Today we started our regular days. We tried our best to stick to our daily schedule and we almost nailed it !
We read the book called ” My name is Johari .” It is a book about a little girl who was so proud of her name until she came to school and her new friends laughed at her. This is a great book to start our ” I am Unique ” unit . After reading the book we played a game called ” Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee… wont you say your name for me !”
We did a section of the Dial Three ( assessments ) where I asked them their name, age, if they were a boy or a girl and when their birthday was. I got a lot of ” it just passed ” or ” tomorrow’s” and thats ok. We have bigger hills to climb like learning how to get along and put on our shoes. Speaking of !!! We are doing a STELLAR job. God must have heard my prayer after a pretty tough year last year because so far…. Ive got a room full of sweeties. Another part of the Dial Three that we did today was drawing a self portrait and writing their name.
This is NOT a test. It is just a required assessment and gives me a baseline of where each child is and what they need help on.
We put together name puzzles.
We painted outside.
We built very complex block structures. WOW !
We played with tools.
But most of all… we played together and we are doing a great job of building our preschool family.