What's Happening At WKA

New Learning Units this Month at WKA!

With the arrival of a new month, we also have new studies to learn about. magyar fogadóiroda   Our early preschool, preschool, and pre-K classes are adventuring across planet Earth in our Around the World study.  The toddler classes are learning all about nursery rhymes and the infant classes have been preparing for Valentine’s Day.
In the Around the World study, classes have visited Asia, Palestine, Thailand, Mexico, Korea, North America, South America, Central America, and Africa too!  We are only halfway through the study so there are so many more places to go.   Children rang in the Chinese New Year and scaled the Great Wall of China in their classrooms.  They stopped by Thailand to make some delicious rice pudding and made sombreros after their trip to South America. tippmix pro   Believe it or not, some classes even learned to make their very own Japanese sushi with veggies, rice, and seaweed wrap. tippmix újság   One of the best parts about this study is that children have the opportunity to bring part of their own heritage or family history into the classroom.  We have had so many countries represented and the children absolutely love learning from their classmates.

Our toddlers have loved learning about nursery rhymes.  They made their own bus with paint and bubble wrap after learning The Wheels on the Bus.  They oinked like pigs and painted pigs after singing Old McDonald Had a Farm. The toddlers especially loved singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider and then creating their own spider with play dough, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners to represent their legs.  All the songs are in Spanish of course!  If you’re interested in learning them in Spanish too, here is a great blog that has all of the lyrics and videos as well!

Our infants are excitedly preparing for Valentine’s day.  Their teachers have been providing lots of experiences for them to explore hearts, talk about love, and learn about the colors related to Valentine’s Day.  This week they had a fun Jell-O activity where they got to explore with all 5 senses!  Tasting and squishing the Jell-O were definitely their favorite parts of the activity.