Here is a compilation of our rainy day explorations.
Sharing our travel journals, has been a great way to verbally practice sharing our experiences with our friends. The children have been proud (not shy at all) to read their Travel Journals to their classmates. As you can see from the video, the children are welcome to contribute to the discussion of asking and answering questions in the language that they need to express their thoughts in.
In Pre K2, our math work is about hands on exploring at the concept level. Several times a week we have Math Centers after lunch-recess. During our Math Centers we are counting, matching, sorting, comparing, measuring and drawing. We set up activities that are both teacher guided and open exploration.
The Guinea Pigs had a great time visiting at Bayside with the big kids. Some of our favorite parts were; riding the escalator, going through the tunnel, eating marshmallows and listening to the 7th graders retell The Sneetches.
Rereading familiar stories and then watching a video of that story helps to build and support the language and ideas to discuss story themes. Active story read-alouds or stories that have songs included engages young learners to be active in Circle Time learning. Here is a sing along story “I love my White Shoes” and the rhyme “5 Little pumpkins. For more Pete the Cat stories look here.