What a fabulous first week in YK!! We had so much fun meeting and playing with new friends! This week the boys started the “I Can!” unit. During this unit, the boys will spend time exploring their new classroom and school. We will spend time laying down the foundation for skills that will prepare them for the upcoming year. We are also focusing on classroom procedures and routines to help the boys have a smooth transition into the year.
This week we focused on learning how to paint and to follow classroom rules. At the beginning of the week, we made jitter juice, which helped take away all the first-day “jitters”! We also introduced the boys to our classroom dragon, Smokey/Magellen. We discussed what makes a strong young knight and how, by being an excellent example of this, the boys can earn a chance to take Smokey/Magellen home for a special sleepover. The center time activities this week included the block center, dramatic play area, free painting, play-doh, and water table. Each center helps strengthen their fine motor, social skills, and cognitive development. Every week we will spend time working on a specific social skill. This week and next, we are focusing on sharing. We encourage you to spend some time at home talking about sharing and why it is important.