We enjoyed our morning together to the fullest. The grocery store was a huge hit this week and fostered a lot of creative role play. We also had the opportunity to work on tracing our names and some even ventured into trying to form their letters on their own. It is beyond exciting to me to see how much this group has grown this year. It is one of the reasons I love this age so much. The milestones that have been met are totally visible in what the children are able to imagine, communicate and demonstrate.
Our fine motor skills have developed so much this year. We focus heavily on these reading and writing readiness skills. Children who have success with these early skills go on to have more success in tackling new skills with confidence. The class knows all of their letters by sight and can name several things that start with each letter. Just today at lunch someone noticed the alphabet that hangs on the bathroom door and went through each letter naming a word or two that started with each letter. This class has a great foundation for next year and beyond.
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.