Monday, August 31, 2009

Bela's Journal Report: July 13 - 17, 2009

This week with the Green Cocoon
July 13 – 17, 2009

This Month’s Theme: My Body and Senses

This Week’s Lessons:
Science and Social Studies: Sense of smelling and tasting
Phonics and Language: letters Mm and Rr, is and are
Math: Colors green, orange, and violet; Shapes oval and heart; Rote counting 1 – 30; over, on and under

• Scent Guessing “I can smell…..”
• Food Tasting (sweet, sour, salty and bitter)
• Stained Glass Art
• Water Play
• Painting Oval Green and Heart Orange and decorating with Violet beads
• Tracing and writing letters Mm and Rr
• Tracing and drawing ovals and hearts
• Cooking Activity: Cream Cheese Playdough
• Outdoor Activity: Relay (over, on and under)
• Story Telling: Give a Pig a Pancake
• AVR: Computer games for kids

Next Week’s Lessons:
Science and Social Studies: Sense of touch
Phonics and Language: letters Ff and Bb, is and are
Math: Colors white, black, brown and pink; Shapes star, diamond and crescent; Rote counting 1 – 40; in front and behind

Dear Mommies and Daddies,

Indeed another fun filled week has passed. If last week’s storytelling and outdoor activity were wonderful experiences for the kids, this week, they added more experiences as they delved into various activities in class. To start off, we had music and movement and outdoor activities doing the relay: over, on and under. We had stencil activities to shapes circle and oval. To add on, we let the kids color the oval shaped styro green and the heart shaped styro orange and at the same time, we let them decorate it with purple beads. We had a storytelling entitled “If you give a pig a pancake” and a cooking activity by making play dough using cream cheese to reinforce the sense of taste and touch. But of course, art activities are not forgotten this week: we had a “Stained Glass Art” where pictures that begin with Mm are in it. We also had water play, where they are going to find pictures that begin with Rr.

They had a fun time guessing the contents of small containers with different scents if its good smell or bad smell. We let them explore through the use of their noses as they smelled powder, soap, bagoong, fish sauce, vinegar, shampoo, perfume, alcohol, etc. We also let the kids taste the different kinds of food for hem to know how sweet, salty, sour and biter taste.

Aside from these, we also learned about the use of is and are and rote counting from 1 – 30.

We await next week’s events as we will have another fabulous week. We continue to have these events to make learning in class exciting and more enjoyable.