C1 Website for Summer
The four year olds in C1 have just finished their year. It has been a year of fun and learning. One of the ways that children learn through fun is circle time. We have two circle times each day. The first circle time includes name identification, counting, and letter/ sound recognition. Each child respectfully listens to others, shares ideas, develops patience, and increases their focus and attention as the year progresses. Personal space is marked with a sit upon. We sing songs connected with the seasons, the months, the weather, and the days of the week. These are repeated daily so that they can make a connection to each. Routines are established and followed.
A big part of our second circle time is public speaking. One of the ways that we do this is through Show-N-Tell. Each child is given a day every other week to speak about an item or event. Another way public speaking is implemented is through their Special Day. This is their time to shine. Second circle is also a time to reinforce concepts or review. This is done through games, songs, and finger play.
We are looking forward to our field trips during next school year. The trips have a direct connection to what we are learning. Our first one is Highland Orchards, which includes a hay ride and apple picking. The second is an in-house trip. The Goshen Fire Company will be visiting our school to teach the students about fire safety. We may even get a chance to spray the fire hose. We will visit Jumpers in the winter. This is an opportunity to use their large motor muscles at an indoor facility. The next trip is Great Valley Nature Center, which is an indoor trip to learn about dinosaurs. Our last trip will be Tyler Arboretum to learn about the signs of spring. Many of the pictures are from our trips.
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Hope everyone has a fun summer. See you in the fall.
Joyce and Karen
Link to classroom photos on Flickr.
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