Jungle Animals!

It is mind blowing to realize that we are already through the second week of May! Time has flown by and our Terrific Tigers are really showing excitement about everything they have learned this school year! It is such a pleasure to see them enjoy, participate and want to take action in our class!

This week we started talking about wild animals. We explained to them that we can find them in the jungle or at the zoo. Some of them even mentioned that they have been to a zoo already. Our vocabulary words for this week include jungle, monkey, elephant, giraffe, lion, and zebra. We have been working with plush animals, puppets, toy wild animals, puzzles and jungle animal yoga poses! Students are now able to identify and talk a little about each one of these animals seen during this week.

During this week in Creativity Class our students worked on a project for mothers day as well as glueing fruit-loops along the boarder of the first letter of their name! This in efforts to get them more familiar with the alphabet, next week we will be gluing pompoms along the boarder of our whole name! We encourage you to have these projects hanging around their bedroom or the house so they may get more familiar we how these look! Everyone is now able to identify they name in our daily sign in activity in the classroom, the next step is to have them identify their name in a place or area out of context. Only then can we prove that they have genuinely grasped the knowledge of identifying/reading their name!

Physical Education class has been really fun this week. The gym and Ms Mely were busy with mother day festivities all week but we stayed in the classroom and indulged in full on 30 mi yoga classes! Our Tigers love yoga, at this age the activity is as much a mental workout as it is physical. It develops in them both strength, flexibility, creativity and social-emotional skills!

Story Time has been related to the jungle theme as well and we have begun to see an increase in reading participation with their favorite books! Stories read to them are Polar bear Polar Bear What do you Hear, From Head to Toe, In the Jungle, Ellie the Elephant, The Little Elephant, Zoo Animals, and At the Zoo. It is encouraged that at least every two weeks you re-read them their favorite books so to help them get familiar both with the book and it’s vocabulary/language patterns. Getting them involved in telling the book and reading it with you increases their fluidity and confidence when speaking.

Lastly, we hope all out mothers enjoyed their mothers-day. A big congratulations to you all again! You are raising some truly wonderful children and your efforts and dedication to their happiness and well being is admirable! We hope you have a great weekend!!

Miss Sofi

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