This week we will continue to work on colors, but will also begin a new theme on shapes. We have some really fun activities planned and can't wait to get started! We will explore squares using big and little Cheez-its as we learn how to sort by one attribute (size). We will also practice AB patterning using big and little Cheez-its and will of course end our lesson with a nice Cheez-it snack! Yummy! When we learn about triangles we will read the story Where the Wild Things Are and will make our own King Max crowns using triangles. Since we love using food, we will also build our own shapes using mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. Last week we tasted pickles and lemons on green and yellow day and made a graph depicting how many liked or disliked them. It was funny that some of the children who voted that they disliked them also asked for seconds!
This week we will visit the Computer Lab and Media Center for the first time. We will also be opening the art and home living center for the children to work in. We have been unwrapping centers slowly to give the children time to learn the rules and uses for the materials in each. The children have been waiting patiently and are looking forward to working in these areas!
Please be sure to mark your calendar for Open House on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00 p.m. We hope that you are able to visit our room to see some of your child's work displayed in the classroom. Let your child be your tour guide to show you around the classroom and share what they have done. They have been hard at work to make the room their own!
Next week we will be working on an "All About Me" theme and would like for each child to bring a 4x6 family photo to share with their classmates and display on our class bulletin board. You can send a photo with your child at any time during the week. Due to limited space, please send only one photo.
In closing, we would like to thank all of you for your support and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!