April brought us spring in all of its glory - flowers blooming, birds chirping, and animals getting up after a long winter's nap. The students got a burst of energy, and it showed in all they accomplished.
Word Time: We finished our chapter on Social Behavior and started the chapter on School. With the help of Squawker, we learn the pronunciation, spelling, and meaning of words.
Penmanship: The students used their books to continue writing lowercase letters, words, sentences, and even labeled Mat Man's Body Parts!!
Math: The first half of the month our lessons were from our chapter - Geometry. They used their Mix and Make Shapes to identify shapes within a group and recognize shapes in real-world objects. They describe and sort three-dimensional shapes. The second half of the month we started our chapter - Data Representation. Children respond to questions by moving their bodies to different areas. They place objects in a simple graph to answer questions. We started our I Know My Numbers #9 booklets.
Language and Literacy: We've been working on the chapter - Writing, "It's My Story". Students learn to retell a story through pictures and dramatic play. Children learn about written language by drawing pictures and seeing how their thoughts become written words. They learn that print can be used to label items.
PATHS: With the help of our PATHS animals, the objectives of our lessons this month were making good choices and solving problems.
Chapel - We always look forward to a visit from Father Rick on Wednesdays to read us a bible story, sing songs, and pray.
The children made Easter cards for our senior friends at The Promenade. We had a lot of fun on our Easter Egg Hunt in Bentley Hall. We celebrated Earth Day with a craft and planted grass seed for Arbor Day.
God bless all creatures big and small.