The girls have been working hard to discern and distinguish the ways they look alike and the ways they look different. They continue to realize that they are each very unique individuals. While working on painting and drawing themselves, the girls have been asked to describe themselves as they are drawing. After painting themselves they were then asked to tell a story about the painting. As they were dictating a story, we recorded some very descriptive and fun imaginative thoughts and ideas. Story telling encourages creativity at its best! We have included a few of each activity for you to enjoy. We have also been busy creating ourselves using clay and wire. The girls then got to paint the clay pieces they had created, again paying close attention to the details of their own individual looks. They even chose a dress to finish the "look" of their own special "ME" creations.
Friendship and how to be a good friend have been special points of conversation through this study and the girls are developing a great awareness for showing kindness to their friends as we continue to have these conversations. This week we will be creating a "Family Tree" and comparing our individual families. Graphing our families will be an activity we will also be working with as a math activity.
Skills continued to be worked on:
-Fine motor/drawing, painting, playdough, working with clay
-One to one correspondence, numbers six through ten
-Recognition of letters and numbers 1-10
-Sorting by objects
-Literacy/journal writing, left to right progression, recognition of sight words it, is, and, the
reading the Morning Message, following print, letter formation in name writing and journal entries.
We had a special visit from Dr. LaLa Adams who practices dentistry. She taught the girls the proper way to brush their teeth and the importance of it. She also discussed the "healthy foods" and how they help prevent tooth decay. The girls were delighted to get a treasure from the Treasure Box and a toothbrush. Thanks to Dr. Adams!
We can't believe that we are heading into the last quarter of our year. The girls have grown in so many ways, and it is amazing to see the development and maturity each has experienced since August. We wish everyone a restful, fun, and happy Spring break. Relax and enjoy your sweet girls, whether traveling or just having a little "down" time at home!