HERE IS A SNAPSHOT OF CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES.
LANGUAGE ARTS - Much learning is going on in our preschool class. We have covered the letters Aa to Ii and their corresponding sounds. We love our classroom books and have enjoyed reading Todd Parr , Eric Carle, and many other authors. Each week we rotate the books to represent the letter and sound of study. We also have a stuffed friend join our classroom for the week, such as, Goldie the Goldfish or Izzy the Iguana. We have several joys during the week on “Munchy Monday” is a sweet and yummy treat as we eat our way through the alphabet. Second, “Touch it Tuesday”- a visit to the library is a mental treat as we fill our brains with reading. Teacher Maria, our school librarian does an amazing job filling the shelves with favorites. Our third activity of Joy is music with Teacher Chris on “Thoughtful Thursday”.
FINE MOTOR SKILLS - The children have improved tremendously with their daily cutting exercises, sign- in books, and coloring opportunities. Tuesday they create a puppet that corresponds to our letters and sounds of study.
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS – We have daily opportunities for indoor exercise or outdoor recess. The children are encouraged to cross the midline of their bodies in many of our exercises.
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL – We have been growing as communicators in room G. Problem solving and using our words is a huge focal point. We have also created classroom guidelines and are filling a kindness jar. We do group activities such as, large puzzles, games, and exercises and share our joy. MATH- We have learned to make single repeating and double repeating patterns. We are also becoming very good mathematicians. The children roll a set of large foam dice and count the corresponding dots. From this we arrange the correct numbers and symbols into a math equation. The “Exercise Helper” reads this math equation to their classmates and we do that many exercises.
WORLD WEDNESDAY has been enriched with visiting family members who have shared about their native countries. The children are eager to find countries on the map and globe. We have also explored the concept of how we are the same and how we are different. What reasons are there for differences, such as, climate, food sources, economics?
SPECIALS- SPANISH, IMAGINATIVE LISTENING WITH SHELLEY NIXON, READING BUDDIES WITH SECOND GRADE, and READING WITH TEACHER Mimi- are all eagerly anticipated specials for the children.
Holiday Programs and parties Winter Break – Classes resume January 5th MLK Day of Service - January 19thth Preschool Conferences January 20th Jumpers Field Trip TBA
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.