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First Week of School!

We had so much fun during our first week of school!  Let’s see what we did this week…

✓  Colored in a box

✓  Made necklaces with circles

✓  Transferred red items with tongs

✓  Explored lentils and apples in our sensory bin

✓  Did a science experiment

✓  Learned to recognize our names

✓  Learned the months, days, color red and the shape circle

✓  Counted to 10

✓  Did some basic adding and subtracting

✓  Learned some Spanish

✓  Learned the letter “Aa”

✓  Listened to letter sounds

✓  Jumped

✓  Read books

✓  Played outside

✓  Made alligators

✓  Made paper airplanes and flew them

Whew!  No wonder Ms. Taryn is tired!!!  See you next week 🙂



Project Play – Sorting the Mail


Children will begin the act of reading long before they can actually read.  Having them pretend to read boosts their self-confidence and enthusiasm about reading!

Ask your child to sort the daily mail into different categories.  Have him sort the mail into stacks of magazines, newspapers, letters, postcards, etc.  If your household is like ours, you get plenty of different “junk” mail!  You can also have him sort by the name of the addressee and deliver it to that person.

Let your child open the “junk” mail and pretend to read it to you or fill out the forms.

At Square Roots Preschool, during our Post Office dramatic play the children also will put letters into envelopes and “mail them”.  Stickers work great for using as stamps!

Happy Playing!