Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 16th, 2009

Today was so wet! We learned to ride trikes outside. It was a chance to develop our gross motor skills as we pedaled and used our arm muscles to guide the handlebars. We also practiced depth perception by estimating how far our friends were in front of us and leaving adequate room to stop.

We cheered on our friends and encouraged them to pedal as we rode around the track!

Today, we baked monkey bread. We cut biscuits into quarters (4 pieces). We then dipped the pieces in butter and rolled them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. We then put them in a pan and baked them for 30 minutes. The monkey bread recipe showed how proficient we are as bakers - we were able to follow the directions by reading the words and pictures and complete the recipe all on our own!

After we dipped the pieces of dough, we got to lick our fingers! Yummy!

The recipe was Sam's family recipe. He shared his family tradition that he makes this over the holidays.

In the writing center today, we used alphabet sheets to label our writing. We sounded out the words we wanted to write and used the alphabet sheets to write down the sounds we heard. We are WRITERS!

On Friday we will be making gingerbread and butter!

REMEMBER: Friday is the LAST day of school before break!


  1. Dear Dolphins,

    I enjoy reading your daily blog.
    I hope you all have a wonderful Winter Break!

    Thank you, Ms. Morgan(Jacob L's Mom)

  2. I really miss you and to let you know I am coming back to school the day after tomorrow. We are in Wisconsin and I really hope you are excited that I am coming back to school. We are having lots of fun at my Grandma's house. Love, Sam Ruder