Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Miss Roach's Lesson

Miss Roach taught her first observed lesson today. She taught the students more about how to count syllables in words—a lesson in phonemic awareness that builds skills in reading and writing.

She did a marvelous job. I was formally observing her lesson and was so spellbound by her lesson that I forgot to pick up the camera. Oh well. I did get a photograph of the resulting chart:

Two-syllable names are the most common around here.

Before her lesson we did a Halloween art activity where we used our fingertips instead of paint brushes and mixed the colors from yellow, red, and blue liquid tempera paints. When dry, we'll use these to continue decorating our room as we approach the end of October.

Here is a preview of some of the work that will appear on the walls of our gallery:

All the colors mixed together....

I love the ghosts in the left picture.

At the end of the day Dr. Maryann Nichol read an African folk tale called Traveling to Tondo. She had a really good time reading/telling the story to the class.

No homework tonight, but look for it tomorrow.

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