It’s interesting to watch the different learning styles. V. has to try every activity. He spent much time thinking about and sorting the Cuisenaire rods by height and then moved on to the other math center activities.
Here V. and Y. are matching the cardstock shapes with the shapes in the book. As Gloria rotates through the centers she gave the children Chinese shape vocabulary.
Unifix Cubes have also been in the math center for the kids to explore. The children are given a couple weeks to play with items put in the different centers. After they’ve had time to explore the materials related activities will be added that require the children to work on specific skills. One of the skills children will develop with Unifix Cubes is color pattern recognition.
Z. is a great thinker and watches very intently everything that happens in the classroom. Here he is working at the science table and looking at a bug under the microscope.
Z. and Y. continue to work with measuring tools.
The teachers haven’t introduced the measuring tapes to the children yet, but they’ve been sitting in the science center since the beginning of September. I was really curious to see what the kids would do with them and was very pleased to see the results! Z. has had a lot of practice using rulers and yardsticks and was able to apply that knowledge using the tape measure.
Y. and V. followed Z.’s lead and began working with the tape measures.
After morning preschool the children have free play, lunch, block play, story time and nap or rest. The nap is followed by free play or theme activities.
All of these wonderful discoveries from the previous post and this one happened in same morning! Our kids are very busy and just absorbing so much knowledge while they play.