Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dot the Letter

One of our center activities this week was to Dot the Letter B (since we were learning about bears.) This was the first time that we had done something like this and the kids LOVED it!

The kids worked on this for a long time. Some created patterns on their letters and used a variety of colors.

My favorite part of the activity was when the kids took charge of their own learning and asked for more letters. They first asked for "G" for Goldilocks and then the fun began. I didn't have them all made up so I was sitting at the computer making the activity pages as fast as I could. By the end of the morning, the kids had asked for about 10 different letters. For some of the kids, they were not able to recognize the letters that they were asking for so we had a lot of learning opportunities. My favorite was when they asked for the letter "Q"!!! Go figure! It was so fun to see them so excited about learning the letters in such a fun way.

Can you see the variety of letters on the table? Learning can be messy sometimes :). That's just the way Mrs. Jennifer likes it :).

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ki Bi Bo

When we were outside playing the kids wanted to play hide and seek. They couldn't decide who was going to be it so they had the wonderful idea to play Ki, Bi, Bo (paper, rock, scissors) to make the decision for them. I love how they decided on their own, a very fair way to make a decision. What a great thinkers!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears centers

Goldilocks and the three bears have invaded the ELC. We had a wonderful week learning this story. Here are some of our centers for the week.
Sara sorts bears by color.
We can act out the story on the white board. We can tell the story all by ourselves.

The boys play a board game where they have to roll the dice, count spaces and collect food for their bears picnic basket.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bear Graphing

That's right! We are graphing! This was our first graphing experience this year and we did very well. Ms. Jennifer gave us bags of gummy bears and we had to sort the bears by colors on our graph. Most of us could sort the colors all by ourselves and even place them into the boxes on the graph.

We talke about what color bears we had and then we learned the words 'most' and 'least'.
Here Sara is pointing to her gummy bears that she has the MOST of.
Lonne is pointing to the bear color that he has the LEAST of.
After we sorted our bears, we got to eat them one by one but only as we colored a box on our graph. The kids did awesome transferring their concrete graphs to an abstract one on their paper. Sophia and Yong Suk colored their whole graph by themselves and it was exactly like their bear graph.

Shelby Grace and Frances were working on matching the colors of the bears together. We were not quite ready for the graph but we did an excellent job matching the colors.