What a fantastic first day of preschool B 2015! We hit the ground running talking about who we are from our inquiry block. We shared our favorite colors and started a list of words to describe ourselves. So far we have "Learners" and "Readers" on the list. A great start! We spent some time talking about expectations after we had our "Who We Are" list started. We talked about how expectations are rules and we shared ideas about why they are important. We came up with the following reasons for having expectations: *So we can learn *So we can stay safe *So we can all be happy. What a great list. Next came our class expectations or rules. We decided on the following: *Treat things nicely *Treat people nicely. Using this language we were able to go throughout our day discussing how to treat things and people nicely within the task we were set out to do.
The first task at hand was learning about centers. We've never really done "Centers" before in preschool. I've always had activities for kids to do as I work with small reading groups. This year I'm making them into more formal centers where we set a timer and rotate from activity to activity. They did great at picking up the routine. We went fishing for letters and sang the song about their name and sound when we caught a letter. We played puzzles and we worked in small reading groups.
With all these great activities the kids went home already reading and playing math games. Try to read and play at home so we can keep the momentum going and build upon these concepts on Thursday. Happy learning!