Early preschoolers had a busy first week of school! In Reading, they listened to heartwarming stories about coming to school including “My Preschool” by Anne Rockwell and “Llama, Llama Misses Mama” by Ana Dewdney (Library Book Pick).
In Language, students made an “Apple Name Tag” on the first day of school. During circle time, while singing “Let’s See Who’s Here Today?” the teacher spelled out loudly the name of each child, then he or she placed the apple name tag on the attendance chart independently. Each child also created a sparkly “Loving Heart” on a popsicle stick.
In Nursery Rhymes, we sang “Head Shoulders,” “If You’re Happy and You Know it,” “Wheels on the Bus,” and “10 Little Fingers.”
In Science, early preschoolers created an “I Am Special” body craft and painted it with water color.
In Math, the children sang 10 Little Fingers together while pasting a picture of 2 hand prints together with their teacher. Then, they counted the 10 fingers on the picture.
In Virtue of the Month, students listened to the story, “Let’s Share” by P.K. Hallinan and learned that sharing is caring. They also printed their own hand prints as they learned that “God made the earth and God made me (Genesis 1).”
Parent Tip: Talk to your child about why they are special. Talk about the letters in your child’s name. In the classroom, we taught the children that sharing is a sign of respect and that “sharing is caring.” Please use this phrase at home to reinforce the virtue of respect. Count your child’s 10 little fingers together with him or her (YouTube video here).