Q is for queen...
Ms. Rebecca's first week has been SO very busy as we also welcomed three new little faces. Our two little babies and one older sibling. They are getting along swimmingly and Ms. Rebecca has been so loving and patient getting to know all the children, their routines and personalities.
We began our Monday quite hectic and really focused on helping our new little babies feel loved and secure. We played babies, took turns feeding the babies, played with the babies, talked about what babies like, dislike, how they talk, what they need and really immersed ourselves in ALL that is baby. The girls enjoyed every minute of it. My little Ally did and still is feeling a bit displaced in the mornings when the babies arrive, but with lots of love and understanding she is coming around and enjoying her time helping with the babies too. However even with such a busy schedule Monday we did manage to do some outdoor painting...one of our summertime favorites with Ms. Rebecca.
This week's phonetic focus is on the letter "Q" and the "qwa" sound that it makes. We sang our "Q" song and discussed the words quack and queen. Today we made "queen caps." I purchased some foam caps from the dollar store, along with glitter glue (of course!), alphabet stickers, sequins, etc. and we set all the materials out in front of the children. Each child had their turn with the gluing, and then the placement of anything and everything they wanted placed on their caps. This was a messy and fun activity and they each went home their cap.
Thankfully the weather is holding out beautifully and we have been able to spend lots of time outdoors still experiencing the trees, breeze, grass (what's left of it from the drought), water table, sandbox, playhouse and all the fun things we get to do outdoors. Last week during our "people" discussion one of our favorite activities was writing all the mommies, daddies and children's names with chalk ALL over the deck. We had everyone included, even grandma's and grandpa's! We did this each day naming our families and it was great letter practice for the children too!
Silly babe! Not all of our coloring explorations are on paper!
8/30/2012 01:30:27 am
Welcome Ms. Rebecca!!!
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