The day that we made shapes!
"I hope to see bugs."
"I hope to play kitties."
"I hope to see the fire."
"I hope to see trees."
This morning we wrote a journal entry about our hopes for our time in the forest. Some of us thought of what we might play while others focused on what they might see. Each of us stretched our words out and wrote the letters that we could hear. We also wrote some sight words in our sentences that are in our Word Garden, such as "see" and "the"!
During sit spots we noticed that some of our painted rocks were not where we left them last time. We wondered what might have happened to them. Maybe an animal came along? Maybe other friends might have played with them and forgotten to put them back? Or maybe fallen leaves were covering the rocks?
We shared what we noticed while we were in sit spots when we came to the fire. Some of us noticed sticks that looked like dinosaurs. Others heard the wind blowing through the leaves of the trees.
Before play time we were given the challenge of making our focus letters that we had been learning in the classroom. We could make an M, N, W, or Y. Since these letters have straight lines we were able to make them with sticks. Here are some of the letters that we made.
During play time Mr. Sadowski let some of us use a wooden cup and ball toss game. Some of us were able to get the ball into the cup! It was very challenging. Others played in the wooden cabin, protecting shiny stones. Many of us ran around and built structures with large sticks.
Before lunch we split into groups to do some math work. This week we focused on making shapes. We started by making a triangle with sticks which has three straight lines. Then we made a rectangle after we found another stick since rectangles have four straight lines. We made the shapes again but this time we used our bodies! We loved making the shapes, getting a picture taken, and then checking to make sure that we had made the shape successfully.
For snack we had tortellini and ravioli. It was warm, buttery, and delicious. We ate it all up!
It was a little chilly today but we were very thankful that it did not rain on us!