Friday, March 16, 2018

Leprechaun visit this week

This week we have had a special visitor coming to our classroom.  His name is Sean McFlarety.  He is a leprechaun that visits the cub cadet classroom every March.  Please ask your child about these special activities in the pictures below. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Big Cub Cadet Thank You to Jess our Nurse!!

We had another community helper visit our classroom and discuss what they do to help others.  Jess, Olivia's Mom and our school nurse came in for a visit.  She read a book to us about how nurses help people when they are sick.  She explained how nurses and doctors work as a team in the hospital to make people feel better. She also showed us the nursing supplies she uses such as a stethoscope, thermometers, and band-aids.  Jess also showed us how to feel our pulse. She had use run in place and feel our pulses again and we noticed how our pulses beat more quickly.  As a surprise, she gave a special bag to each of us with nurse coloring pages, toothbrushes, band-aids and bubbles.  Thanks so much Jess for visiting our classroom and taking such good care of us in school!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A Big Cub Cadet Thank You to Mr. Lyons!!

Today Mr. Lyon's (Declan's dad) came into our classroom to talk to us about how he is a community helper in his job of being a lawyer.  He explained to us how lawyers need to go to school for a long time and need to read a lot of books about the laws. Mr. Lyons told us he often helps people when they are buying houses and renting apartment.   He told us that grown-ups need to know the laws and need to follow them, just like we have rules in our classroom.  After he explained his job we raised our hands to ask him more questions about his job and about him.  At the end of his visit he gave each of us a special gift with coloring books, pens from his business (Lyons Law), and other fun treats.  Thank you so much Mr. Lyons for coming in and explaining your important job to us. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A Big Cub Cadet Thank You to Officer Mike!!

Today we had a special community helper visit us in school today.  Officer Mike (Alessandra's Dad) came in and read a book to us called "A day in the life of a police officer."  He explained to us all of the aspects of his job.  Officer Mike answered all of our questions and helped us appreciate how much police officers help us every day.  He also gave each one of us a special bag to take home which included a police coloring book, a gift card to get an ice cream, and other treats. 
Thank you so much!!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Community Unit March 5-9

Week 4
This is our last week of Community
Books This Week:
Knuffle Bunny
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Small Groups For This Week:
-Journal- We will be writing in our journals about our favorite community helpers.
-Dinosaur Nests- We will be writing our diagonal lines letters (M, N, R, K) and matching better sounds of pictures.  We will be cutting dino “eggs” and matching them to the correct letter nests.  
-Dinosaur Roll and Stamp- Using a number cube, we will roll and identify the number and stamp the matching number in this turn-taking game
-Part/Part/Whole- We will be creating a set of 10 dinosaurs (whole).  Then we will be breaking apart the whole number into 2 parts by moving dinosaur pieces. (6 dino in one part and 4 dinos in one part) We will see how many different parts we can create.  Try this at home.  
-One More and One Less Game- We will roll a cube and count that many dinosaurs.  We will add “one more” to the set or remove one with the promote “one less”.  We will record how many dinosaurs are in the new set on our papers.
Handwriting Without Tears Books- We will be practicing our uppercase M and N in our diagonal line books.  We will be focusing on directionality and accurate coloring of objects.  
-Dino 1:1 game- We will roll a number cube.  Then we will roll another cube which will tell us to add “one more” or remove “one less.  We will then take that many dinosaurs and place them on our game boards in a turn taking game.

Let's Talk About It
Community Helper Visits (Lawyer, Police Officer, Nurse)
Caring for our community
More discussion about pulleys and ramps

Art Table: Medical Bag / House Class Project
Block Area: Blocks
Sensory Table: Dinosaur Dig- Dino bones, sand, and paint brushes
Book Area: books about community
Dramatic Play: Train Station

Big Rug: Dinosaur Mountain

Friday, February 16, 2018

Community Week 3 (Feb. 26-March 2)

Week 3
Books This Week:
Doctor DeSoto
The Ugly Vegetables

Weekly Questions
What does it mean to be a “good neighbor”?
How can we help our neighbors?

Small Groups For This Week:
Journals- We will be writing and drawing about our vacations adventures.
Community Bingo Game
Sorting Community Helper attributes
Searching and Sorting uppercase N and lowercase n letters.
Searching and Sorting uppercase M and lowercase m letters.
2 D shapes in our community
Upstairs/Downstairs using 10 frames

Let's Talk About It
Care for older people (elderly)
Tooth Anatomy
Pulley and simple machine exploration (from the science center)

Art Table: making our houses
Block Area: Blocks and community people
Sensory Table: gardening
Book Area: books about community
Easel: open ended painting
Writing Table: markers
Dramatic Play: Det Dentist

Puzzles and Manipulatives: simple machines(ramps, pulleys)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Cub Cadet Olympic Games

Today celebrated the Winter Olympics by having the 2018 Cub Cadet Winter Olympics.  We took torches through the high school and offices as part of our opening ceremonies.  We also found the Olympic rings in the high school lobby dedicated to Burlington's Olympic athletes.  Then we came back to our school and participated in Olympic events such as; the long jump, ring tossing, fly swatter hockey, and snowball relays.  After each event, we put a sticker on our passports. In the spirit of the games, we also shook hands to the friend we played against and said "Good Game". It was an Olympic day!!