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Ms Ashley's Classroom 1

Hello, Classroom 1 Families!

What a summer it has been for each of us! The class has been learning so many fun things from physical to mental growth. Miss Kortney and I love watching each child in our class grow in their own individual ways. I could not be more proud of each child as they learn a new life skill.

For the month of August, we have been focusing on the Early Learning Guidelines of Science. Young children are naturally curious and learn through exploration and using their senses. They are looking, touching, smelling, tasting, and listening to everyone and everything in their surroundings. These experiences will assist children in acquiring knowledge on which to build a better understanding of the world. We have played, built volcanoes, and learned about chemical reactions from baking soda and vinegar, the effects of different temperatures, and the environment as a whole.

For September, I would like for the class to turn our focus to the Early Learning Guidelines of Mathematics. Through play and exploration, very young children begin developing math concepts. These concepts are much broader than counting and number experiences. Children begin to notice similarities and differences while experiencing size, shape, texture, and function through his/her senses. Along with school, our daily routines at home can yield unplanned learning opportunities. Cutting a sandwich, matching socks, and counting toes are all examples of activities in which math concepts can be identified. Games such as drawing numbers on the sidewalk while jumping to each number and saying the number out loud can also be a fun learning opportunity.

Ms. Ashley and Ms. Kortney

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