I don't even think attempting to catch up is possible. I have been so busy getting moved, starting a new school year, helping hubby start his FIRST school year (as a teacher at least), helping my kids get settled in in a new area, with new friends to meet, and a new church to attend. Add to that my mother in law moving in and construction in the basement to get her space set up and ready.... which should FINALLY be done in the next 2 weeks!!! Whew. I am still not all unpacked (because well we closed the first week of school on our house of course) I have just been in survival mode, it was all the energy I had to teach, keep the laundry done, dishes clean, and food in the fridge.
Why has this change been SO HARD for me??? Oy! Anywho... I am loving my new school, I am LOVING my cute classes, and I am loving our new home! My little kids are loving their new preschool and my BIG girl is beyond happy with her fabulous first grade teacher... all is well! Since backing up and telling you all that my kinders and I have been up to this year is just NOT happening here is a peek at what we did TODAY.
We read this Book:
Have you read it? It is MARVELOUS! In my new district we teach Journeys, which is great (it is taking some getting used to switching from Treasures to Journeys, but they are both good programs) sorry, tangent. Anyway in Journeys this week we are learning about our 5 senses, perfect intro to science and the scientific method! So we read this fantastic book to enhance our 5 senses study and THEN...
We put on some of THESE:
Do you see what this cute face has on? They are just 3D glasses, sans lenses, perfect "lookers" once they were all wearing a pair of "lookers" we went out "looking". The kids had so much fun looking and then writing about what they could see. I honestly believe that class should take place outside more often than it does! How do you introduce senses and science? I would love to hear your ides (that is is any of you are still out there what with my prolonged sabbatical and all.)
On an unrelated note my student teacher starts tomorrow, I have not decided as of yet if that means I will have more time or less time on my hands... but from what I can tell she is beyond fantastic and I am very excited to get to know her better!