Stop and Think

In Reading last week, early preschoolers listened to the read-aloud “My First A, B, C” by Dorling Kindersley. These “My First” board books by Dorling Kindersley bring the alphabet to life for every new learner. The “My First A, B, C” board book, for instance, shows real life pictures of objects that start with A to Z, introducing the letters, their sounds and shapes, while teaching early reading skills.

In Nursery Rhymes, we sang the “Hello Song” and “Being Together.”

In Language, early preschoolers continued the lesson from last week with the Letter T. They created various crafts and games that start with the Letter T: pulling toy car with a number 10 on it; playing with toy Barbies; coloring a turtle shell and pulling out a strip that has words that start with T.

In Autonomy and Social Skills, we introduced the Core Knowledge Preschool “Stop and Think” Approach in learning how to make good choices. The children are learning to answer the question “Is it a good choice or a bad choice?” when choosing what do to.

In Math, early preschoolers listened to another Dorling Kindersley board book called “My First 1, 2, 3”. The book uses real life pictures of objects and the word label to illustrate numbers 1 to 10, number 20, number 50, and number 100. It covers the concepts of adding up, taking away, and lining up numbers.

In Science, early preschoolers learned about the chameleon as they listened to the fun read-aloud “Crafty Chameleon” by Mwenye Hadithi, a story of why Crafty Chameleon changes color and hides when he hears you coming.  Students also learned that chameleons display distinct color patterns to indicate specific reactions or emotions, and how they are about the size of a tea cup!

In Movement and Coordination during JumpBunch, we played Hockey! Each child was given a foam, age-appropriate stick and foam puck. The children learned how to sway their arms like an ice skater; how to hold the stick; and then how to sway their arms while holding the stick back and forth. We then showed them how to move the puck across the floor, and hit it into the goal. What a great way for them to practice their eye/hand coordination and tracking skills!


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