Room Two

Circle Time-Room 2

Circle time is the most important event of the day. During these quick fifteen minutes the students are reviewing math though counting and science by describing the weather and the items needed to wear in certain conditions. In addition, the letter of the week is reviewed along with the words that make the letters' sound; the students are then asked to write the letter on the board which is then followed by second step. This program was created to only only introduce children of this age range to feelings, but to also be able to express themselves and come up with different ideas to join play. Lastly,  the children are read a book that is correlated with the topic of the week or month. It is worthy to note, that although the morning routine may be hectic, it is important to bring the children on time in order to have time to eat breakfast and transition into circle time with ease. 

Sowing Bean Seeds

As previously mentioned,  the students observed the growth course of a (bean) root as it entered it's various stages. It's purpose was to serve as a visual representation of how roots appear from under the ground. In addition,  the children drew what was noticed or discovered with their (bean) roots. This goal offered the opportunity for the children to speak while also practicing social cues, like taking turns in a conversation, as they completed the objective. It is worthy to mention that reviews were done, which entailed seed growth and its necessities, like water, sunlight and dirt. 

During this time, the children also compared and contrasted two types of seeds, which held several purposes for the lesson. The first was to sort the seeds and view their similarities and differences with the assistance of a magnifying glass. The second aim was prediction. The children were asked to predicted which of the two seeds weighted the most; after the students all respectively placed them on the scale they viewed which of the two actually weighted the most. Lastly, the children then compared and contrasted the seeds with rocks. This aided the students further within the objective, as well their use of language and practice of a few of the five senses.