Building Gross Motor Skills

In Reading last week, preschoolers listened to “The Berenstain Bears Go On A Ghost Walk” by Stan and Jan Berenstain; “Rainbow Fish to the Rescue” by Marcus Pfister; “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams; and “Button Soup” by Walt Disney Productions.

In Language, students learned the Uppercase and Lowercase F as they listened to the read-aloud, “My F Book” by Jane Belk Moncure. This past week, they had fun doing activities that begin with the Letter F such as playing with a toy fishing set, plastic jumping frogs, and finger painting.

In Nursery Rhymes, preschoolers recited “First Rate Family”, “My Family”, and “Peter, Peter”.

In Math, we reviewed basic shapes. Students used the white board easel to make colorful patterns using tanagram shapes.


In Movement and Coordination, students played Ball Handling as well during JumpBunch, working on developing their gross motor skills. Each child received a miniature basketball and we went through a series of fun activities with the goal of improving overall coordination. We started with several repetitions of bouncing the ball one time and then holding it. We progressed to two bounces and hold, and eventually tossing the ball up in the air and catching it. Students were challenged to try and bounce the ball under their leg! We got them into a circle with their JumpBunch coach in the middle, and worked on bouncing and catching skills.

In Virtue of the Month, students listened to the read-aloud “I Can Listen” and learned new words like communicate, considerate, eye contact, respect, and pay attention.

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