This week we focused on the theme America, and our weekly skill was " more vs. less." Throughout the week we learned about the American Flag and how it represents our country. We also learned about the money system we use in the U.S. and what all the coins and dollar bills mean! We talked about the job of a President and identified who our current president is. We also read a story about Abe Lincoln and made a craft based on the story. Take a look at all the fun activities we participated in during our America week!
We had lots of fun table activities this week including...American flag art projects focusing on learning the red and white pattern and learning to count how many stars and stripes are on the American Flag and how that represents our country. We learned how to spell the word "Flag", and counted coins such as pennies and dimes! Also at the creation table we created log cabins, bird nests, and all sorts of things using puzzles pieces, pipe cleaners, colored paper and noodles!
During free play some of us did our jobs such as watering the plants, we played in the kitchen serving food to our teachers and friends, played dress up and even decorated the house, some of us checked out the sensory table which had items in it that were red, white, and blue! We also brought out the doctor kit and played doctor with our friends!
For our group activities this week we rolled a die and then counted that number of pennies to add to our piggy bank. We also practiced cutting, gluing and drawing while we created an Abraham Lincoln inspired art project! We worked for the first time this week with our new teachers, and they were fabulous!
In the hallways we worked on our gross motor skills by playing twister, playing a hula hoop game and tossing them onto the correct number, and playing a "search for the coins" game where we rolled a big dice and then ran to the bin and had to dig out that many coins buried in the styrofoam before running back.
During circle time we were introduced to the money we use here in America and counted them together! We also did our jobs which included show and tell, counting the days of the week, checking the weather outside and more!
Thank you everyone for a fun filled week! We hope that all our friends learned a lot about the country we live in and why it is so special to us! We can continue to learn more by counting everyday whether its with money or even some blocks! Join us next week when we learn about Dr. Seuss and have our movie day! Have a great week!
Alia Laack is a high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher who runs the Early Childhood Education program at Century High School, including the Little Jags Preschool.