Friday, February 25, 2011

Last week in February...

Did I get my wish... the yard to dry up so we can play on it? NO! I don't like those weather teasers that make you feel like spring is almost here, and then... WHAM... more snow. We are having a pretty snowy day today!!!

This was an off week. We had President's Day on Monday in which I had very low attendance and Friday as a snow day and again low attendance. So we didn't get a whole lot accomplished this week... but we sure had fun playing.

I was hoping to have all my assessments and each child's report typed up by now... but it didn't happen. I'm hoping to have it all done by the end of next week so I can do conferences sometime the following week. My assessments consist of several pieces... I check the alphabet (letter and sound recognition), numbers (recognition, ordering, counting, and making sets), phonemic awareness (of course, depending on the age and ability of the child), Ages and Stages Questionnaire that I fill out for the parents to see, and the POCET which you can purchase from here.

We also did several President's Day activities this week. Here are just a few of the things we did.

We talked about George Washington and made him and his 3-cornered hat. We also sang the song "My Hat It Has Three Corners" which the children had fun with.

We also talked about Abraham Lincoln. We made Abe Lincoln and made a Abe's log cabin.

We talked about Honest George Washington and made cherry trees after hearing the story. I don't have the finished project because I forgot to take a picture of them.

We talked about Abraham Lincoln's tall stove pipe hat and how he stored things inside his hat. They were asked what they would store in their hat if they had one like Abe. They gave a dictated response and illustrated their response.

Lastly, we made Abraham Lincoln and George Washington mobiles.

A very presidential week, along with assessing the children. I'll be glad to get back to our normal schedule... hopefully by mid next week.

Hope you enjoyed our week.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty darn cool..Rose..thanks for sharing with us..