### September

We've had a very interesting week!

We learned about schedules, got to meet some workers from our school and even met the Gingerbread Man!

Busy week!

## Day-Noon-Night

We made a chart with three columns and labeled them Morning-Noon-Night. We then classified activities according to when it happens.

## Building Blocks & Literacy

Literacy is everywhere...even in our blocks area!

## Pattern blocks are so much fun!

Pattern blocks are a type of mathematical manipulatives, developed in the 1960s by the Elementary Science Studies. They allow children to see how shapes can be decomposed into other shapes and introduces them to tilings.

This time we used pattern blocks to construct our initials and even some patterns.

## Story Retelling

Retelling a story is a skill pre-readers need to practice in order to gain experience with later reading comprehension.

We chose the book Two at the Zoo to practice our retelling. We read the book in Group Time and talked about the setting, characters and plot.

We placed a Story Box in the Library Area and ask the children to retell the story in their own words using the props in the box.

It was a great activity!

## Discovery

As you know, We have a Discovery Area in our classroom. This are is quite interesting for our group. We explore, discover, predict and conclude.

In this center we will integrate Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM). “There are no greater natural scientists and engineers then young children. Inquisitive learners who learn STEM concepts through play. High quality early learning environments provide children with the structure in which to build upon their natural inclination to explore, to build, and to question.”-Chesloff

So this week we introduced Measuring Tape and Magnifying Glasses. We introduced a collection of familiar classroom items and magazines for them to explore.

We also practiced comparing and measuring blocks.

I was amazed with all the uses they discovered!

## Stamping our names!

This week we practiced recognizing the letters in our names. We used paint and ABC stamps and created this amazing masterpieces.

## How works in our school?

We decorated Gingerbread man cutouts and practiced saying, "Run, run, run as fast you can! You can't catch, I'ma the Gingerbread Man!"

## Baking in our classroom

So after reading the story about the Gingerbread Man, we were left with a craving for cookies, of course! So we decided to bake sugar cookies with cinnamon.

We mixed the dough, rolled out the batter and cutout our cookie men.

The next day, we ate our cookies and filled in the chart "What did you eat first?".

## Jump the river

We invited children to join us in a fun game where we saw our balancing skills! We made a river in the middle of our carpet and pretended to be the Gingerbread Man jumping over the river to avoid being eaten by Mr. Fox.

Some kids jumped with both feet, other used one. We all had lots of fun!

## Shout Out !

This week's Shout-Out goes to our friend Lucas V! He discovered that number 7 looks like "His Letter" L.

Amazing observation!

## Healthy Choice for the Week!

Cheese and crackers are a great option! Specially packed like this!

Our gingerbread man went missing! We think ran away as fast as he could. So we went on a hunt to find him!

Clues were left behind and even his pieces. Take a look at our hunt and how we visited different people and places in our school!

## Reminders!

• Healthy Choices
• Family Picture
• Check out the events!

## Events!

### International School Of Panama, Panama

#### Panama, Panama

Session #2 Composure