Friday, September 30, 2011

Cooking Program

Hello families!

Today we started our cooking program here in SRC Primary. We used a visual recipe to make chocolate pudding. The recipe shows a picture of each step, as well as a written direction. I pointed to the picture, read the instructions, and helped each student complete the steps. When the pudding was finished, all the students in the class got to enjoy our creation while watching a sing-a-long, it was a great Friday treat!

With today's cooking activity, the students worked on:
-following a visual schedule
-following verbal instructions
-gathering necessary ingredients
-opening packaging (milk carton and pudding package)
-cutting (pudding package)
-pouring (milk and pudding)
-stirring
-transferring from one location to another (with 2 hands!)

So far, we have only had two families show interest in the cooking program, so only two students participated today. In the future, I would love to have more students participate. Because of the cost of materials, I do ask that participating students contribute $20 for the program (for the year), but if cost is an inhibiting factor for your student's participation, please let me know and we can see if we can work out a payment plan or another alternative. I would love to have all our students working together in the cooking program--it provides a naturally reinforcing way to practice motor skills and life skills.

Below are some pictures from today. Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for reading!

Miss Ashlee


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Welcome!

Hello families,

Welcome to my new blog! This is another way for families to keep up to date about what is going on in the SRC Primary classroom.

I will post newsletters, pictures and updates about what we are working on in class.

As you know, in September we are talking about school! The kids have read stories and made projects about school in general and specifically Sexton Mountain. They are very excited to talk about our new principal, Mrs. C-B, our specials library, technology and music, and getting to work with their friends in Miss Amanda's class.

We are also beginning to learn about seasons, and what we see in fall. This is something we will continue into October, along with our October themes of shapes and colors!

Feel free to post questions and comments, thanks for reading!

Miss Ashlee