This week we continued to talk about what buildings are made of and what makes them strong. We also started our discussion of what is special about our building. We went on a walk to tally how many classrooms, restrooms, and offices were at Kloefkorn and we got to take a closer look at the heart in the library. After we examined the heart, the preschoolers were able to create their own to hang up in the classroom!
Our small groups this week included introducing water beads in the sensory table, making shapes with popsicle sticks, and working together to build a structure with blocks. This small group proved to be the most challenging for our students as it involved turn taking, waiting, and sharing. These are skills that can be practiced at home through games, talking, and play. For example, if you’re talking and your child has something they want to say you can remind them that it’s your turn to talk first then, then their turn. You can also reiterate that you know waiting is hard but it makes you feel happy (or any other positive emotion) when your child is able to wait for their turn.
Our social emotional curriculum focused on The Touching Rule (A bigger person should not touch your private body parts except to keep you clean and healthy). We said that private body parts were anything that was covered by a swimming suit and discussed why it would be ok for a doctor to touch private body parts but not a babysitter. We also talked about what to do if someone breaks The Touching Rule and referred to those as the Safety Steps which are: 1. Say words that mean “no” 2. Get away 3. Tell a grown-up.
December 18 — No School (PLC)
December 21-January 6 — No School (Winter Break)