Classroom News

Hello again,  
So I mentioned that I'd be sending more information about "purposeful play."  So I asked Siri for the definition, and she said...

Purposeful play is an enjoyable activity that allows children to make meaning out of their experiences. When children play, they are building imagination, developing reading, language, math and science skills, solving problems, and building social skills, among other things.  
With that said, we have themed purposeful play for 30 minutes daily.  We have had a number of themes in our purposeful play area.  Here are some of them... Mechanic's Shop, Nursery (the baby kind, not the plant kind), Santa's Workshop, Pet Shop, Veterinarian's Office, and our most current... the Bakery/Sweet Shop and Flower Shop.  The children have enjoyed the various themes.  Contact me if you'd like to see a picture of your child playing in one of these areas.  I'm pretty sure I've captured a photo of the majority of the kiddos already.  Hopefully they've mentioned this time in our day.  

I'd like to have a 3D shapes math activity using marshmallows and skinny pretzel sticks.  What kid wouldn't like eating the materials after using them to learn?  I have the marshmallows.  If you'd be willing to send a bag of pretzel sticks, please let me know.  This will be our snack on an upcoming "STEM" day we will be having.  

Below is a wonderful resource to help you work with your child on sight words...
We are using this resource in our classroom.  Reinforcing this at home will only build your child's skills.  

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Thank you for all that you do to build your child's skills at home!

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