This week , we leared about Dr. Seuss and read several of his books! We learned that Dr. Seuss’ real name was Theodore Seuss Giesel, but his father had wanted him to be a doctor, so he called himself Dr. Seuss. We enjoyed reading “Green Eggs and Ham”, and the children enjoyed taste testing green eggs! We also read “Oh The Places You’ll Go!” and I asked the children where they would travel if they could travel anywhere in the world. My favorite answers were “Target” and “My sister’s Karate class!”. Ms. Mel also practiced Korean with the children during her afternoon group time!
This week we learned all about Dental Hygene thanks to the pediatric dental clinic in burnsville mn. We learned that we should brush our teeth in the morning and at night. We also learned that if we do not brush our teeth, we could get cavities! We also talked about how eating candy and sweets is not healthy for our teeth and that it is important to go visit the dentist so he or she can check and make sure our teeth are healthy! Ms. Mel also practiced some words in American Sign Language with the children during our afternoon group time!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-All About Dr. Seuss
-What is a rhyme?
-Reading Dr. Seuss stories and learning about his life.
This week, we learned all about the Presidents! We learned that the President of The United States has the important job of running our country. We learned about the first president, George Washington. We read the story, “Dear Mr. Washington,”, which was about the artist who painted George Washington’s official portrait and his children. Apparently the artist felt George needed to smile more in his painting because he was too serious! We also learned about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, and how he wanted every everyone to be treated fairly. Ms. Mel also worked with the students on learning some Italian this week!
This week was full of fun as we dicussed the Winter Olympics and different Winter sports! The children enjoyed learning what the Olympics are and learning what sports are in the Winter Olympics. We have also been tracking how many medals the United States has won so far!
Ms. Mel and Ms. Yao (Ryan’s mom) also shared with us about Lunar New Year! Ms. Mel explained about how each year is represented by an animal in Korean and Chinese culture and that 2018 is The Year of The Dog. She even taught the children how children bow to their elders on Lunar New Year and receive money from their elders and Ryan’s mom shared with us how children in China buy all new clothes to begin year. Ms. Yao also gave the children a red envelope with a chocolate coin and told them that for New Year’s, children in China receive a red envelope from their parents which contain money. So much fun!
We also had so much fun at our Valentine’s Day Party! Thank you to all the parents who brought in the needed items for our party and to those who took time out of their day to help make our Valentine’s Day Party so much fun, including activities for taller and smaller kids, such as the best bounce house for toddlers and many other activities.
A Peek Into Next Week:
-All About Presidents
-Who was the first President of The United States?
-What is the job of the President of The United States?
This week we learned all about Transportation! We learned about the different way we can travel through air, on land, or in water. The children enjoyed learning the song, ” Down By The Station” and singing other songs about other forms of traveling. Ms. Mel also practiced some phrases in German during our preschool afternoon group time!
This week was so much fun as we dove into learning about the Five Senses! We learned that our senses are Taste, Hearing, Smell, Sight, and Touch.We learned that our senses are very important to helping us discover and learn more about the world around us! We explored our sense of Hearing by playing our Silence Game we normally play during our morning line time. During the game, a candle is placed in the middle of our circle and the children and teachers sit as silently as possible. Before we started our Silence Game this week, I asked the children to close their eyes and, while they were sitting in silence, listen to all the sounds around them. The children also enjoyed taste testing jelly beans and guessing which flavor jelly bean they were tasting. So much fun!
This week, in our class, we have been learning about Peace Makers and how we can be a Peace Maker as well! We learned that a Peace Maker is someone who is kind to others, is respectful of others, helps others, and takes care of others. We learned about Martin Luther King and how he believed everyone should be treated fairly. We also learned about Mother Teresa, who spent her life in India taking care of those who were sick and those who were poor. We also learned about Maria Montessori, who believed children were the key to achieving world peace and without whom, we would not have a school. We also discussed how we can be Peace Makers in our school and at home as well!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-All About Healthy Food
-Learning about the Food Pyramid.
-Learning about the differenence between unhealthy and healthy food.
We have had a wonderful week getting back into our classroom routine! We took this week to review our classroom rules and routines. The children also made paper snowflakes to decorate our bulletin board with Ms. Mel and reviewed how to great one another in Korean and learned the names for the parts of the body in Korean as well!
A Peek Into Next Week:
-All About Peace Makers
-Learning about Martin Luther King Jr. , Mother Teresa, Maria Montessori, and other Peace Makers.
Our week was filled with fun and excitement as we learned about Musical Instruments and The Orchestra! The children learned that an orchestra is made up of several different families: The Brass Family, The Woodwind Family, The Percussion Family, and The String Family. The children also enjoyed preparing for their on musical performance at The Christmas Show! Our class seems to really love music and many of them actually sing while they work! I have a feeling we may have quite a few future musicians in our class!
This week has been a busy and productive week in our classroom! We learned all about Arctic Animals and what kinds of animals live in the Arctic! We also learned that animals in the arctic are white,gray,and black in order to camoflage themeselves. We also learned that many arctic animals, such as Polar Bears and the Walrus have a layer of fat, called blubber, which helps them to stay warm in the icy water as they hunt for fish. Ms. Mel also worked with the children during their afternoon group time on counting in Italian!
Proud of her work writing her letters in the Sand Tray!
Proud of her work writing “t ” on the chalkboard! Also a great predecessor to practicing letter formation before writing on paper!
Helping to take responsibilty for our classroom by preparing snack!
Thank you to Ms. Schnee (Harper’s mom) and Ms. Brandy (London’s mom) for coming to read to us this week!