Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Bike Days: Mondays and Thursdays

I am glad that I came in to work Saturday afternoon. I spent a good chunk of time working at my desk on lesson plans, but I found time to pull some of the trikes out of summer storage and got them ready for today.

On our next bike day, Thursday, I will have a few regular two wheelers for the class to ride as well.

We have about 30 minutes scheduled for bike/trike/ball play outdoors twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from about 11:00 to 11:30.

Bikes parked with care....

Three kindergartners enjoying the same vehicle

Todays math lesson was to introduce a math manipulative that will be around all year, Pattern Blocks. Everyone got a chance to make something. They were really good about sharing the materials.

It was Aidan's day to provide snack. He brought organic baby carrots, string cheese, and pretzels. Good job, Aisha and Mark! 

If you want to bring baby carrots, no need to spend extra money on those single serving individual pouches of baby carrots. A regular one-pound (16 oz) bag is plenty. The typical kindergartner will eat about two baby carrots at snack. So 40 baby carrots will cover our snack. (Several choose to pass on carrots.)

We had our first spilled milk today, and so we had our first "Here's the bucket, here's the sponge, and here's how to mop up your own spill" lesson. It went beautifully. 

We went outside to ride the trikes and play outdoors. Robert spent time shooting baskets and got quite a few of them. Way to go, Robert.

A fine late summer day in paradise.

See you tomorrow. Remember, tomorrow we will have PE, so please send your child to school in sturdy playground shoes. 

Be well.

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