PK 3.1 Newsletter
A week around the World
Shredding Paper to make Ocean Water
The students were able to understand that we all have different cultures. We learned more about family history and shared differences as well.
The physical outdoor environment provides a special stage for action and can stimulate children’s play, learning, and physical activity.
The outdoors has something more to offer than just physical benefits. Cognitive and social/emotional development are impacted, too. Outside, children are more likely to invent games. As they do, they're able to express themselves and learn about the world in their own way. They feel safe and in control, which promotes autonomy, decision-making, and organizational skills. Inventing rules for games (as preschoolers like to do) promotes an understanding of why rules are necessary. Although the children are only playing to have fun, they're learning
- communication skills and vocabulary (as they invent, modify, and enforce rules).
- number relationships (as they keep score and count)
- social customs (as they learn to play together and cooperate.
VISITING THE LIBRARY
Excellent reading habits begin in the early years. Introducing children to literature in preschool supports kindergarten readiness, promotes early literacy and supports a love of language and reading.