Do you know what is new at Benjamin Senec?
Many children celebrating their 4th birthday means that our Zebra group is growing in number, and for that reason we needed to rearrange our big classroom. So one Saturday morning in January, all the teachers from Benjamin Senec came to preschool and worked all day long to make this magic happen. It seemed like the job would never be done after we realized how many things, toys, books and resources we actually have. But before the end of the day, we could leave with smiles on our faces and we were curious to see how the children would react to it on the following Monday. The happy faces of the children revealed that our mission was successful. We created two individual working stations, 1 for the Zebra group and 1 for the Dolphin group. They prefer working separately because they work at different paces and levels of difficulty. We extended our academic and learning area, and brought more educational and creative toys and board games from the store. The play area is separate from our working area, so the toys are not tempting and disruptive during our academic time.
The children and teachers alike are happy and we feel the positive energy flowing smoothly through the classroom.
In January, we learned about the seasons. This helps children understand the passage of time and teaches them about change. We focused on seasonal changes of trees. Every day we colored trees different colors and talked about each season.
Summer, fall, winter, spring,
What will each season bring?
Summer brings fun. I play all day in the bright, hot sun.
Fall is here and what do I see? Leaves of red and gold on every tree.
Winter brings cold winds that blow, and sometimes fluffy, white, snow.
Spring brings weather that is just right, for you and me to fly a kite.
Summer, fall, winter, spring, now I know what the seasons bring. Each season is special as can be. Special to you and special to me.