Friday, September 23, 2016

I am special week

We continue to give lessons on our new equipment.  Here is Mrs. Betko showing the children our knobbed cylinder.  

Some of our children working with the knobbed cylinders.

 This little boy has mastered our knobbed cylinders and trying to find the holes without looking.

Our cutting and pasting area

We are working on building our finger and hand muscles. We do this by building towers with tongs. 

We also do this by beading. 
 Hard at work!
 Working on our numbers

 Each month we have our shape of the month at our language table.  We show them how to trace the circle and they can draw their own circles and glue circles inside their circle.  I love how this little girl put circles all around her circle.  

She worked so hard on this. She even tried to trace the word, circle and write her own name on the bottom of her paper. 
 The children get to choose their own work off the shelves.  

 Mrs. Porcaro showing the children our new button activity.  We do a lot of buttoning at school.  The children wear aprons for snack and art that they have to button.

 Here's a friend that buttoned them all together. 
 We are learning to be independent.

Here we are pouring our own water to drink.

Matching colors

One of the many things that I love about Sunshine Mountain is that we concentrate on the WHOLE CHILD! :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Handwashing and Snack

We are so busy at school that sometimes it's hard to get pictures.  

We are having a blast at school.  Tuesday/Thursday is still in orientation. This week we are learning how to wash our hands in the hand washing bowls.  

Work time!
This little girl is doing an awesome job matching the color buttons to the right color mat.  
 Beads on a rod - patterning 

We are learning about the shape, circle.  We each got a chance to draw a circle next to our name. They did great finding their name and also drawing a circle.  

 Here are a few of the circles that our friends drew. Aren't they doing great?!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Amazing 2nd Day

We had an amazing 2nd day of school.  These kids are picking everything up so quickly. We can't believe how well they sit for lesson time and how eager they are to work.  

Mrs. Fleischmann showing the kids how to do matching.  
Here are some friends matching.  

We talked about the name of our school and sang our school song.  You guys didn't even know we had a school song, did you??  Well here it is:

Climb Up Sunshine Mountain
Climb, climb up Sunshine Mountain
friendly breezes blow.
Climb, climb up Sunshine Mountain
children learn to grow.
Smile, smile it's great to be here
new things we will try.
Climb, climb up Sunshine Mountain
you and I.

We also sang a fun song yesterday and they were all doing the movements and singing along.

This is the way I move!
(tune: Mulberry Bush)
This is the way I touch my nose, touch my nose, touch my nose
This is the way I touch my nose, when I'm at Sunshine Mountain.

This is the way I jump up and down....
This is the way I balance on one foot...
This is the way I spin around...
This is the way I touch my toes....
This is the way I sit on my spot....

We learned how to pour.  Ask your child what was in the little pitchers.  

Of course we sang, "I'm a little teapot".

I'm a little teapot
I'm a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up, then I shout.
Tip me over and pour me out!

I'm a clever teapot, yes it's true.
Here let me show you what I can do. 
I can change my handle and my spout, just
Tip me over and pour me out!

Here are some friends doing snips. They couldn't wait to get their hands on the scissors.

Work time!