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!
This week we learned about special deliveries and postal services! Throughout the week we created our own special deliveries and then learned how to mail them out to our friends and family! This week was also Valentines week so we created some very special valentines and letters for our families and also shared valentines with our friends in the classroom! Join us and take a look at all the fun things we learned this week!
At the table activities we worked on our fine motor skills with activities such as stacking sweetheart candies as high as we can and counting how many we could stack before it fell down! We also learned what letters are in the word "heart" with a fun dice game at the language table! Some other activities included writing a letter to our families along with some artwork we created, using a scale to measure the weight of different sized packages and decorating our very own heart with lots of valentine's colors!
During our free play we played at the sensory table, in the kitchen, worked on the house and fixing it up like a carpenter, stacked blocks and read with our teachers! Also during free play we gave out our valentines and showed our friends how much we appreciate them!
During circle time we did some of our daily jobs such as counting ad introducing the color of the day by our color detective! Also during this time we were shown how and where letters are mailed! At the end of the day we gathered at the carpet and had a fun story time with Teacher Amber over Valentines!
Mailing our Letters!
At the end of our week we got to mail all our letters and valentines we created as we took a trip to the main office! Be sure to check your mailbox!!
A few other photos from this week!
Thank you everyone for a very successful week! We hope everyone learned lots about mailing letters and packages and had fun during this valentines week! See you all next week as we go back to our normal schedule and be ready to learn about our theme "America"! Have a great week!
Rainy Day Activity!
This week we learned about all sorts of different careers that people have such as doctors, firefighters, construction workers and more! We learned about these jobs by creating some of the materials they might use, clothing they might wear and learning words that relate to that career! Join us and take a look at our fun and busy week!
During circle time our color detective, M., gathered up several yellow items and showed them to the class! (very left picture). We also had show and tell and one of our new friends, C., brought in Peppa Pig! (middle picture). Our last picture shows our weather detective, S., figuring out what the weather was like that day! We also have many other jobs that are shared among our friends such as gardener, librarian, and line leader! Because the kids kept asking every day for a job, we decided to add to our job chart so that now there is a job for every child, every day!!
This week during free play we had our usual center activities such as playing kitchen, dress up, blocks, Legos and playing at the sensory table! As you can see there was an additional activity, playing doctor with Ms. Anne and our friends!
Continuing to work on our gross motor skills this week by practicing our jump roping, hopscotch, balance beams, and hula hoops!
At our table activities this week we did some cool science experiments. We pretended to be construction workers and built creations with paper cups, and we practiced the job of a scientist by following a set of directions to conduct a chemical reaction experiment! Goggles on for safety! We also created a tool belt at the art table where we learned what construction workers use on the job! At the language and creation table we focused on jobs such as a policemen, garbage man, and nursing and discussed with teachers what we would like to be when we grow up! Throughout all these experiments and crafts we continued to develop our fine motor skills such as cutting with scissors, writing/coloring with markers, and gluing!
A few more photos from this week!
Thank you everyone for a great week and we hope everyone learned a lot about different careers and hopefully found one they enjoyed learning about! Join us next week as we take on the theme of Special Delivery / Postal Service!
Rainy Day Activity!
To Make :
1. From the black construction paper, cut out a rectangle for the doctor’s bag as well as two handles. Fold the black rectangle in half to make the bag. Glue the handles onto the bag.
2. Cut out two thin rectangles from the red construction paper and glue together to make a ‘red cross’.
3. Cut out a white circle and glue your ‘red cross’ on. Glue the circle and cross onto your bag.
4. Open the bag and glue/tape all of your medical supplies into the bag.
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.