This month’s theme is Health and Nutrition. The children will be learning the letters T, B, I, and F in language. For math, they will be learning the numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, and learning about cylinder and rectangle shapes. The colors for the month are red and green. This month also starts our new academic school year. The children are adjusting to their new classrooms and are excited about all the new sites and sounds a new classroom brings! As fall starts settling in, the weather has slowly been cooling off. The children have enjoyed playing outside in the milder temperatures.
The children in Dev. 1 have been busy learning about eating healthy. They enjoyed making a toddler version of “ants on a log” all by themselves!
Dev. 2 has been busy learning about eating fruits and vegetables. They learned how apples are healthy for our bodies. The teachers explained to the class that apples have a hidden surprise inside them. The children took turns guessing what could be inside the apple. Then the class talked about stars, what they look like, and how they can be seen in the sky at night. Next the teachers showed the children what was inside a sliced apple. The children were very excited to discover the hidden star inside of the apple! They made apple prints using the sliced apples to further their learning.
The children Dev. 3A learned that by stretching their muscles and doing exercises, it will keep their bodies healthy!
This is the way we brush our teeth, to get them all clean! Dev. 3B was full of smiles as they learned how to properly brush their teeth. They also practiced proper hand washing and why it is so important that they follow every step to keep germs away.
Dev. 4 had a great time learning all about apples and how healthy they are for our bodies. The month of the apple runs from September through November. Here are some of the new concepts they learned:
- Apples are fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free, making them super healthy to eat!
- Apples come in different shades of reds, yellows, and greens.
- Some apple trees will grow over 40 feet tall and live over 100 years old.
- The top apple producing states are Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia.
- Apples are the second most valuable fruit for the United States, oranges are the first.
- Some apples have a wax applied. Wax is natural and used for protection.
- It takes 36 apples to make 1 gallon of cider.
- It takes 2 pounds of apples to make one pie.
After learning all about apples, the class got to taste different types. Then they made a graph of which apples they thought tasted the best.