We had MANY surprises in the Red Room this week. Here are just a few of our activities:
- Magic, Mazes, and St. Patrick’s Day!
Books We Read:
- The Littlest Leprechaun, by Brandi Dougherty
- The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, by Dan Santat
- Bartholomew and the Oobleck, by Dr. Seuss
- We were given rainbows labeled with different numerals and then placed that amount of beads on a pipe cleaner in the Math Center.
- After reading the story The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, the children drew and wrote about imaginary friends in the writing center.
- We did a couple of experiments in the Science center that answered the question: Is this science, or is this magic? When we mixed cornstarch and water together, we made a substance that was hard like a solid in the container but felt like a liquid when we put our hands in it. Then, we mixed nail polish and water and dipped paper in it to make a magical looking rainbow print!
Some tricky leprechaun fun:
- Maze Day! After learning about making and solving mazes, the leprechauns decided to make a maze challenge of their own! They taped out a huge maze on the floor of gym 2 and the Red Room had to navigate the many twists and turns to get to a pot of surprises at the very end!
- For a design thinking challenge, the Red Room constructed leprechaun traps using cardboard boxes and other materials found in the classroom.
- After turning the room upside down on Friday, the leprechauns put a spell on Mr. Alex that was slowly turning him into a leprechaun! Don’t worry, they left clues all over the school to help us find the ingredients to make a potion to turn him back. The class went on a scavenger hunt to different classrooms to find the different parts of the potion and Mr. Alex was back to normal by the end of the day.
Letter of the Week:
Dates to Remember:
- 4/1 School Resumes
- 4/19 School Closed for Good Friday
- 4/25-4/26 Parent/Teacher Conferences
Have a wonderful vacation!
The Red Room Teachers