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 Mrs. Martha and I draw different school related objects for them to guess. We also made our own mini version of a chalkboard and our very own school bus craft!
Mr. Mike talked about teachers, and the class is able to pronounce both Mrs. Martha´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 print crowns!
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 My School Bag. It is wonderful to see how much they can remain seated now during Story Time!
Being the leader is now understood by our students and they allow the leader to participate in his/her daily activities without interfering. It is such an exciting moment when they try to guess what is in the mystery bag everyday!
Next week we will be reviewing all of September´s topics starting with body parts! Our students will also get familiarized with our new season right now: fall.
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!