The way we talk to our children, becomes their inner voice.
This week the K-Prep class continued learning about numbers! We practiced counting (0-20), number formation, and putting numbers into the correct order.
We also read the book “Snappy Little Numbers”, which was a fun and interactive way to practice counting!
We are hard at work with our fine motor skills in the Preschool room. We used all types of tongs to count out frogs and hop them onto their lily pads!
Yoga practice at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children. Children derive enormous benefits from yoga.
Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improve!
We are learning all about the pond habitat this month in K Prep! This week we are learning about the life cycle of a frog. We watched a video, worked together to put the stages in order, and then we even made our own frog life cycles!
Since we are learning so much about frogs, we of course had to have our very own tadpoles to watch as they go from tadpole to frog! We learned that tadpoles have to live in the water just like fish and they breathe with gills! We loved seeing them swim in their bowl.
Have you ever walked into our classroom and noticed colorful clothespins around the room? In Preschool Prep, children are introduced to the clip system, and they will take this skill with them into Preschool and K-Prep. When they want to play at a center, they look to see if there are any clips available in that center. If there is a clip for them, they can clip it on to the bottom of their shirt and begin playing. If there are no clips left, that means that the center is “full,” and they need to choose a different center. This system keeps our play-based learning organized and allows the children to experience everything that they can while playing at a center –without the chaos of having a large group of children being in the same center. Check out some of the children learning through play! (..and notice the clips on their shirts!)
As we learn the clips system, we are also working on our fine motor skills! Opening clothespins strengthens the muscles in their little fingers and prepares them for writing!