Friday, October 4, 2019

September 30 - October 4

One of my favorite sensory activities to do with three years old is shaving cream!

They love to squish it around in their little hands.  Using shaving cream allows a child to engage more then one sense; touch and smell. After some free time of manipulating the shaving cream we practiced drawing circles.  This is a great pre-writing activity as well.

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For our service projects this year, the Nursery 2 and 3 students will be thanking members in our HCA community that help us daily. Our first honoree is Bernie Capuano; otherwise known as "Mr. Bernie".  Bernie helps take care of our school campus and is ALWAYS willing to lend a helping hand.  The Nursery students decorated his door to remind him just how special he is to our school community!  Thanks Mr. Bernie!

Mr. Bernie
30 Maria Montessori Quotes that will Inspire Any Mama! - Simple Living Mommy

We have been working really hard during our Montessori Work period.  At this point we work about 40 minutes before needing a break.  Sometimes individual work takes place, other times the children may work with a friend.  The children are eager to learn the Montessori lessons in our classroom.
Amelia and Alexandra working with the dressing frames.

Vienna working on the Maple leaf puzzle.

Kin and Alexandra are making block patterns.

Madison is working on 1:1 correspondence matching.

Lily is working on 1:1 correspondence matching.

Kin matched all her letters.

Elle and Alexandra made a pattern with the pink tower and brown stairs

Learning a NEW lesson: the number rods.

Charlie and Elle matching objects.
Things to do at home
  • Go on a color or shape hunt when you are driving in the car.
  • Color
  • Build with blocks or legos
  • Look at family photos together
  • Cook or bake together

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Fostering a child's independence is an important aspect to development.  In Nursery 3 the children begin their independence journey.  Many of the children are struggling in pulling up their pants after using the bathroom.  I am always willing to assist after they have given it a good try; I ask that you do the same.  Encourage them to try themselves and then praise them for the attempt/completed task.

Music is on days 1 and 3
Library is on day 4
STEAM is on day 6

Art is day 1

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The HCA Early Childhood Division has its own Instagram account!  Follow us @hcadrexelhillec!

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Our class photo will be taken on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9th.  Individual pictures will be taken THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th.  More information to follow. 

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Devenney

September 20th - 24th

This week we learned all about apples from our Weekly Reader! We explored the parts of an apple: the flesh, the skin, the pips, the stem and...