Our First Month

Posted by Kelly Simmons on 9/10/2018 8:00:00 AM

Our first month together has been busy. The days are filled with investigations, new discoveries, and surprises at every corner. The most exciting discovery has been the mystery of the small doors at the base of the oak trees. The children ask many questions about the doors. We've had discussions about how to discover the answers to their questions. The children wrote and drew messages that were left beside the doors. We received messages in return and learned that two fairies, Finn and Luna, live behind the doors. We also learned that they are brother and sister. The children have more questions for Finn and Luna. We can't wait to learn more.

Our Lessons:  Math - Matching objects, sorting, how many questions with 1, 2, 3, matching a numeral with a group of objects, data analysis through graphs, and using appropriate vocabulary to describe time and sequence.  Literacy - Phonological awareness, rhyming words, letters E & F, and emergent writing skills. Social Emotional - Recognizing and expressing feelings, social interactions.  Social Studies - Understands family and views self as a member of the family unit. Identifies family members. Identifies similarities and differences in their family composition and the families of others.

New Vocabulary:  Kindness, investigate, mystery, observation, group, horizontal, vertical, morning, mid-day, afternoon, evening, and rhyme.

Art History: Piet Mondrian, Dutch artist

Coming up Next: A study of seeds; planting fall crops in our garden; the letters E and H; and rhyming. In math, we will demonstrate quantity using a 10 frame; arrange and count up to 5 objects in scattered and linear configurations; count The Math Way; and find embedded numbers in 4 and 5.