Preschool News Week 22

This week we continued working with the solar system. We were working  with the planets/planetas and moon/luna.  The kids have been introduced to the phases of the moon.  We talked about when we look into the sky, the moon does not always look the same. I explained to them that the moon is always the same shape round/redonda. The moon does not have light of itsown and we can only see the moon by the light of the sun. We talked about how sometimes the light from the sun cannot reach the whole moon and we can only see part of it.  So, sometimes the moon looks like a circle, sometimes it look like half a circle and most of the time it looks like a funny section of a circle. We also talked about how every month we are able to see at least one full moon.

Also, they learned that our moon rotates around our earth once each day. They also learned that a rocket takes three days to get to the moon; children did activities like painting the Moon using tempera and glitter to decorate it.

They also did a science project where they showed that the moon has craters. Also, the children made activities for the celebration of the Valentine’s Day, as recognition of the letters of their name forming a worm of hearts.

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Letras

This week we learned all about the letter Vv/ letra Vv. Be sure to point o

ut the letter that we practice when you are reading. The English letter V, can be pronounced as (vi). While the Spanish pronunciation is; V (ve, sounds like b). Some examples:

Vivora/snake,

Vaca/cow,

Vaquero/cowboy,

Ventana/window,

Violin/violin,

Vela/candle.

 

Números

This week we went over numbers 1-10/números del uno al diez. Children did different classroom activities, such as recognizing of the numbers and quantity with hearts.  They trace the numbers in the board.

 

Preschool News Week 21

El Sistema Solar

20180207_10272120180209_135209This week we continued working with the solar system. We worked with the kiddos towards learning the names of each planet.

The four planets that are closest to the Sun are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Mars is  known as the Red Planet. Mercury and Venus are the only planets that have no moon.

Also, we talked about the four planets farthest from the Sun which are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They learned that these planets are formed of gases. They learned that the beautiful rings of Saturn are formed by pieces of ice, as well as Jupiter that has thirty-nine moons.

It was fascinating to work with the children this week as they were very interested in learning about each planet. The children did different activities like, making the planet Earth and puzzles with the planets. Also, the children chose three planets and painted them with their favorite watercolor.

 

20180206_111404Letras

This week the kids reviewed these consonant letters with the vowels: M, S, P, T, N, F, L, D, and B.

We did activities like letters games, letter recognition, bingo, and singing the vowels song.

 

20180209_132001Números

This week we spent a lot of time with the number 10/número diez. Children did different classroom activities, like counting and recognizing the number diez/ten, sorting and counting piles of manipulatives. They traced the number diez/ ten and played memory numbers games as well.

 

20180206_101804La Figura y Color

This week we continued working with the corazon/heart shape. The kids could play through the shape tracing the shape with their fingers. As well, the kids were passing around the shape so they could examine its form up close. They reinforced this shape by making hearts with their hands. They looked all around the classroom for the Corazon/heart shape. We also continued reinforcing the colors they have learned as rojo/red, azul/blue, verde/green, amarillo/yellow, purpura/purple, and rosado/pink.

Have a good weekend!

Macky 

Preschool News Week 20

THE SOLAR SYSTEM/ EL SISTEMA SOLAR

Hi preschool families! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, we closed up our “Nursery Rhymes” unit  remembering and singing the songs they learned during the month. It was a great topic, kids enjoyed all the songs they learned.

February is here and so is our new topic “Solar System.” This is one of my favorites topics! Kids love to talk about the solar system topic. This month they will learn the “formation of the Solar system” they will know that all the stars are formed within clouds of gas and dust. The objective of this month is that they will able to name the planets in order from the sun, to explain what would happen if the earth was a few centimeters closer to the sun. Students will be able to recognize the sun as our galaxy star. As well they, they will learn new vocabulary about our solar system topic.

Systema solar/solar system,

Planetas/planets,

Sol/sun,

Luna/moon,

Mercurio/mercury,

Venus/venus,

Earth/tierra,

Mars/marte,

Jupiter/Jupiter,

Saturno/Saturn,

Urano/Uranus,

Neptuno/neptun,

Estrella/start,

Cometa/comet,

Asteroids/asteroids,

Astronautas/astronauts,

Cohete/rocket.

20180202_112303Letras

This week we learned all about the letter B/ letra B. Be sure to point out the letter that we practice when you are reading. The English and Spanish pronunciation are the same for the letter B. Some examples:

Bolsa/bag or sack,

Bandera/flag,

Bicicleta/bicycle,

Ballena/whale,

Barco/boat,

Bloque/block,

Buzon/mail,

Bebe/baby,

Bombero/firemen.

We did activities like: letters games, coloring and letters recognition, and tracing letter B.

20180129_131901Números

This week we go over number 10/numero diez, we did different activities, as counting and recognizing the number through counting diez/ten bloques/blocks, counting galaxy stickers. They were tracing the number ten/diez as well.

 

20180129_102902La Figura y Color

This week we continued with the oval/ovalo shape and began our study of the shape heart/Corazon. The kids could play through the shape, tracing the shape with their fingers. As well, the kids were passing around the shape ovalo/oval and corazon/heart, so they could examine it up close. To reinforce the knowledge of the kiddos, they did activities with shapes by making chicks, cats and butterflies, using diferents shapes, as circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and oval. Also, the kids continued reinforcing the colors names that they learned as rojo/red, azul/blue, verde/green, and amarillo/yellow, purpura/purple, and we introduce the new colors to learn as, rosado/pink.

Have a good weekend!

Macky J

Preschool News Week 17

img_3513This week, we continued with Nursery Rhymes/ Rimas Infantiles. The kiddoss learned Tres Ovejas/ the three sheep, and Itzi, Bitzi Araña/ Itzy, Bitzy Spider.

Tres ovejas:

Tengo, tengo, tengo

Tú no tienes nada,

Tengo tres ovejas en una cabaña

Una me da leche,

Otra me da lana,

Otra mantequilla toda la semana,

Caballito blanco, llevame de aqui,

Llevame hasta el pueblo, donde yo nací.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q43M8fd_Y78

(Tres Ovejas)

 

 

La Araña

Itzi, Bitzi Araña subió su telaraña,

vino la lluvia y se la llevó.

Salió el sol se secó la lluvia.

Y Itzi, Bitzi Araña otra vez subió.

 

 

The kids had fun playing with these rhymes and singing.  They love to sing and had a fun time dancing and singing the learning nursery rhymes. They did different activities related to the rhymes like puzzles, making sheep, making horses and spide projects.

 

Vocabulary we learned this week:

Sol/sun,

Araña/spider,

Lluvia/rain,

Oveja/shep,

Leche/milk,img_3515

Lana, wool,

Mantequilla/butter,

Caballo/horse.

 

Letras

This week reviewed the vowels ( A, E, I, O ,U) and letters Mm, Nn, Ss, Pp, Tt, and Ff. Be sure to point out the letter that we practice when you are reading. The English letter names can be pronounced as, M (em), N (en), P (pi), S (es), and T(ti). While the Spanish letter name pronunciation is; M(eme), N(ene), S(ese), P (pe), T (te), and F (eh feh). Some examples, mamá/mother, manzana/apple. Nido/nest, naranja/ orange,sopa/soup, sandía/watermelon, Papá/father, pelota/ball, tomate/tomato, tortuga/turtle,  foco/lightbulb, fútbol/soccer, falda/skirt.

 

img_3514Número

We worked with and reviewed the number 8/número ocho. The kiddos did a good job counting and recognizing the number 8 with different activities. Counting ocho/eight shapes as circles drawing and coloring numero/number ocho/eight.

La Figura y el Color

This week kids started learning the oval shape (óvalo). We talked about it as the kids passed around the shape so they could examine the shape up close. They had the opportunity to see that the oval shape is like an egg. We also incorporated this into our color  study: purple/morado.

Have a great long weekend!

Macky 🙂

Preschool News Week 16

Welcome back to all preschool families. I hope you had a wonderful winter vacation! January is a great month to start with Nursery Rhymes. Nursery rhymes are an important part of anyone’s childhood, so this month, we are going to sing to them and with them. We are going to use 20180104_103155rhythm (avoiding monotone voice 😊). And for a great advantage we are going to use the natural skills of every child asking questions that encourage their memory—making. Thus, we started this week with Spanish nursery rhym “La Muñeca Azul”
 
“Tengo una muñeca vestida de azul,
zapatitos blancos delantal azul.
La saqué a paseo y se me constipo,
La tengo en la cama con mucho dolor.
Esta mañanita me dijo el doctor,
Que le de jarabe con un tenedor.
Dos y dos son cuatro, cuatro y dos son seis,
Seis y dos son ocho y ocho dieciseis”.
 
Playing with Spanish Rhymes, children explore the mechanism of language, and also help them to build vocabulary and develop sounds. We then worked on following sequences of the song, dressing and coloring la muñeca azul. They had the opportunity to learn new vocabulary;
 
Muñeca/doll,
Vestida/dressed,
Constipo / get a cold or catch a cold,
Dolor/pain,
Jarabe/syrup,
Tenedor/fork.
 
20180105_150609Letra
This week we incorporated our touch investigation with the letter Ff/ letra Ff. Be sure to point out the letters that we practice when you are reading. This letter makes the same sound in Spanish and English. Some examples:
foca/seal,
foco/lightbulb,
fútbol/soccer,
falda/skirt,
frio/cold.
 
20180105_145802Número
We were working with number 8/número ocho, the kids did a good job counting and recognizing the number 8. They did many different activities to practice their number sense and number recognition, such as counting ocho/eight yellow fishes and drawing numero/number ocho/eight.  
La Figura y el Color
This week we continued working with rectangulo shape (rectangle). We talked about the attributes as the kids passed around the shape, so the children could examine it up close.  We counted that this shape has a 4 sides/cuatro lados like the square but two side are longer. Also, we were reviewing the yellow/amarillo color, coloring, and finding different yellow/ amarillo objects into our classroom.
 
Have a good weekend
Macky 🙂

Week 14 Preschool News

 

20171212_100956This week we continued working with celebrations, kids continued learning about the different ways to share with others and learned values and generosity. The students were learning with different examples and activities using this topic. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday they learned about the Januca celebration/Chanukah Celebration. The rest of the week the kids learned that Holidays give us a wonderful opportunity to share with others and learn about our different traditions. The kids were really excited learning a little of the Classic Christmas Stories. It is amazing to see how they enjoy the stories. We worked with different activities doing Januca/Chanukah crafts, and Christmas crafts (Ornaments, Santa Claus, Christmas wreath).
 
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This week we reviewed the vowels/ las vocales (A, E, I, O, U), and the letters Mm, Ss, Tt, Pp, and Nn. We did activities like vowels games, drawing, coloring the vowels and letter recognition in our daily reading.
20171215_131102NÚMEROS
We were working with and reviewing the number 7/número siete. The kids did a good job counting and recognizing the number 7. They did different activities such as counting dots, bloques, stickers, fishes, as well as coloring and tracing the number. The purpose of these projects is to help them recognized the numbers as well as reciting/counting the numbers too.
La Figura y Color
The ability to accurately identify shapes is a foundational mathematical skill, and it is quite rewarding for children because their world is full of shapes. Understanding shapes will enable students to be more in tune to the world around them and see the connections between objects, as well as being better able to appreciate artistic works. So, this month we continued working with rectangulo shape (rectangle). I talked about it with the kiddos, passing around the shape, so the children could examine this shape up close. We also observed that this shape has 4 sides/cuatro lados. We also reviewed the yellow/amarillo color, coloring, and finding diferents yellow/ amarillo objects in our classroom.
 
Have a good weekend!
Macky 🙂

 

A huge thank you to all the SWS community for making our 3rd Annual Giving Tree for Share a BIG success. Our van was stuffed full of holiday goodness! Thank you for your kindness and generosity to help those less fortunate!

Preschool Week 13 News

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This week we started working with our new theme: Celebrations Around the World. We worked with the familiar Christmas celebration and we read Cuentos Clasicos de Navidad / Classic Christmas Stories like: Polar Express, El Arbol de Navidad/ Christmas Tree. We read about different ways that the kids learn values, generosity and sharing with others. The students were learning with different examples and activities using this topic. As well, they learned that Holidays give us a wonderful opportunity to share with others. The kids were really excited learning a little bit of these Classic Christmas Stories. It is amazing to see how they enjoyed the stories. The kids worked with activities like ornaments/esferas y/o ornamentas, elf/duende, and Santa Claus.
 
20171206_150058LETRAS
 
This week we went over  the letter Nn /la letra Nn and we reviewed the number 9. Be sure to point out the letter that we practice when you are reading. The pronunciation of the letter N is the same in English and Spanish.
Example,
naranja/orange,
nueve/nine,
nudo/knot,
nube/cloud,
nútria/otter,
nido/nest.
 
20171206_150446NÚMEROS
We worked with number 7. The kiddos are doing a good job counting 1 through 7. We did different activities with counting and recognizing the number through dots, Legos, stickers, coloring and tracing the number. The purpose of these projects is is to give the kiddos different experiences with the numbers to help them recognize the number and counting to the number.
La Figura y Color
This month we started with rectangulo shape (rectangle), and yellow (amarillo) color. We passed the shape around while talking about what makes a rectanglulo and how the shape is different from our other shapes.  We compared different sizes of rectangle shape as well.
It was great having a chance to sit down and brag about your kiddos and talk about how different things we can work on together. Have a great weekend!
Macky J

Preschool Week 12 News

20171201_094844December is here, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. This week we continued working with and finished the unit “Los Alimentos y Su Procedencia/ The Foods and its origin!” This week kids had fun doing activities related with fruits and vegetables, in our circle time we promote the importance of and encourage eating five or more servings of vegetables and fruits every day. Our goals of this week were;
1. Children will become familiar with a variety of vegetables and fruits and the importance of eating them.
 2. Children will be made aware of where to find vegetables and fruits (grocery store, vegetable/fruit stand, farmer’s market, garden).
3. Children will be made aware of the importance of eating five or more servings of vegetables and fruits each day. We did different project like, paper corn, carrots, paper watermelon, glass of lemonade. To finish the week, kids chose their favorite fruits and veggies from our fruit and vegetable market. Then they chose meats, chicken, fish, eggs, bread, milk, yogurt to complete their plate of food. They had fun playing this game 😊!
20171130_095049LETRAS
This week we went over the letter Tt /la letra Tt. Be sure to point out the letter that we practice when you are reading. The pronunciation of this letter is the same in English and Spanish. As example:
tomate/tomato
tambor/drum
tijeras/scissors
triciclo/tricycle
tortuga/ turtle
We did activities as, find the letter Tt into our classroom and letters game, draw, coloring and recognition of letter Tt.
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This week we went over number six (6)/ número seis doing different activities, like placing five watermelon seeds into the watermelon, counting corns, blocks, tracing the number and sorting activities with colors, shapes, and sizes.
 
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This week we continued working with the triangle shape (triangulo), and green (verde) color. The kids played around the classroom looking around for triangle shapes and green colors. They played games doing figures using different sizes of shapes as circle/ circulo, cuadrado/square, and triangulo/trinagle.
Have a good weekend!
Macky J

Preschool News Week 10

20171106_135711We continued working with Los Alimentos y Su Procedencia/ The Foods and its origin! This week they had fun doing simple activities related with chicken, bees and fish. We associates the things that they can eat with this, chickens have eggs/huevos and pollo/chicken. Bees produce honey and fish produce fish. We had fun with farm sensory play activities with our different focus animals:  cows, chickens, bees and fish. We also did cute projects with a hand print forming a chicken, plastic spoons chickens, fish mobil, and bee puppets. A favorite activity was when they tasted the honey on a small gluten free salt cookie! Most of them loved it! 😊
20171106_111829LETRAS
This week we learned all about the letter Ss /la letra Ss. Be sure to point out the letter that we practice when you are reading. The letter S is pronounced the same in English and Spanish. Our examples this week were: sandia/ watermelon, sombrero/hat, sarten/frying pan, sol/sun, and silla, chair. We did activities related with the letter Ss and we sang songs.
NÚMEROS
We worked with the numbers 1-5 counting and recognition of each number. The kiddos did different activities such as, counting bees/ abejas, fish/peces, blocks and pom poms.
 
20171106_145632La Figura y Color
This month we started with triangle shape (triángulo), and green (verde) color. I talked about it with the kids passing around the shape, so the children could examine this shape up close. The kids joined the points from 1 to 5 by plotting to form a triangle, with the result of a clown, and to finish with this activity the kiddos painted the clown. They formed the triangle shape with wooden popsicle sticks. We also had fun doing color searches around the house.