Valuing learners’ feelings is vital in developing a caring learning community. It also helps to practice communication skills, for the need to verbally or non-verbally express what made them feel that way.
Here are some of the songs, books, and learning engagements that Nursery learners are learning to express and be aware of their emotions.
The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
When Sophie Gets Really Angry, Really Really Angry by Molly Bang
It’s Okay Book: Todd Parr
The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
The I Love You Book by Todd Parr
Love is Everywhere by Jim Benton
…and during Community Building time, the children are asked to label how they feel today.
The nursery friends are just beginning to form healthy habits. Exploring teeth and other personal hygiene topics help them begin to understand the importance of caring of themselves. This week, we did “Toothbrush Practice” & “Washing Hands Properly”
We discussed dental hygiene while the friends got in a little toothbrush practice. They had fun with toothpaste and brushed the teeth models with water.
Washing Hands Properly:
We learned the steps of washing hands, get wet, soap, make bubbles, rinse them off and dry hands.
These are the good practices that also help children to have sensory touches and fine motor skills practice.
Learning comes alive is one of the ways for the school to develop a partnership with parents. A partnership that will drive their child to be successful in meeting their goals and to understand that he/she has agency and the stakeholder of his/her learning. During learning comes alive, parents get a glimpse of their child’s exploration, learning, and growth.
PreK’s first learning comes alive was on October 19. Parents were engaged and had fun as well.
There is “The Dot Day” in September. we’ve been reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, a story about a young girl called Vashti who is given the confidence to explore her creativity after drawing a single dot. We’re inspired by the dot idea we explored dot dot painting, hand painting and balloon painting.
Dot marker painting is a really fantastic preschool activity that allows children to explore their creativity.
As we continue to learn about the children, we found out that they have the same interest and are beginning to understand that they have a choice, voice, and ownership of their learning. They started to choose learning materials they want to explore and even try to problem-solve when encountering difficulties. The children are given ample uninterrupted play to have the opportunity to see the possibilities and “magic” of their exploration.
These past few days, we have been provocating to know more about the children and for them to learn about each other as well. These provocations came from their interests like from songs, books, and toys they play.
Nursery A had shared their favorite animal from the song Hickory Dickory Dock. They made a clock, painted animals and stuck them around the clock.
While Nursery B is into the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear story. They like sticking the animals on the board, fish the animals, talk about what they know about the animals, sound out the animals, and enjoy listening to the story. They even picked their favorite animal from the story.
These provocations are preparing the children in choosing their class name.
Nursery team welcomes you to the two years old amazing world of learning. A world that is full of play-based and hands-on learning, as well as a nurturing, warmth, caring, fun and safe environment where the children are provided with choices and varieties of learning engagements.