Welcome to the Green Room
Welcome to the Green Room
September and October Highlights
We have been busy getting to know each other in the Green Room and learning our routine and rules of the classroom.
In September we loved our Apple Picking Field Trip and used apples in all areas of learning from science to literacy to math activities. We started our ABC books and we learned how to do “bucket work” which promotes responsibility as we choose a math and literacy and fine motor activity to do.
In October we are exploring pumpkins and learning all about trees in our Creative Curriculum. We are in charge of decorating the front hallway and we can’t wait to show everybody the trees we created.
“In October we are discovering how color and shapes are used in art, especially abstract art. Primary and Secondary colors will be explored. We will begin learning about still life art in November. We will be introduced to Kandinsky, Pollock, Matisse, and Van Gogh, among other artists.
We have begun using puppets to dramatize stories and will start acting out familiar nursery rhymes in November.We are reading books by Eric Carle in October and will learn how he made his illustrations.
Ballet will be introduced as an art form and some specific ballets will be introduced too.
We will continue to explore different types of modeling doughs and begin to create with them. The children will begin to use the two stitches we’ve worked on to sew their own creations on burlap.
Rhythm instruments are being introduced one at a time and we are working on ear training, distinguishing high and low notes, and fast and slow rhythms”
Ms. Dannette graduated from SIUE with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She taught 5th grade for 3 years before starting a family. All three of her children are Discovery School graduates. She started teaching at Discovery as a substitute in 2014 when her youngest child was in her second year at Discovery. She is excited to be in a classroom and really enjoys watching the children learn through plan and hands on experiences.
Ms. Gabi and her husband Tom are former Discovery parents. Their grown sons, Sam and Seth, are Discovery graduates. Gabi started her teaching career at Discovery as a substitute. She joined the staff as regular employee in 1996. She has a B.S. from Bradley University and spends her time away from Discovery as an active participant of her synagogue and being very involved in local theater.
Miss Trish says ” I am so happy to be working at Discovery School. I have a background om Early Childhood Education and Developmental Psychology. I love working with your amazing children at Discovery School. In my down time I love spending time with my daughter, working out, and reading.”