Room B welcomed in the New Year with a countdown celebration using our own countdown balls. The celebration continued as we all played our musical instruments and blew our party horns.
Of course what is a celebration without ice cream, whipped cream topping and sprinkles. Next we slid into our unit on winter, ice and snow despite the warm temperatures outside the door. The children through numerous experiments learned about how ice forms and how to melt it.
We also talked about what people and animals do in the winter.
Soon it was time to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his message for us. We talked about how we are like a box of crayons both the same and different but when we come together we make a beautiful picture.
The month ended with our study of the Philippines and a visit from the Segal Puppet Co. who performed a show that taught us what foods are good to eat to keep our teeth healthy. It was a busy month!
Now we look forward to the month of February. Will the groundhog predict an early spring? In the first week of February the preschool children will be attending Jumpers. Here they will have the opportunity to run, jump and climb with their friends in a safe, warm and dry environment.
We will be discussing good dental hygiene as February is dental health month. It is also the month associated with hearts. Love will be in the air as we discuss how we can show our love to those around us. The children will be crafting valentines to bring home to give to the special people in their lives.
You’ll be hearing some new long words from Room B students as we will be studying dinosaurs that lived long ago. Our math and science readiness projects will relate to these giant prehistoric creatures.
Whew…what a full calendar! February promises to be fun!
From mindful beginnings come global perspectives. In teaching our students to see goodness in everyone, we prepare them for the world outside of Goshen – to be caring, compassionate, involved, invested, curious, problem solving citizens of this earth.