Friday, May 9, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

My kiddos and their families are the sweetest! Feeling loved during this special week. Our parent committee has even more planned next week:)

Field Trip to the Big Apple Circus

Today we took the kiddos to the circus: the Big Apple Circus! I love this circus as they are smaller than your typical circus and they are known for their special care of their animals and their commitment to the community!

Before our trip to the show we played a fun math game using plastic peanuts and  dice. They practice rolling the dice and adding and subtracting the peanuts into the boxes.

My kiddos loved the show! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Make Way For Ducklings

One of my favorite days of the year is going on a field trip to the Public Gardens in our great city of Boston to ride the Swan Boats! I have to say I have the privledge of having my school located in the best city! 

First we read the famous book "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey and discuss the areas around Boston that are featured in the story. On the day of the trip we retrace many of the steps the ducks take in the story. For example, we cross the "Salt and Pepper " bridge on the red line to get into the city and walk down Charles Street just like Mrs. Mallard does with her ducklings in the story.

We were blessed with perfect weather as we rode the Swan Boats and said hi to all the Mr. And Mrs. Mallards along the route and posed for pictures with the bronze statues of Mrs. Mallard with all her ducklings.

We set up this water table full of ducklings and boats to inspire role-plays of the story.

What great views!

Such a great trip! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mother's Day activity

We read books about mothers and then drew pictures of "our mommies" using oil pastels and people colors crayons.

Then I asked them why they love their mommies & dictated what they said! We will laminate these and give to the moms later this week. Can't wait to see their faces!