We have had a busy start in Pre-K this January. We have been learning about and discussing the letters, J, K, L, and M. Along with learning about those letters we have been studying a country that starts with the corresponding first letter. I.e. “J” for Jamaica, “K” for Kenya, “L” for Lithuania, and “M” for Mexico.
Our class projects also coordinate with our weekly letter. For the letter J, we made cardboard Jeeps and jungles. To represent the letter “K” and Kenya we painted a sunset and made kites to fly. We created storks for Lithuania, since that is their national bird. And for Mexico, the children made sombreros, a painting using marbles, and created a Mexican flag.
We have done a lot of fun things to work on our fine motor and other skills. For example, we made our own moon sand out of baby oil and flour. The children loved making it and then being able to play with it and enjoy it! Kochavim also made some yummy muffins they enjoyed baking and eating. The children also made their own classroom book, after reading the “Very Grouchy Lady Bug.”
Each week Kochavim discovers a new book. This month the books they have read as a class include: “The Very Grouchy Lady Bug”, “Animals of Kenya”, “The Lady Bug Birthday”, and “Moongame”.
Upcoming things for Pre-K include our annual Shabbat Star, where each Friday every student gets chance to present a board in front of the class and talk about the items/things on his/her board. The children enjoying sharing their boards and their classmates enjoy listening to what they have to say.
Today, we also have our special visit, with the Synagogue mailman, James. The children enjoy learning about his job and having his help learning to mail a letter.