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Friday, January 29, 2016

Mrs. Nicole, Ms. Connie & Mrs. Tasha’s AM Jungle Class!

Take a look back to last Fall in the morning Jungle class with Mrs. Nicole, Connie & Tasha!

We’re cruising right along in the Jungles class!  We’ve been having a lot of fun and learning so many new things each week in class.  One of the student’s favorite times of day is snack time…Of Course!  Though it seems simple, this is a wonderful time for learning and expanding their social skills each and every day.  They practice using proper manners at the table, taking turns-both speaking and serving themselves food, and it is valuable face to face time with both the teachers and their peers.  

One day we were lucky enough to have a Police Officer come visit for a few minutes and show us his “cool lights” on his patrol car.  The students were very impressed!  We used this as a teachable moment to learn about how Police Officers are here to help us and protect our community.  

We take flight, collaborate and play “Mad Scientist”.

After working very hard being “Bucket Fillers” we celebrated by watching a Wild Kratts video and having our popcorn party!  We practice “filling” other people’s imaginary buckets by being good helpers, nice friends and caring members of the TotSpot Family.  

Halloween was a blast this year, with lots of excited trick-or-treaters!  I must say, this was my best dressed class yet!

Though it was very cold, we made (a very runny version of) ice cream in our own individual bags!  These kinds of centers are always a treat,  not only because it was ice cream, but because of the hands on interaction.  Kids are so curious and impressionable at this stage and they are so excited to dive in and get a little messy.  I must say, these kiddos weren’t too impressed by all the work it took and I think they’ll greatly appreciate the store bought tub next time!
We celebrated Thanksgiving by inviting our friends from the Ocean Class over to our room.  The students were very kind and welcoming to our neighbors as we shared a huge Thanksgiving Feast together.  Their conversations were adorable and hilarious!  I am truly thankful for each of my students and all the memories we are busy making together.  

Mrs. Nicole

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