ORCHESTRA

Music plays an important part in our culture. It also creates excitement with our kids keeping them interested in what is going on around us. This week we learned about drums, woodwinds, horns, stringed instruments, and the piano. Using sounds to create emotion and learning how to communicate without words are very important ways for…

INDOOR SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

This week’s lessons were surrounded by sensory play. Banging on pots and pans baking and smells that would stimulate their senses. These types of activities build on the nerve connections in the brain. We enjoyed a week surrounded by Our Language/Literacy book Rat-a-tat-tat, making sounds with pots and pans, making cookie shapes, and pretending to…

Outdoor Sights and Sounds

Our world is full of different sights and sounds. When we use our senses to gather information we develop observation skills. This week we learned about how to make animal tracks how ice is water and that it freezes and becomes a solid. We also learned about Owls and that they are nocturnal birds and…

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…