Friday, September 17, 2010

Fun at School!

The play structure was finally ready to use this week. The Pre-k students had the opportunity to use it and they loved it! It was challenging for most to swing on the monkey bars, but that didn’t stop them from trying. For safety, I check if the child knows how to fall on both feet with knees bent, before I let them try the bars.

Chef of the Week was a success. Yvonne (Elisa’s mom) helped the children prepare Elmo pizzas using English muffin, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Olives, cherry tomatoes, and cheddar cheese were used to make Elmo’s eyes, nose, and mouth. If you are wondering why your child’s lunch seems untouched today, the pizza was prepared right before lunch and some children ate their very own creation. With the cooking success today, we are looking forward to our regular parent cooking activities. YUM!

For the first few weeks of school, we will talk about how to be a good friend and how to be safe in school. This week we talked about the importance of having rules and following the rules. The children had a very good understanding of what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior that they were able to “write” their own rules. A rule that I thought was very interesting that they came up with was, “no potty talk”.

The children are slowly getting the routine down.

Enjoy the weekend!