This week our SKs were introduced to their new classroom and so many new routines. They met this new experience and learning with enthusiasm!
Each morning we started our day outside with morning circle. We sang our greeting songs and opened our mystery box to find our theme story of the day. This week, our theme was around our new routines. We then worked on different STEM tasks. These tasks included lessons in Mathematics and were also tied to a mini science lesson in class that the students listened to as they ate their snacks. This week our STEM activities included making crowns, to celebrate their first day, using 2D shapes and patterning to make germ pictures, using a pattern to make lanyards and testing our counting skills by making colourful ladybug worry rocks.
When they finished their writing, students explored their personal bins. They worked on tracing their letters, numbers or drawing while they waited for others to be done.
When they finished their writing, students listened to our daily phonics song. This is a cue to put away their bins and get out their yoga mat for yoga time.
After lunch, students engaged in outdoor inquiry outside followed by physical education. In outdoor inquiry this week, we pulled up the weeds in our planters outside and started planting our perennials. While pulling out the plants we examined the roots and spoke about how the roots carry water and nutrients to the plant.
After this, students came in for a snack and our learning centres component of the day. While listening to meditation music, students spread out on their yoga mats to build a creation of their choice. When they were done, students put the contents of their individual centre into a mesh bag to be washed.
After a long day, students prepared to go home and finish off the day with Mystery Object outside. What a wonderful week. We are so proud of our wonderful, clever and hard-working students!