This week we started with parent-teacher conferences. It was great to sit with the parents and discuss their child progress, create new goals and plan to transition to kindergarten. We continue talking about the dentist. The children learned how to floss. The children use egg cartons, play and yarn. They learned that flossing help to clean between our teeth and prevent cavities. The children practice their writing skills. They are using string letters and invented spelling to convey a message. The children are building amazing structures and learning to recognize letters sound. We have a special guest, Dr. Burnette. The children learn about the importance of taking care of their teeth and visiting the dentist. It was fun and educated. Due to COVID-19, classes are suspended. Please keep washing hands and stay healthy. If you need activities or resources, please feel free to email me.
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This week we started our study on dental health. We transformed our dramatic play into a dentist office. The children pretended to look for cavities and count teeth. The children had fun using mirrors and different dentist tools. At science center, the children observed their mouth and teeth and drew pictures of their observation. Also, we experimented with eggs and different liquids. The children created their predictions and we observed how liquid affect the enamel of our teeth. Some liquids can change the color of our teeth. We found out that water and milk are healthier for a tooth. At art center, the children use toothbrushes to paint and create a mouth with marshmallows. We learned that children have 20 teeth, 10 on the top and 10 on the bottom. We finish our week with our annual fieldtrip to Marbles Museum. It was great to explore and engage in play.
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This week we continue learning about our human body and how organs work together. We learned about how our brain is connected to our senses and how our brain helps us to collect information. We learned how our heart pump blood to our whole body and carry oxygen. Our heart pump slower when we sleep but it pumps really fast when we exercise. We experimented with a pumping heart model. The children explored how our heart pump blood. We learned about how our lungs help us to breath. We are using balloons to explain to the children how our lungs work. It was really fun! Also, we exercise our lungs by blowing paint with a straw. The children work with a partner to measure their body. This week, we had a great volunteer that played with the children. Thanks Mr. Santino! Next week, we will be learning about dental health and how to keep our teeth healthy.