On Friday, our MWF students tried to estimate the number of boxes that make up our fort. Estimating is hard for young children who are just beginning to understand number concepts so we introduce estimating and practice in a variety of ways. We want them to understand it's a 'good guess' and not a 'cuckoo crazy' guess. I started off asking if there were a million boxes. Too big or too small? Too big. I next asked if there were ten. Too small! Eventually we worked our way to the hundreds and moved closer to the actual number of boxes. How many boxes in the CBF X?
Liquids, solids, herbivore, carnivore, abstract, nocturnal, concentric, cauldron, landscape and many more. These are just a few vocabulary words we have introduced through lessons, activities, experiments, crafts, books and play this year. Vocabulary is extremely important to your preschooler's language and literacy development. Below are some articles that contain information and helpful hints for you and your child.
Just an FYI that Valentine's Day is a month away. We love to make cards for the people we love. Last year we made puppies. On the back we placed a label that read "Doggone it! Will you be my Valentine?"
During the month of January, there will be snowmen and dinosaur stencils in the art center. PreK students will trace, color and cut (as best they can). Next they will make a tally mark so we can count the dinosaurs and snowmen. Don't forget to press 'the easy button'.
We are looking forward to seeing how our Lost World evolves.
The cold doesn't bother us but we need some snowmen in our garden!