Tiny Turtles learned all about their house: kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room and dining room. We took the kids outside so they could play in the kitchen and the playhouse; they enjoyed hiding inside, opening and closing the windows as well as pretending to cook a yummy meal or grocery shopping. Children had a blast playing with a big plastic doll house and learning about the different rooms inside a house. Turtles had a big box full of furniture and they learned with items belong to each room of the house. We tried introducing new experiences and sensory activities to stimulate your child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. This week we pretended to be bakers for a day, we hand out some flour tortilla dough and rollers, kids rolled the dough and then used a cookie cutter to make cookies. Next we pretended to put them in the oven and voila! Cookies were ready! (We shared galletas Marias) Kiddos had so much fun with this activity and enjoyed the feeling and texture of the flour tortilla dough between their fingers.
In creativity class with Miss Cristy we had the perfect project: House. With the help of paint and some paintbrushes turtles are making a house made out of the cardboard of a cereal box. As you are aware of children like to experiment and try new stuff, anything that involves a little bit of a mess is perfectly fine with them! On Monday turtles made some “puffy paint”, they started by mixing flour and water and a few drops of food coloring. Once their mix was done, every kid got a paper plate and used the different colors of their special mix (red, green, orange, blue, purple and pink) to make their own work of art. After this they took turns for placing their puffy paint plate into the microwave. One of the best parts of this activity was pushing the buttons to set the time and opening and closing the microwave door.
To celebrate our Independence Day kids made a Mexican flag, pasting red and green construction paper as well as the national emblem right in the middle. Little ones were excited to take it home on Tuesday just in time to commemorate such a special holiday.
Physical development class with Miss Mely is all about developing your kids motor gross skills, this week children practice their throwing skills by throwing a ball through a hoop as well as rolling a ball on the carpet and passing it to a classmate. Turtles got to wear some props this past Tuesday, everyone had a hat and danced around to the sound of mariachi music. Our class is learning some “listen and move” songs and they get to practice daily how to march around the classroom. Miss Mely plays some fun songs to get everybody moving around and shaking their body following simple steps and instructions.
Books we loved this week: “Breakfast time”/ “Mi casa”/ “My mother is great”/ “Peekaboo Morning”/ “Violets House”
Movie of the week: Ratatouille
This week’s vocabulary words were: Introduce house: kitchen/ Bedroom – bathroom/ Living room –dining room/ Review home
Our topics for next week will be: Introduce school: classroom, chalkboard, calendar/ Table – chair – cubby/ Teacher – apple/ School – friends/ School bus – car seat
Have a nice weekend!