Apples were our theme this week. There is so much to learn from a tiny apple seed. We investigated every inch of the Apple and the Apple Tree.
How neat it was to learn things through your child’s vision. J We reviewed all of our letters we have learnt thus far in our Letter Focus time. A is also for Apple, not just for alligator. J We reviewed our numbers and focused on the number five. Our positional concepts this week were top, bottom, and middle. The apple helped us learn our positional concepts; along with the apple tree. In bible we talked about the Apple Tree. (Gen2:16-17)
I know I say every week we have fun, but we really do! I think this week has been the most fun. Everyone is feeling pretty comfortable and confident and engaging extremely well. They had no idea they were being assessed because creativity made it fun. We tasted different kinds of apples and graphed our results. We went on a scavenger hunt for a number and letter match. We even went on a shape hunt. Play dough Math was a hit. We read the stories Ten Apples Up on Top, Apple Pie Tree, and more. We are learning that in literacy print matters. We started working on our new word wall cards. To go along with that we made our very own emergent reader book. I know they are too young to read. They will need your help. The importance is to get their interest for print they see and come across daily.
Jesus is always finding his way in our room. J We had a visit from Scamper the Dog to share how love can consume our hearts. All but one enjoyed the puppet showed. We had one child that did not want to get too close to Scamper. We had to make sure Scamper was asleep after bible so our friend could enjoy the Scamper too. It was helpful when Scamper gave everyone kisses. He also helped us when we did our picture sequence cards to the bible story. Scamper even prayed for us every day. Our friends showed great love towards a friend who was unable to attend this week by praying for him every day. We look forward to Kingston’s return. J
Our art proved to be fun and educational. We made apple trees, apple prints, special apple keepsakes, identified different apple colors, made apples big and small, and we even made our own apple forest to help learn the life cycle. We will be having our Fall Harvest in the preschool department October 29th. Please be thinking ahead of time how you would like to help out. J A Big Shout out the sixth grade. They helped us with some of our Math graphing. It was nice to watch the older children work with the little ones. God loves us all from the youngest to the oldest.
Look for pictures soon to be posted.
Have a blessed weekend.