During this week, we have been talking about our school and everything related to what our students see and do in their daily routine! Vocabulary words, such as classroom, chalkboard, calendar, table, chair, cubby, teacher, apple, friends, school bus and car seat have been reviewed daily during our school week. It was very easy for them to understand this topic since they were learning about things that they can actually relate to and see and feel every day. Using our magic pointer was fun to have the students name different items we would find in our classroom. We also played with Mr. Mikes school bus which they loved as it gave them the opportunity to both sing and act out this weeks nursery rhyme: “The Wheels on The Bus”. Activities enjoyed by them to reinforce these concepts include: Drawing on the chalkboard themselves as well as having Ms. Margarita and I draw different school related objects for them to guess!
Mr. Mike talked about teachers, and the class is able to pronounce both Ms. Margarita’s name and mine as well! Different colored apples were shown to them, as well as different presentations of apples (apple juice & apple puree) and they even had the opportunity to taste a piece of it (if they wanted to). Most of them wanted seconds!! They also practiced their fine motor skills making apple prints in art! We cut apples in half and with red and green paint they made apple prints following the AB pattern!
Books read to them this week include titles such as: Elmo Goes to School, Baby Bop Goes to School, Clifford´s 1st School Day, Take Me to School With You, I am Going to School Today, and Mouses first day of school!. It is wonderful to see how much they can remain seated now during Story Time!
Next week we will be starting with body parts! Our students will also get familiarized with the basic emotions (happy, sad, angry, sleepy).
As you can see, our Terrific Tigers have many wonderful activities prepared for them everyday! It is a huge privilege to be able to be part of your child´s daily activities during their morning here with us!