The Rainbows have really been enjoying their start to learning sight words. Singing our sight word song (using our glittery pointer), and gluing glitter to our word of the week, “the”, was something they really enjoyed. We will continue to build words with different sensory materials as we introduce each word. In math the class has been reviewing one-to-one correspondence through shapes and dice. The students love manipulating shapes to make “pictures”! Ask your child to count the sides on a shape, and, if ready, to write the appropriate numeral. Rainbows worked on making color patterns with unifix cubes this month. It was wonderful to see their pride and enthusiasm when they made their own pattern, and shared it with their friends. The Rainbow class worked on writing and phonics sounds for the letters F, E, D, P, B, R, N, M. They will continue to focus on comparing and creating these letters during September as well.
Our youngest students have explored emotions associated with starting a new school by reading “Llama Llama Misses Mama”, “Llama Llama Shares”, and “The Kissing Hand”. Nervousness, missing parents, and frustration were acted out through puppets, play dough, and writing notes home. The Earth class is focusing on how to sit for story time and how to share with friends.
The Rainbow and Sun classes have begun the school year learning about what it takes to be a scientist. All scientists, big and little, ask make observations and ask questions. Each class practiced making observations about rocks and seashells using the senses of sight and touch, as well as learned how to use magnifying glasses and a computer microscope.
During this Month the children learned basic vocabulary related to farm animals. They will have the chance to name, match and participated in learning game at the circle time. We read the books: Llama Llama misses mama and Pete the Cat and the FarmVocabulary: Cow-Vaca, Duck-Pato, Chicken-Gallina, Horse- Caballo, Cat-Gato, Dog- Perro, Pig-CerdoAROUND THE THEME: During this theme, we will continue our first step of the progression; this includes introducing the color black and white as well as number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 open and close
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