Week 18: Community Helpers, Oo

This was a fun and engaging activity where students took turns identifying different community helpers. They explained to the class what the community helper does and then found something in the classroom that associated with him or her.

Love their fun community helper outfits; hair dresser, doctor, and two fire fighters.

Practicing our fine motor skills by using q-tips to paint inside the circles to make the O letter.

This Engineer A-Coaster activity is now up on my magnetic wall board. Through trial and error the children are able to design their own roller coaster and learn how the track positions affect the disk as it rolls from track to track. The students have been loving it!

The boys enjoyed putting together this 4-foot fire truck. Thank you Brenda for the puzzle! These larger puzzles help the children work together and enrich their communication skills with one another. Puzzles are an important educational learning tool for young children as they provide many skills and mental learning benefits and opportunities such as cognitive skills, problem-solving, self-esteem, and much more.

These letter phonic bins are a great way to improve the children's letter-sound recognition.

Everly is working on recognizing the number 6. She used her fine motor skills to put 6 beads on the number 6 pipe cleaner.

Oo is for Octopus! The children loved glueing O shaped fruit-loops to their Octopus. Some even made patterns with their fruit-loops.

One important part of teaching young children about math is helping them learn the concepts of “greater than,” “less than,” and "equal to." These concepts are key in beginning to understand addition and subtraction. Elijah did an awesome job using the counting bears and the greater than/less than alligator.

These chunky, colorful tools are contoured for little hands. Scale, bowl, 3 self-standing spoons, and 6 uniquely designed measuring cups help young learners visualize equivalent quantities in different formats. They poured, measured, and played with these measuring tools inside the sensory bin filled with rice-krispys.

This was so much fun! The children used dot-markers to decorate their octopus and then glued tissue paper for the legs.

The students were able to put together these fun felt pieces to build their favorite community helper. Felt play provides hands-on learning and stretches the child's imagination. Children can try new roles through felt play.

Vivian practiced writing her numbers. I dotted it the first time around, she traced, and then she wrote it on her own the second time around. Great job!

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