Our theme this week is Colors and Shapes. We talked about what colors and shapes we see outside, inside our classroom, at home, or wherever we are. We made a shape house made out of shapes: red triangle, yellow rectangle, blue square, and green circle. We talked about which of our friends’ shape houses are same or different, and how they are the same or different. We made apple prints using real apples! It was messy but fun! The children seemed to enjoy it. We made a rainbow and used marshmallows as clouds. Some of the children squished their marshmallows and some didn’t. It was a cute and unique art project they did this week.
We talked about what our favorite colors are and why its our favorite. We all agree that we all like different colors for different reasons but most of the children said that the colors were so pretty! We did an M&M experiment where we put M&M’s in a circle and poured water over them to see what would happen. Did you know that if you leave the M&M’s in water for a long time, the coating comes off and we get to see the chocolate! It was an interesting and fun experiment that we did.
We traced letters in rice, practiced writing letters using a dry erase marker and dry erase board, and practiced writing names of colors and shapes. We have been practicing writing our name using different utensils such as pencils, markers, crayons, etc. This is a great way for the children to get a feel of writing something that is skinny or fat.
We worked on putting numbers in order using legos that had numbers written on them, traced a red triangle using red bear counters, counting the dots on dominoes, creating pattern using pattern blocks, and we learned about 2D and 3D shapes. We discussed what different things we see that look 2D or 3D. For example, an orange is a circle which is a 2D shape and in 3D, its called a sphere. We learned new things this week! It was a fun week learning about colors and shapes.
Next week’s theme is Fall. Speaking of next week’s theme, Fall is coming up very soon and it will start to get colder, please make sure you child has warm clothes in their cubby and have them dressed according to the weather.
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