Weekly Update 1/14-1/18

From The Office…

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We have continued our discussion of simple machines this week and have focused specifically on inclined planes. We have talked about how inclined planes help us move things. We did an experiment on the playground with a basket of blocks, a rope, and an inclined plane (slide) to see how we could get the basket to the top of the playground. Ask your child if they remember how we did it!

In small groups this week the preschoolers have had the opportunity to explore different types of simple machines and manipulate them, practice sorting by color, shape, and size, and they played a hide a seek game with simple machines. During this game, the teacher hid a simple machine and gave clues such as, “The simple machine is near the easel” or “The simple machine is under the table” so that the students could find it. This was a great way to practice spatial relationships and the vocabulary that went along with it.

Our Second Step curriculum focused on identifying and managing strong emotions. We talked about being frustrated at school or home and how we can make our bodies feel better. We practiced putting our hands on our tummies and taking a deep breath and we practiced how we could ask a teacher or friend for help.

Reminders

January 21 — No School (MLK Jr. Day)

January 29 — No School (PLC)

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