A Peek Into Our Week
As we continue our pond unit, we will will move above the pond. We will learn about insects through nonfiction literature. Don't be surprised if your child comes home talking about the attributes of insects. We will encourage our explorers to find interesting insects around your backyard.
This week we will continue our exploration of the specific features of books to help our children learn the differences between fiction and nonfiction books. Nonfiction books in particular have different features not often found in fiction books, including picture captions, tables of contents, glossaries, indexes and headings. Both types typically include pictures, but a nonfiction book is more likely to use photographs instead of illustrations.
For example, 6 has partners:
6 = 1 + 5
6 = 2 + 4
6 = 3 + 3
The partner idea is very important for understanding numbers. It will help your child understand addition. You can help your child see partners in everyday life. When you have a small number of objects, for example, 6 crackers, you can ask your child to make the partners of 6. Your child can show 1 and 5 crackers and can also show 3 and 3 crackers. Doing this often with different objects will help your child understand numbers.
In EC Spanish the children in PK are learning the parts of their face and body in Spanish. They love singing Las Partes de mi Cara (the parts of my face). Ask them to sing it with you. Everyone’s favorite part of the song is the Boom, Boom! We also enjoy dancing to the video Baila, Baila (dance, dance). The fun and catchy song in Spanish helps the children identify and say the parts of the body vocabulary in Spanish, specifically: cabeza/head, manos/hands, rodillas/knees, caderas/hips and pies/feet. Find the dance and song to this favorite at http://bailabailaonline.com/
The children in EC Spanish are having fun learning through movement!
Grandparents'/ Grandfriends' Day
The Week of the Young Child™
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. This week we will celebrate our youngest learners through different themes each day. Please follow the link below for the daily themes and ideas for families to continue the celebration at home.