Concept of the Month
Exploring My Five Senses
white = blanco
circle = circulo
5 & 15
B & U
taste = saborear
smell = oler
Infant & Toddler: Ezra Jack Keats
A Letter to Amy
The Snowy Day
Whistle for Willie
Preschool: Jan Brett
The Snowy Nap
The Three Snow Bears
Song of the Month
"The Five Senses Song"
Sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell
I use my eyes to see, I use my eyes to see,
and when I want to see a star, I use my eyes to see.
I use my nose to smell, I use my nose to smell,
And when I want to smell a flower, I use my nose to smell.
I use my tongue to taste, I use my tongue to taste,
And when I want to taste a peach, I use my tongue to taste.
I use my ears to hear, I use my ears to hear,
And when I want to hear a bird, I use my ears to hear.
I use my hands to touch, I use my hands to touch,
And when I want to touch a cat, I use my hands to touch.
Describing math in words
Measurement applies some of the earliest mathematics that children learn, and there are many informal and formal opportunities to support this development. In play, measurement is already very meaningful, particularly around fairness. “He got more than me! She got the bigger dinosaur so I should get two little dinosaurs! He had it for a longer time so it’s my turn again!” These assertions all show a strong awareness of measurement.
Social and emotional development encompasses young children’s evolving capacity to form close and positive adult and peer relationships; to actively explore and act on the environment in the process of learning about the world around them; and to experience, regulate, and express a full range of positive and negative emotions in socially and culturally appropriate ways. These skills, developed in early childhood, are essential for lifelong learning and success.