A Peek at Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!
This week was all about APPLES! We talked about the different parts of an apple and created books to work on our handwriting skills. We also learned about the life cycle of an apple from seed to harvested apple. We read many books and were so excited each time one of our friends brought an apple in their lunch. If your family takes a trip to the apple orchard soon, please send us a picture!
We also had in introduction to Geography this week. We talked about the globe and looked at the Sandpaper Globe where we discussed land and water. We’ll talk more about air, land, and water next week!
Preschool lesson included many activities this week! Miss Sam worked with us on name recognition, color mixing with primary colors, and learning to count to 10 in German! Miss Sam introduced us to another globe found in our classroom while we looked at Europe and found Germany on the map of Europe.
This child is working with our letter of the week – a! We practiced saying the name of the letter, the sound the letter makes, and some words that start with that sound.
Letter a can also be found in our Handwriting Folder! We’re practicing writing uppercase A and lowercase a. Why do we teach handwriting in cursive? Research indicates that cursive trains the brain to have better hand-eye coordination and reading efficiency.
Enrichments started this week! We attended Art Class with Ms. Varela and Science Class with Mr. John! Ms. Varela taught us about the different shapes you would find in art – lines, curved lines, dots, and circles. We studied the art of Wassily Kandinsky, looking for the different shapes and enjoying the bright colors he used. We then brought our new knowledge into our classroom and created our own art inspired by Kandinsky!
Happy Birthday to our newest 5 year old and our newest 3 year old!
Peek into Next Week!
We will continue our study of Apples, Kandinsky, and introduction of Geography. We will also discuss Living vs. Non-Living and talk a little about plants! Our field trip to Ramseyer Farm is coming up soon, information came home in your child’s folder!
Miss Tonya and her family visited the apple orchard over the weekend!