I did! I am looking forward to seeing all of my friends this week on Zoom in in person during their learning lab time!!! I am so excited for all of the great things to come this week!
This week will start our a new unit in Benchmark!!! We will also be introduced to the vowels and their short sounds. We will use these sounds to blend into words! In addition, we will hear poetry and some great fall themed stories as we practice identifying characters, fiction and non-fiction books, and phonological awareness concepts such as rhyming and counting syllables. (our favorite!)
We will learn our first sight words this week as well and use them in writing/drawing our ideas! (can, to)
In math we will continue to work on quantities and numbers 0-8 and representing them in various formations, linear, array, circular, and scattered. We will be using the ten frame I delivered in our child’s big bag as well.
In Second Step we will be learning the importance of Self Talk when remembering and focusing on the directions given.
In science we will explore some fall leaves with our senses! I hope you collected some beautiful fall leaves this weekend! 🙂
I will see you all on zoom in the morning at 8:55! Thank you for all you do!
We had such a fun week learning about fire safety tips! This was the official fire prevention and safety week! We had a virtual visit from one of Dearborn’s Fire Marshals (Marshal Jennifer) as well as one of their Fire Captains (Captain Mike)! They presented valuable information about how to stat safe in the case of a fire as well as gave us a virtual tour of a fire truck, ambulance, and the fire safety house! In addition, we also had a very special cadet from Dearborn Fire deliver plastic helmets, coloring books, and fire prevention and safety booklets to our school for our friends. (Cadet Ryan, my son) Here is a great fire safety site for kids and families! http://www.sparky.org/
Wednesday evening your child received a special porch delivery of fire prevention information as well as an at home learning packet along with our unit 3 Benchmark student workbook!
This week we finished pre-assessments and look forward to starting Learning Labs in person with all of my little angels!
In regards to fire safety week; Please make sure you all have working smoke alarms inside your home. If you do not, please visit your local fire department to get smoke alarms for free. Another great tip is to sit and discuss a fire escape plan with your children. Decide on a meeting place that does not move….like a tree across the street, or a particular neighbor’s house. Review with your child the importance of not touching things that are hot such as the stove, candles, lighters…..
Take a look at these pictures from our couple of days!
Have an amazing weekend! Thank you for all you do!!!