Reminders for you calendar:
- Tuesday, March 5th: 100th day of School (KIDS only)
- Thursday, March 14th: Visit from a NYPL Librarian here in school (KIDS only)
- Thursday, April 11th:Writopia Film Screening @ 1:30 (Kids MUST have an adult attend.)
- Thurs. & Fri., April 25th-26th: Parent Teacher Conferences (Parents only, haha!)
- Thursday, May 16th:Brooklyn Bridge (Kids MUST have an adult chaperone.)
- Friday, May 31st:Field Day (Kids MUST have an adult chaperone.)
- Friday, June 7th: Last Day of School Breakfast 8:30-9am (Kids MUST have an adult attend.)
- Monday, June 10th: Graduation
We had another exciting week! Below is an update on what the Yellow Room children learned this week in school.
Themes this week:
- Hip Hip Hooray for celebrating the 100th Day!
- This week we began our study on the number 100 and will celebrate the big day on Monday with our Red, and Blue room friends.
- We also began talking and reading about the Library and the job of the librarian.
- Letters of the week are 'N' and 'V'. We followed up with a story, a jingle, a cheer for both letters and filling out our journal pages.
- Estimation Station was the name of the game this week. The kids had so much fun "estimating" in all of our math activities. Our first challenge was estimating which jar contained 100 items. We had one jar with 79 yellow petals, a second with 70 yellow links, and a third with 100 yellow beads. We couldn't believe with our eyes how empty the jar with 100 beads was. Our second challenge was estimating how many Unifix cubes tall we are. First we estimated and then we actually measured.
- For math, we scooped our way up to 100, by gluing down ten scoops of ice cream on a cone. The kids then had to write numbers, by tens up to 100.
- Our delicious math activity inspired us to think, "What can we eat 100 of?" As a follow up activity, the children had the opportunity to write and draw their response to this question.
- In art, the children wrote the number 100 with black sharpie and then water colored over it.
- For a second art activity, the Yellow kids drew self-portraits of themselves at the tender age of 100. We began by gluing down cut out clothes. Then, using markers, we added some wrinkles on our faces and drew arms, legs and shoes. The children really enjoyed adding their own personal details such as walkers, earrings, canes and other hilarious particulars.
- In writing, the children all passed around a one hundred dollar bill and a one dollar bill. After noticing the similarities and differences, they all agreed they prefer the $100. This inspired us to think to what we would do if we received one hundred dollars. We wrote and illustrated our adorable responses.
Highlight of the Week:
- Cooking! The kids really enjoyed making 100 ingredient pasta salad. We counted out and mixed together 100 pieces of peppers, mozzarella, carrots, and tomatoes. We then mixed it together with spiral pasta and enjoyed eating for snack.
Books we read:
- The 100th Day of School, by Angela Medearis
- 100 School Days, by Anne Rockwell
- 100 Days of School, by Trudy Harris
- The 100th Day of School, by Melissa Abramovitz
Songs we sang:
- Jolly 'N' and 'V' Jingles.
Places we visited:
- In PE, we practiced our planks and push ups.
- In library, Lindsay read Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Jan Brett.
- In music, we are learning the chorus to Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man.
Enjoy the photos and have a great weekend.
The Yellow Room Teachers