Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

One of my resolutions is to get better about posting more frequently the things we are learning about in class. My goal would be to post at least once a month. (Fingers crossed)

The Elephant Sanctuary

This week in social studies/science, we have been learning about an Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee (thanks to the News2You newspaper this week). We worked on the vocabulary related to the story (elephant, habitat, caretakers, home) as well as discussed where we live (Ohio) versus where the sanctuary is (Tennessee).

Today, the students completed an elephant craft which they LOVED doing. We incorporated identifying body parts as well. Here are a couple pictures from out fun today.

Z adding the elephant eyes.

S adding the elephant eyes.

The finished herd of elephants!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Parent Information Night for Special Education

IEP/ETR Questions? 
Want to meet other parents walking the same journey as you?

Come learn about IEP’s, ETR’s, Testing and Transition Planning and more! 

Come to this informational night to learn more about what is available to you as a parent of a child with disabilities. Learn to advocate for your child and get your questions answered. This event is open to any parent of a child with a disability in The Princeton City Schools.

The meeting will be held on November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Princeton High School in the Student Dining Area.

A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and childcare will be provided.

To register for childcare and dinner, please contact Janet Maine, Parent Mentor at 864-1112 or  Come Join Us!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Apples and more!

September is one of my favorite months for classroom activities. In September, we always do activities relating to apples and of course, we always cook something! 

This year was no different!

In September, we learned about the inside and outside of apples. We painted with apples. We learned about what an apple tree looks like through the seasons. Then, we ended the month with making blender applesauce with Mrs. Keck's class. It was a great time for the students to spend some time with their friend who are no longer in our class. The students did amazingly well, sitting patiently, for over an hour as each student was able to participate in parts of the applesauce recipe.

Our Apple Paintings

Peeling Apples with the Apple Peeler/Corer 

Enjoying some apple peel!

Using the PowerLink and switch to blend up the applesauce

Using TouchChat app to help 'read' the recipe and answer questions about the recipe

Summer Camp

This is a little late post, but I had to post a couple of the cute pictures from our summer camp unit in August.

We used marshmallows to paint a "campfire" as well as made a pretend campfire in the classroom by twisting construction paper to make logs, then adding red, yellow, and orange paper for the fire.

In one of our summer camp stories, we learned about actives that take place at summer camp. One of the activities was tie-dyeing. We decided to tie-dye bandanas. The students were allowed to choose 2 colors to decorate their bandana. Here are a couple of the finished products with their artists.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome Back!!

Summer seems to have came and went pretty quickly this year. The nice, cooler weather was a nice change to the hot, humid weather, but it put a damper on some of my pool days with my kids. We started this year talking about summer camp and things we didm this summer. 

You may have noticed books and visuals coming home regarding this theme. These materials are part of the Unique Curriculum that we will be using throughout the school year. The curriculum follows grade level standards as well as the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended. (Clinking on the links will get you additional information about these materials.) We will also be doing a daily journal (binder) that will be sent home each day where the students will 'tell' about their day. Look for this to start in the next week or so. It will be picture bases so that the students can help 'tell' about his/her day. 

I have posted the newsletter for September on the Newsletter tab as well as sent home a hard copy. Be sure to check it out as it has important dates, themes for the month, and my contact information.

If you have not done so already, please return the photo/video permission form and the donors choose permission form. I would like to use the next couple weekends to start posting pictures of our classroom activities so I need those forms back ASAP.

Look for pictures of our first couple weeks soon!!
Have a great week!