I love that my families understand that there are not going to be fancy projects coming home all the time.
I love that my families understand that some of our best learning occurs without those fancy projects.
This week there was definitely “Nothing Fancy” about the lessons we did as follow up to watching a lot of Olympics the last 2 weeks. There was however a ton of learning and expanding on concepts that have been spinning around the group recently.
During the Olympics we talked a lot about different countries, locations around the world, about the colors of the uniforms, what did the flag symbols mean?, what were the groups of letters for?, what were all the different numbers we were seeing?………….
So my job was to pull together and continue to expand what they are learning.
To me these questions were all about figuring out how things fit into their personal communities. How did everything they were learning about letters stretch for this new information. We are just getting that handle around letters need to be grouped in special ways to make words that everyone can read. Here there were letters used as representation, but not words we could sound out.
Day 1: How Many Letters from our Alphabet were used in the abbreviations of the many countries we saw complete?
Or practical use of numbers outside counting and simple more or less discussions we have(addition/subtraction). Here there were judged points, timed events, ranking of Olympians, laps, etc.
Day 2: What Can We learn about the Colors of the Countries of Athletes We Watched Compete?
For a look at our complete Olympic lessons you’ll need to head to the Preschool Blog. Click here.