We are having so much fun learning about all the places we can visit! We learned about the other planets out in space. (Did you know Uranus is the only planet that lives on its side?) We also now know about the camels that live in the desert and that sand is HOT! While talking about the temperature of the sand, we felt it was appropriate to teach the children the sign for “Hot”, as we continue to increase the children’s sign language vocabulary.
Coming up, we will be learning about the Fall season, and working on our fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are the tiny muscles in our hands that help us to lace beads, write, and more. We have recently noticed all the children wanting to play with more advanced toys, as well as use their writing utensils more frequently. This excites us as teachers because we want to show the children that more advanced toys mean more fun! We are slowly starting to use more markers and writing utensils to sharpen the children’s ability to hold them. This is a great example of how you at home could strengthen their fine motor skills. We hope you can do this at home with your children, also!
Lastly, all our teachers are excited to continue the use of sign language in the room! We hope you have seen a difference at home as well and are able to utilize some of the sign language we’ve provided you. Should you need any of those materials or resources, do not hesitate to ask, and we will get them to you right away.
Ms. Bailee, Ms. Becca, Ms. Lydia