A Peek At Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!
This week we learned about Spring! We talked about what weather we would see throughout the spring, what flowers would begin popping up out of the ground, what the birds outside of our window are up to, and observed this beautiful tree outside of our building. Spring is one of my favorite seasons, so we will keep discussing all of the wonders it brings over the next couple months.
International Festival Update!
We introduced Africa this week! The Cherry Blossom class is super excited to represent several countries of Africa at the International Festival this spring! We started locating our individual countries on our Africa Map Puzzle!
What have the 4 year olds been up to in our mixed age classroom?
This child is working with our tweezing work in the Practical Life area. We have added to this work by having the children sort by color while tweezing.
In our Sensorial area, we use constructive triangles to learn more about shapes. With this box, we learn about the three different types of triangles – equilaterial, isosceles, and scalene. We also learn that we can use more than one of theses triangles to form a larger equilaterial triangle.
This child is using foam shapes with the moveable alphabet. She is isolating the beginning sound of the word, later on she will use the moveable alphabet to sound out the whole word.
This child is tracing and labeling a horse. We use this work to not only learn the different names of the parts of an animal, but also work on labeling skills and handwriting.
The chalkboards are a favorite tool in our Cherry Blossom Classroom. We use chalk to practice writing individual letters, blended letters, our names, words, numbers, and so much more! This child is choosing to write all of the letters of the alphabet!
After the children are comfortable with number recognition and quantity for 0-10, we introduce the child to the Golden Bead material. This material introduces the child to place value which we build upon as we compose numbers, and learn addition and subtraction.
SPRING BREAK IS NEXT WEEK!
Enjoy your break! We will see you back at school the week of April 4th!
Peek Into Next Week!
Focus Topic: Africa!
March 28-April 1: NO SCHOOL – Spring Break!
April 18: NO SCHOOL – Easter Monday
May 4: International Festival Rehearsal
May 6: International Festival