Today is Earth Day. We made a poster with our hands to represent earth. Nunu class had fun painting their hands. We talked about how we as individuals can take care of our earth and what are some suggestions. Please ask your child what their suggestion was and how they will apply it at home. Take care of our Earth and it will take care of you. Happy EARTH DAY. Keep it GREEN!!! o(:
Today Ms. Horiuchi was not here, so Mrs. Lewendosky continued with our Farm Animals. But when we went outside we discovered the famous mealy bug (roly poly) and tried to race them but they ran away from us faster than we could catch them. We also put mud on our drawing to put the pig in its real habitat, the mud made our hands real dirty. Have a great weekend see ya on Monday.
Today the Nunu did some mud and worm painting (Yarn and Brown paint), while reviewing about compost. We also observed some caterpillars while out in the garden. For Math Nunus reviewed patterns, as well as “Longer” and “Shorter” by making Cheerio Worms.
Today we practiced our letters. We first wrote their name on a paper and they traced it with glue and lined it with beans. They loved it. For math we played a number recognition game. First, we split up into two groups. Then we had number cards in a bag and each child took a turn choosing a card. What ever number was on the card was the number of blocks they’d have to fill the bucket with, the first group to fill the bucket up was the winner. They enjoyed it so much they were so excited to see which group would fill up the bucket first.
Rain, rain, go away come again another day, to utilize the inside for outside with more games and songs. We labeled parts of the plant and colored the picture to show where plants grow. Please ask your child questions of … What color is the sky? What color is the sun? Where are these things? Plants grow where? Why couldn’t you go outside today? STEM, Science Technology Engineering and Math. Your right its also a part of a plant but for us to know that we are aligning our teaching to help our students get college readiness as we further them into learning.
To kick off our week we celebrated Dr. Seuss birthday. This morning for breakfast we had “green eggs and ham’ the children were quite hesitant to try it but once they took that first bite they loved it. We also made Dr. Seuss hats. It was not just fun to make but we learned how to pattern; red, white, red, white. For math we read “the foot book” which helps us with our concept of figuring out our left from our right, and also colors.
Today we talked a little bit more about Chinese new years. To further our lesson we made lanterns. We focused on our fine motor skill to cut on the lines to make the lantern. They are getting better with their fine motor skills.
For math we focused on colors, numbers and grouping. We did a short game of grouping different colors, and counting how many in each group. They did great and had fun too.
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Continuing our lesson for dental month; we learned how to brush our teeth. Also talked about why we need to brush our teeth. To further the lesson we did a toothbrush art, using toothbrushes, water colors and a tooth template. Using an up and down, left to right or circular motion like you would be brushing your own teeth is how they painting the tooth. They enjoyed it a lot.
For language they practiced tracing their names. Using a yellow marker write out their name first and they trace over it using another color. We encourage to practice more at home. For math we did a shape art puzzle. Using different shapes to make a picture like; butterfly, boat, rabbit, house. They did great. They also did a number recognition stamping. Each child was given a number and they had to stamp the number amount they were given on the paper. They had fun with that one.
Today the children worked on their color and shape recognition for Math. We sang about colors and shapes. I read a Math book 1 2 3 teddy bears. For Language Arts we reviewed the letter “I”, the sound and words. We watched a video about how to make ice cream (which we will be making on Friday, I will bring soy milk for the children allergic to dairy). Enjoy the rest of your evening.