During the month of January, the children in the toddler room will be learning about the letters K and L. We have a lot of fun projects planned such as kings, kiwi, ladybugs, and lions.
In February, we will move onto learning about the letters M and N. The children will be making mice, moons, bird nests, and a starry night project.
The toddlers really enjoy all the projects we do. It is a great opportunity for them to be creative, explore different shapes and textures, and help improve their fine motor skills!
Courtney and Alyssa
WE HAVE SLOTS OPEN IN OUR TODDLER ROOM, OUR PRE-SCHOOL ROOM (3 YEAR OLDS) AND OUR PRE-K ROOM (4 YEAR OLDS)!
PRESCHOOL (3 year olds)
During the month of January, my pre-school class will be working on the letters J through M. Each week we will be doing projects based on the particular letter. Letter J, we will be making a jellyfish. Letter K, we will make a kite. Letter L, a lion and Letter M, we will make a mouse!
In February we will continue with the Letters N and O. The week of February 13 - 17, my class will focus on Valentine's Day projects and have a fun class party! The children are enjoying outside time playing in the snow. They don't mind being bundled up in snow suits and they get fresh air and have a good appetite for lunch!
The children are very engaged at circle time where we review, daily, the days of the week and the months of the year, This activity gives them the opportunity to begin recognizing numbers and enhance their pre-reading skills. They also love being read to and always want more!
PRE-K Room (4-5 year olds)
The children in the pre-k room are enjoying their classmates and the routine of the classroom. They had a lot of fun planning holiday activities and now we are on to winter projects!
We will be planning a winter wonderland of activities! The children will be making snowmen, mittens, snow paint, ice skates, snow bears, and snow flakes. Learning the Letter I will include making icicles, ice cream, an inch worm and islands. The letter N will bring them to creating projects with noodles, numbers, nests and night time.
At the end of January we will begin the process of learning to write in our journals. This activity encompasses what each child did during their morning time and after lunch they dictate this to the teacher. The teacher writes what they say, in their own language, based on the picture that the child draws in their journal. This is an excellent way to enhance their pre-reading and writing skills and they get a chance to practice their re-call. It is also fun to see how they interpret what they draw!
Teachers: Renee and Connie
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