Welcome New Friends
Welcome families and friends to our new school year. For the first few weeks, the children are learning to be a part of a classroom, they learned rules and routines and how to enjoy each other's company. For most of this theme, children were learning about us as teachers and each other. Some of their favorite activities were play dough, the kitchen, cars and blocks. We learned letter Aa & Bb on this theme. We discussed them in group time, read nursery rhymes and created art with them. We read a story about Otto's first experience of going to school with all his excitements and nervousness. Then we read a book titled "One," through the story we learned about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, we also learned about accepting each other's differences and how it sometimes just takes one voice to make everyone count. We also read "Mathew & Tilly," a story about how friendship prevailed despite differences. The last book, we read for this theme is "Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship," the story has a wonderful lesson and sets a good tone for a beginning talk about tolerance, bullying, and accepting our friends for who they are. The book was a perfect read that week because then we visited an apple orchard on our field trip. We also read more books in our small group, for letter A, we read "A day at the Apple Orchard" and "Brown Bear" for letter B. We did two art projects this theme, the first one related to the book "One" where we used our fine motor skills and used scissors to make colorful circles then we drew our self-portrait using people color crayons. Check out the pictures below..
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