This week the girls have loved drawing and painting themselves in several different media. We have continued our conversation about how we are alike, and our differences and how it relates to how we portray and imagine ourselves when we create ourselves through our art. When using mirrors to study their individual faces, the girls are experiencing an awareness of each part of their faces and bodies and adding more and more detail as we continue to work with these activities. The mediums used this week to create these self portraits were paints, oil pastels, and pen and ink drawings. The class has loved looking at themselves very closely and making many observations about how unique each of them are.
Please enjoy some of the work from each kind of portrait and notice the detail of the drawings these three and four year old little girls have created!
Other skills continued to be worked with are three part patterns, sorting by objects, sequencing from small to large, number recognition 1-10, measuring and comparing lengths., counting 1-30 and graphing. Literacy skills include journal writing (letter formation, hearing and writing initial sounds, using sight words and, it is and the. Fine motor skills continue to be developed by play-dough, writing, painting and drawing. .
,,The girls have had a wonderful week, learning about themselves, how we are different, and, in many ways, are very much alike. We have compared ourselves in many ways. Our height, hair and eye color, our different shades of skin color and have worked with the girls graphing some of these differences. Graphing is an important math skill for the girls to compare and analyze information that has been "gathered' to answer questions. They have loved drawing themselves, using a mirror to carefully look at the many details of their faces. We are different but unique in every way!
Several centers reinforcing Pre-k skills this week were:
-Play-doh,reinforcing fine motor strength
-Valentine Story Workshop,manipulating objects to tell a story supporting creativity and imagination.
-Math/sequencing hearts from small to large
-Recognition,writing, and forming the letter "V"
-Creating a heart three part pattern
-"The Valentine Center", writing names of classmates and decorating valentine cards,creativity
-Creating our own "Silly Faces" with awareness of how we are alike but also different
Lastly, our Valentine party was lots of fun with a Valentine bingo game and a delicious cookie and drink! Perhaps the most fun, was the exchanging of Valentine cards from all of our sweet friends. For sure, a way to show how much we love each other!
Happy Valentine's day from each of us!!
The girls look so forward to our special classes each and every week! This week's blog features some pictures and skills from each special class this week. The girls love their time with each teacher, and are learning so much we are amazed! The special class teachers include Tara Thomas, EC librarian, Hong Lin, Chinese, Kelly Parsons, movement, Senora Akers, Spanish, and Madison Murray, strings and music.
promotes curiosity about new learning
distinguishes between fiction and non-fiction
learning to share and take turns while choosing books
building interest and awareness in the Chinese culture
learning basic Chinese languge, such as "hello, goodbye and the colors"
learning Spanish numbers from 1 to 10
learning colors in Spanish
learning body parts, such as eyes, nose etc in Spanish
Music and Violin
learning rhythm and beats of music
differentiate strings on a violin
recognize the notes that correlate with a particular string
gross motor development
co-operating with a group