Our main highlight this week was focusing on how to stay healthy. We read stories about germs and how they are spread, along with ways to take care of yourself should you become sick. Ask your preschooler about it. He/she may tell you about staying home in your pajamas or bed if you are not feeling well. You may hear about having hot soup, drinking lots of water or taking medicine. In our pictures you will observe some friends demonstrating how to use a tissue for your nose or how to cough or sneeze into your elbow. Believe it or not, as teachers we encourage these lessons every single day. The group created a face along with a good health poem that was sent home this week. The plate has a string on it so that you can hang it up and use it as a reminder for correct behavior.
Another fun highlight was a visit from Animal Craze. The most adorable soft and fluffy animals came-except for two pot belly pigs. They were cute but far from soft and cuddly. The animals were in pens and the class could go right in and touch them. Goats could be brushed. Bunnies, chickens and ducks could be picked up. We tied in the germ topic by discussing how animals need help to stay healthy and also how important it is to wash ones hands with soap and water after touching these visitors.
Eleanor presented the letter "F" with a very full letter box as shown here. She is holding her flowers from her box. On letter days, as we have told you, we try to put out toys beginning with the letter of the week. Here you see two Whole Notes using a felt house game. Another is creating the letter "F" with our new alphabots. Our good friend Mr. Walter came in to use our ramp game. By using paper towels he was able to cause friction in keeping with our special sound.