What a snowy few weeks! We continued learning about community helpers. We talked
about everyone who helps us in our communities: police officers, firefighters, dentists,
librarians, doctors, teachers, and nurses. The children enjoyed sharing their
experiences of going to the dentist and picking a flavor of toothpaste!
For our small groups, we practiced counting and producing small groups of objects.
The children had to give a specific number of bandages to a doctor. They had fun
making sure they had just the right number! We also matched community helpers
to the vehicles and tools they use to do their jobs. We matched uppercase letters to
lowercase letters and then practiced writing the letters. They were all very careful to
take their time and do their best writing! We made an ABC pattern using police officers,
mail carriers, and firefighters, and we sequenced brushing our teeth.
Books we read:
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer by Margret and H.A. Rey
Curious George Visits the Library by Linda Hayward
Helpers in my Community by Bobbie Kalman
Dramatic Play: Construction and birthday party
Sensory: Water and moon Sand
Art: Making firefighters, decorating stampsWriting: Magnet boards
Blocks: Dollhouses and farms
Manipulatives: Gears and iPads
Next week we will start the next unit, on Transportation.