Shining Stars

Here are wonderful stories the class enjoyed in Reading last week:

  • “Farm Flu” by Teresa Bateman;
  • “Surfer Chick” by Kristy Dempsey;
  • “The N Book” by Jane Belk Moncure;
  • “If You Give A Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff; and
  • “Arctic Wonder” by Oakley Graham.

In Nursery Rhymes, everyone had fun singing “Flap Your Wings Together”; “Old McDonald Had A Farm”; and “You Are My Sunshine”.

In Language Arts, students learned about the Letter N. To introduce the lesson, the children listened to “My N Book” by Jane Belk Moncure. Then they made these wonderful language arts crafts: “Letter N Collage” and a “Nest filled with N objects”where the children colored a nest and then pasted pictures that begin with the letter N. Early Preschoolers also enjoyed painting the Letter N with Dot Markers. 

In Visual Arts, early preschoolers made “Shining Stars” by using different colors of glitter glue, squeezing and spreading it onto a star. They also created a super cool “Shaving Cream Heart” where they  mixed shaving cream and red food coloring together. Then, they placed a cut-out heart onto the mixture and with the teacher’s assistance, the excess shaving cream was removed, and a beautiful designed was left behind.

In Math, students learned how to count numbers 1 to 13 as they made “13 Eggs in a Nest Craft” with the numbers 1 through 13 on the eggs. They individually colored 13 eggs each with oil pastels, and counted each one as they were glued to the nest. 

In Science Discovery, students joined a group discussion using the Scholastic “My Big World” magazine on “Waddling Like A Penguin”. The Early Preschoolers sat as a group and discussed each page in the booklet, and then went to the tables and practiced writing on their own.

The students also learned about polar animals and their habitats. They enjoyed watching an educational video about the Arctic Animals. The children also continued learning about the Seasons and played a fun “Sorting Game” of matching each season by their characteristics.

During whole group time, students learned about “The Days of the Week”. The young children began learning about what day was yesterday, what is today, and what is tomorrow. They participated in learning how birds fly from their nests by participating in a group song.

In Virtue of the Month, students are doing a great job using their kind words and deeds as they practiced the virtue of honesty.

In Autonomy and Social Skills and Work Habits, students continued to work on sharing and taking turns through “Tossing and Kicking a Ball.” They enjoyed passing a beach ball to each other in the Big Room, where they were taught how to pass the ball to a friend and handing the ball to the next friend. It was wonderful to see the children enjoying sharing the ball!

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