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Welcome to 3KB! My name is Ms. Taranto (Ms. T) and my teacher’s assistant’s name is Ms. Lizz!

May 2022

For May’s theme, we will continue focusing on care & growth. Children will have the opportunity to explore ideas related to caring for themselves, others, and the world. Children will also have the opportunity to observe things that grow and their role for influencing growth.

Vocabulary to focus on this month (when talking with your child): action, appear, attitude, bathe, broom, clean, comfortable, cook, dentist, dustpan, emergency, emotions, equipment, expression, feed, feel, feelings, fix, gardener, help, hospital, kind, mechanic, medicine, nurse, office, plant, respect, sick, soap, spatula, sponge, stethoscope, thoughtful, tools, veterinarian, wash, whisk, add, adult, baby, bud, build, child, expand, flowers, fruit, grass, height, increase, infant, roots, short, size, small, soil, sprout, stems, tall, teenager, tiny, toddler, vegetable

April 2022

For April’s theme, we will continue focusing on moving. Children will have the opportunity to explore how things in their environment move. For literacy, we will be reading books based on cars, trains, planes, movement, and spring. 

Vocabulary to focus on this month (when talking with your child): airplane, bicycle, car, drive, engine, float, fly, gasoline, hop, hurry, jump, motor, move, pull, push, quickly, roll, ride, run, scooter, sidewalk, shuffle, skip, slowly, stroller, subway, taxi, tracks, train, turn, twist, van, walk 

April 25th-28th

This week, children focused on caring for our Earth and for babies (washing them, feeding, putting them to sleep). 

April 4th-8th

This week, the children explored the color yellow, created bugs for Spring, and made our Spring tree.

March 28th-April 1st

This week, we focused on movement for cars in the city. Our children made taxis and trains/cars for transportation and movement throughout our neighborhood.

March 2022

For March’s theme, we will continue focusing on winter to Spring, construction, and building our environment. We will be learning about noticing, investigating, buildings, building, and construction. For literacy, we will be reading books based on building/construction and the winter season. 

Vocabulary to focus on this month (when talking with your child): buildings, bricks, bolts, boots, cement, construction, door, drill, foundation, hammer, hard, hard hat, long, measure, nails, nut, roof, screwdriver, shovel, short, strong, sturdy, surface, vest, tail, trowel, washer, window 

March 21st-24th

This week, we focused on movement as we transition into the next exploration of moving around in the world. We discussed how car moves and where can we go with cars. We also created watermelons for the letter W.

March 7th-11th

This week, students worked on V for Volcano, creating Fire Stations, Doctor Offices, and Post Offices, and we voted on being a construction worker or mail person. Next week, we will be focusing on post offices and mail workers. 

March 1st-4th

This week, children focused on creating One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. They also created houses and towers for our unit referring to realistic photos. Lastly, they created umbrellas for the letter U.

February 2022

For February’s theme, we will continue focusing on Winter, outer-space,  and building our environment. We will be learning about noticing, investigating, buildings, building, and construction. For literacy, we will be reading books based on rural/suburban/urban life and the winter season. 

Vocabulary to focus on this month (when talking with your child): buildings, bricks, bolts, boots, cement, construction, door, drill, foundation, hammer, hard, hard hat, long, measure, nails, nut, roof, screwdriver, shovel, short, strong, sturdy, surface, vest, tail, trowel, washer, window 

February 14th-28th

This week, children had the chance to celebrate so many fun events! We celebrated Valentine’s Day by wearing pink/red and completing activities along with creating their parents gifts. On Tuesday, we dressed up as 100 years old and celebrated being in school for 100 days! On Friday, we celebrated President’s Day by being introduced to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Since we are not in school next week, we got to celebrate the once in a life time chance of 2-22-2022 by reading a story of Pip and his Friends, and making hats for celebrating “twos”day.

February 7th-11th

This week, children used shaving cream to create melted snowmen. They investigated why snow melts when the sun hits it. We created suns using paper plates, paint, and cut out strips for our melted snowmen and to know that sun starts with S. 

January 31st-Feb 4th

 

This week, we created our own rockets when learning about outer-space, wondered about the groundhog for an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter, and we created art using 80s color scheme of that generation.

January 2022

Our motive for this month is investigation. We will be looking closely and observing what we enjoy in our room, what makes us happy, what our favorite toys are, and focusing on the season winter. 

January 25th-29th

This week was a sensory fun week for our children. We focused primarily on the season of winter. At our sensory table, we created a winter themed fine-motor activity. Children used tools to pick up cotton balls and marbles into a cup. We explored the feeling of snow as well (Is it cold? Can we make a snowman with it? I wonder what the snow will do if we keep it in our hands). Lastly, we explored shaving cream and glitter for our Fun Friday. 

January 18-20th

This week, our children created their own pigs using a paper plate to also reflect the letter P. We then continued our investigation exploration and focused on a STEM experiment of creating a rainbow using water, food coloring, and paper towels. This brought an exciting reaction to our children for viewing the colors growing on the paper towel. It was so much fun! Our children used the visual we created in our experiment and created their own reflection of a rainbow using crayons and dotter paint. 

January 10th-14th

This week we focused on returning back to our classroom. We created a few items that allowed our children to investigate and make their own creations. We made our own magnifying glasses, we created the letter O using a cup and paint, and we painted our own penguins using a picture as reference. 

January 3rd-7th

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December 2021

Our motive for this month is about our environment (community). We will be focusing on seeing, our eyes, objects around us, our physical characteristics, and objects in the classroom. We will continue to learn about Winter, and learn about different holidays celebrated in December.

December 13th-17th

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November 29th-December 3rd

This week, our children focused on the Letter K (K for King), created the school building using popsicle sticks, crayons, and pipe-cleaners, and created our winter tree. 

November 2021

Our motive for this month is about US! We will be focusing on our class, our grown-ups, our building, how to care, and touching on Thanksgiving. We will be celebrating a fun Friday for Thanksgiving this year! We will continue to observe the weather changes and finding out why we are thankful.

November 25-26 NDCA CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 15th-19th

This week, children focused on thanksgiving and caring for one another. We made a kind heart using paint and hands, turkeys using glue and markers, and made our own turkey hats!

November 8th-November 12th

This week, children created a Veteran’s Day Eagle using paper and glue, Thanksgiving Hats to show what we’re thankful for, and we painted paper pumpkins using legos. 

November 1st-November 5th

This week, we focused on the color yellow, the letter G, and our portaits. We were able to make ourselves using paper, and got to recognize our pictures while using our favorite crayon colors. 

October 2021

Our motive for this month is focusing on ourselves, our families, our feelings, our bodies, and things we like. We will focus on Autumn and the changing of seasons from summer to cooler weather. We will focus on sensory experiences by using water toys, and playing with soap and tissue paper to create “clean mud.” We look forward to having a fun and exciting month in nursery.

October 25th-29th

This week, we did many activities to celebrate Halloween! We as a class, took a vote on our favorite candy, got to use our 5 senses when opening our pumpkin (and named it once it became a jack-o-lantern, Pumpkin), and used glue and cut outs for our ghosts. The ghosts are orange to focus on the color of the month.

October 18th-October 22nd

This week, children were able to explore the color orange, use natural objects for art such as leaves, and explore painting with finger paint and dotters. 

October 12th-October 15th

This week, we continued to focus on using dotter paint and using the color orange. We took a tally to get to know ourselves more and what we like. We took a vote this week to decide which fruit do we like more: apples or bananas. Apples ended up winning by one vote! Apples scored 8 and bananas scored 7. It was a great and fun week!

October 4th-October 8th

This week, we focused on apples and what they taste like. We observed different colors of apples and if they taste differently. We painted on our own paper apples with dotter paints for improving fine motor skills. 

September 2021

Our motive for this month is to become acclimated in our classroom environment. By learning about our community in the classroom, getting to know our teachers, and getting familiar with our school building, our children will be prepared for our upcoming adventure in nursery.  

September 27th-October 1st

Our children focused on family this week. We discussed who lives in our homes, and had the chance to draw our family members. 

September 20th-24th

Our children focused on getting comfortable with the classroom. We learned what we can do in the classroom (i.e. play, read, make friends), and crafted a school bus. We had a wonderful time learning and playing this week!

September 13th-17th

Our children had a fantastic first week! We painted, colored with crayons, and got to explore our centers such as the kitchen, blocks, and manipulatives. 

 

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