Shaping Up!

This week we had the opportunity to learn about shapes using different materials. The Big Bears learned that a circle is round and has no corners. A triangle has three straight sides and a square has four sides and four corners. They learned to identify shapes around us like a circle (clock), a triangle (slice of pizza) and squares (picture frames).

During Creativity, we wanted to teach the kids about Christopher Columbus, so we made a ship using different shapes and colors. Then, to review the shapes, they matched some foamy shapes to the ones on the ship.

During Physical Development, the Big Bears reviewed shapes by finding different shapes around the gym. They also used Hula hoops to reinforce “circle”.

Next week we we will talk about lines, colors and Columbus day. Our kiddos have been practicing a new song and each one will take turns in front of their peers and repeat it. The song goes like this:

“Columbus, Columbus

He sailed across the sea

And landed in America in 1492

La Niña, La Pinta y La Santa Maria!”

As you may already know, on Wednesday October 31st, we will be having our “Vintage Halloween” party and parade. Start looking for costumes so your child can participate. Try to find simple costumes for their own comfort. If possible, use make up instead of a mask, so it won’t obstruct their sight.

Finally, please help your child collect and send leaves (different shapes and colors). You might look in your own garden or at the park. We want them to know the main colors of Fall/Autumn.

Have a great weekend!

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