Teddy Bear Counters

In Reading during Read Across America Week earlier this month, early preschoolers enjoyed the following Dr. Seuss read-alouds: “The Cat in the Hat“, “Green Eggs and Ham”, and “Hop on Pop”.

In Nursery Rhymes, we sang joyful rhymes including “Sing A Song of Sixpence” and“Hey Diddle, Diddle”.

In Language, early preschoolers learned about the Letter U and the sound of U. To help build good readers, we went through a picture walk as students listened to the Alpha Tales book “Umbrella Bird’s Umbrella” by Heather Feldman and saw pictures of an umbrella, umbrella bird, and the word “UP.” For language arts activities, early preschoolers created a Letter U for Under the Sea Craft; used water color to paint an umbrella portrait; made a Cat in the Hat craft; and finally, a Green Eggs and Ham paper plate craft.

In Writing, some of the early preschoolers began to practice writing their first name in uppercase letters.

In Math, early preschoolers played a “Counting Game” during Calendar Activities. They counted up to 6 while using teddy bear counters as they started to learn about one-to-one correspondence. Some of the 3 year olds were able to start writing and tracing numbers 1 and 2 with a chubby pencil!

In Science, early preschoolers learned about the wind and listened to the read-aloud “The Wind Goes Whoosh” from the “My Big World with Clifford” Scholastic magazine.

Learning Golf in JumpBunch | Meadows Academy Preschool & Daycare

In Movement and Coordination during JumpBunch, students played golf and continued developing their eye/hand coordination. After the warm- ups and opening huddle, each child received a soft, plastic golf club and started with putting using croquet wickets for the holes. They did their best to hit the soft golf balls towards any wicket, and the instructors were there to help them every step of the way. As always, progression and regression steps were used as necessary.

In Virtue of the Month, we listened to “Why Should I Share?” by Claire Llewellyn and Mike Gordon about Tim who sees that once you learn to share with others, they may well learn to share with you! We talked about the importance of being nice, optimistic and joyful.

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