Building Community

The Otters spent last week singing, dancing, learning, and creating together.  During Numeracy we explored reasonable estimates through estimation jars and measuring our friends. We read several stories together each day and started Writer's Workshop.  We got reacquainted with all of our outdoor spaces which included picking many raspberries and grapes in the Piazza.  Building continues to be a favorite activity during classroom choice time.  Several Otters built instruments and formed a band.  We finished the week by planning and sketching sidewalk chalk drawings and then completing the drawings on the sidewalk in front of the ELC. We look forward to more sharing opportunities together and music with Ms. Shelley on Friday's.  

First Day

We had a very busy first day of school in the Otter classroom.  During classroom choice time, building was a big favorite with both the Rigamajig and the marble run.  We spent time outdoors in the Piazza building with blue blocks, eating grapes and playing in the music garden.  We also traveled to the outdoor classroom where we threw frisbees (mostly over the fence) and got a little muddy.  We wrote letters to previous teachers.  We made collages by finding the letters in our name and pictures of things that tell something about us.  We also got math journals and wrote some numbers that tell about who we are.  Mostly, we spent time enjoying each other and delighting in the first day of school.