Welcome to the first blog of this school year, 2016 - 2017
Since we are in the second week of school I noticed that the children are starting to get used to all the new faces and new situations.
The children appreciate seeing their 'old' school buddies of last year and have started making new friends
They are becoming more comfortable with the class routines and with me and in Miss Sira, the teacher assistant.
The daily routines becoming natural for the children, we practise class rules every day because we are living in our small community of PreK.
- We take care for each other.
- We are kind for each other.
- We play together and we share.
- We help each other.
- We look at each other.
- We listen to each other.
All Toddlers are making a great start in becoming self-reliant.
'I can do it myself' : Means for example: choosing learning centers, having success in playing with new things, in washing hands, in knowing when to go to the bathroom, getting motivated to clean up after playing, in putting on your own shoes, in cleaning up after snack time.
Of course all of this is done with caring assistance from me and Miss Sira.
Your children are really exploring the classroom.
They are discovering a lot of new toys, building materials, possibilities of dramatic play in the pretend corner. Jigsaw puzzles, letter games, reading big books, cars and trucks, play dough, paint, crayons and a lot more.
We have begun to make art with paint and brushes. I hope we make a lot of during the year and pretty soon the classroom will look look like the MoMA.
At circle time I read a book aloud every day, often I repeat the book. As you know Toddlers love repetition and they learn a lot of new English words. Among other things, this helps children to learn how images can correspond
with spoken word.
Please check your inbox for an email I send recently with some important information.
I invite you all to come to the Back to school Morning, September 1st at 7:30.
I love to share some pics of your children playing and learning in PreK
Malik, Abdou, Emilie threading beads.