This week we continued working with socials skills activities and the Family theme. We use this theme as a guide to teach children more about families and what makes up a family. We have worked with reading the book “Eres tu Mi Mamá”. “Are You My Mother?” is the story about a hatchling bird. His mother, thinking her egg will stay in her nest where she left it, leaves her egg alone and flies off to find food. The baby bird hatches. He does not understand where his mother is so he goes to look for her. As he is unable to fly, he walks, and in his search, he asks a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a cow if they are his mother, but none of them are. Finally, his mother returns to the nest and the two are united, much to their delight, and the baby bird recounts to his mother the adventures he had looking for her. The kids enjoyed this book and they had a good time learning new words like gato/kitten, gallina/hen, perro/dog, and h /cow. Also, we worked with different activities like the hands family tree, paper house (where they used their imagination to draw their families), paper plate and bag paper nest. These activities help them to build up their fine motor skills. In addition, we sang songs, danced and played within the theme.
The kids were practicing their names. They did clothespin name recognition activity, handwriting letter Aa, and letter soup.
This week we worked with number 1. We had a fun time playing and using some items to recognize it. We were doing different activities such as tracing number 1, coloring and counting one finger/dedo, one leaf/hoja, and one chicken/gallina. We work on writing the number correctly, top-down, and holding our pencil/marker/crayon correctly.
This month we be will working with the circle shape. We talked about it with the kids, passing around the shape so they could examine it up close. They drew the circle shape on the board, focusing on making the ends meet.