We had a good week learning about Dental Health.   We talked about how we can take care of our teeth by brushing them twice a day and limiting how many sweets we eat.  We all agree that we should eat more fruits and vegetables because they are better for us.  We made a mouth with teeth out of marshmallows and construction paper, we painted with toothbrushes, and we used dental floss to paint.  It was fun using every day items that we use for Art.   

We practiced writing letters, sight words, matched uppercase letters to lowercase letters, and we practiced writing dental words.  I have been having them practice writing letters while waiting for peers to get done with activity.  We also did a Uu word list and the children would tell me new words daily so that I can add them to our word list.  

We did simple addition, practiced counting slowly while pointing each object that we are counting,  practiced writing numbers, number recognition, and counting by 2’s.  I did touch base on simple subtraction because I had a game that I thought that the children would enjoy.  I have noticed that some of the children would go to the calendar with a peer or two and point to the number and say what it is. This is a great way for them to practice number recognition and I’m happy to see them do this.    

We went to see the play, It’s Okay To Be Different based off the book written by Todd Parr. The puppeteers did short plays based off the three books written by Todd Parr:  This Is My Hair,  The Earth Book, It’s Okay To Be Different,  We had a discussion after we came back from the play and the day after the play to see what details the children recalled from the play.  It was interesting because they remembered more details after hearing what their peers say.  

Our theme for next week is:  Valentine’s.  Our party is on Tuesday after nap time and the children are so excited to get treats and Valentine’s cards from their peers!  Thank you for signing up and contributing to our party!   Also, do not forget that February 17 and 20 are School Age days!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.  

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