Hello Penguin Families, 

Welcome to our first blog post of the school year. 

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know all of your children. We have enjoyed learning from and with them. They have curious minds, eager attitudes and energetic spirits! 

The Penguins have been busy getting to know one another, becoming familiar with our daily routines, and trying new activities. They have learned so much already, and shown tremendous progress. They have particularly enjoyed working on various art projects, fun group activities and Circle Time discussions. 

A few highlights:

  • Sponge painting and easel painting. 
  • Building marble runs together. 
  • Taking care of our school garden. 
  • Fun math activities like measuring objects and making graphs. 
  • Creating our family wall and family albums. 
  • Learning about our bodies and 5 senses. 
  • Self portraits and name practice. 
  • Learning about healthy food and harvest. 
  • Learning about the farm. 
  • Shapes scavenger hunt in our classroom.
  • Puppet theater story time. 
  • Traveling around the world. 
  • Imaginative play in the house and kitchen area. 
  • Patterns and counting. 

This past week, the Penguins have learned about what it means to be Thankful. We talked about our families, friends, community and ourselves during our circle time discussions. The children created a “Gratitude Tree” and “Gratitude Book” in which they traced words and made drawings about what they are thankful for. It was a beautiful week, full of their lovely thoughts and ideas. We as their teachers feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to have worked with the Penguins and have heard their sincere thoughts about thankfulness. 

After the Holiday, coming up in the Penguin Class, we will be discussing Community Helpers. We have noticed that the Penguins are very interested in the different occupations and use these ideas in their imaginative play. We will focus on this learning topic for the following two weeks and the children will:

  • Become familiar with many occupations.
  • Develop understanding of social systems in the community.
  • Increase their language and communication skills.
  • Practice matching numbers.
  • Improve their large and small motor skills.

If there’s anything that your family wants to share with the Penguin Class about your own occupations please feel free to reach out to us and we will be more than happy to include any ideas or suggestions in our activities. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Warmly, 

Penguin Teachers