Wednesday, February 10, 2021

February 8-12

Valentine Pattern Match

Matching is an important pre- reading skill.  Matching activities improve language, concentration and memory. Children use matching skills to tell whether two words or letters are the same or different.  Learning and mastering the ability to match shapes and patterns helps children as they learn to recognize letters and words.





Valentine Math - One to One Correspondence

One-to-one correspondence is an early learning math skill that involves the act of counting each object in a set once, and only once with one touch per object/picture. Three years old children are often able to rote count.  Rote counting is just reciting the numeral names in order, "one, two, three, four...." and very different from counting with one-to-one.  Counting with one-to-one involves touching each object/picture and saying the numeral; name aloud, which is a much more complex skill for young children.  In the photos below, we are matching dots to the numeral to make a complete heart.





Reminders:

- There is no school on Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th.

-Pre-K and Kindergarten are hosting a sock drive to benefit The Joy of Sox.  Please send in NEW socks for men, women and children and The Joy of Sox will donate them to families experiencing homelessness.  The drive will run until February 19th.

-Enrollment contracts for the 2021-2022 academic year are due on Friday, February 26th. 


Enjoy the long weekend!

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