SPACE FROM EARTH

From space, Earth looks like a blue marble with white swirls and areas of brown, yellow, green, and white. The blue is water, which covers about 71 percent of Earth’s surface. The white swirls are clouds. The areas of brown, yellow, and green are land. This month we are learning so much about our world…

BY AIR AND WATER

Explore how things fly and float what an amazing week! We learned that Airplanes are winged aircraft that are propelled by engines. We practiced flying our planes around the front yard. We talked about what helps an airplane fly and were able to see a few fly by our house. The kids would blow through…

ON LAND

This week we practiced safety rules and experimented with things that go. We focused on the Letter Uu using the phonic words umbrella, underwear, and unicycle. Our color was yellow, and our shape was a triangle. We started our week with the lesson about the Green Car. We also used several adaptations that Experience Early…

DOWN THE ROAD

This week has been so much fun learning about transportation. Our key vocabulary words this week were road, signs, map, bridge, service station, gas, tire, and traffic. Letter of the week was Letter Dd. Phonic words were dog, drum, and duck. And lastly, our basic concepts of the week were the color yellow and our…

WONDER ABOUT FRUIT TREES

Enjoying healthy snacks, discovering parts of fruit, and learning about fruit are great ways for kids to get exposed to new food. Learning about how fruit grows helps kids explore the senses. This week we learned about the cherry, orange, and plum trees. CHERRY TREE COLLAGE We noticed in our cherry tree photo that the…

THE LIFECYCLE OF THE TREE

Learning about lifecycles is a critical way to help children learn about the world around them. When learning about the life cycle of living organisms, children begin to understand how things change and evolve. This week we learned about seeds, roots, the trunk of a tree, branches, and leaves. APPLE SEED ART What colors and…

FEELINGS

Just like adults, children need to develop strategies for managing their emotions, so that they can build social-emotional skills. When children are more socially and emotionally aware and skilled, they can more effectively navigate relationships, calm down and problem solve when challenges arise. But unlike many adults, it can be difficult for children to recognize…

CARING

I believe caring for others comes naturally to children. I have found in the many years I have run my preschool. Kids tend to show compassion and empathy at a very young age. They need help when problem-solving. All kids need help with sharing and how to apologize if needed. This week we focused on…

INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE

Their are many benefits to teaching kids about folktales. To many they are magical! Teaching children folk stories offers them a number of benefits. Not only are we learning about someone’s culture we are sharing our own. It helps develop their imagination and helps them to think out of the box. Experience Early Learning Curriculum…

Wonder About Paul Bunyan

The story about Paul Bunyan is an American tall tale about a lumberjack. Paul was known or his gigantic size and strength. HIs companions were Babe the Blue Ox and a cow name Bessie. This week we are beginning to learn the difference between reality and fantasy. We first learned about the birth of Paul…