Letters and Numbers
Every day we work with letters and numbers in these ways:
This month we are working with the books Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom (about letters) and Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 (about numbers of course). One day each child received a lowercase letter card. As I read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom again, the children placed their letter on our “coconut tree” on the wall when they heard their letter mentioned in the story. Later in the story when the “Mama and Papa” letters comforted the little letters, the boys matched their lowercase letter with the corresponding capital letter listed on the wall. We also have been enjoying many nursery rhymes about numbers.
Bible Story on Fridays
For the next few weeks we will be focusing on the theme of “Jesus Friends”. We heard the story of Mary and Joseph bringing baby Jesus to the temple. At the temple Simeon and Anna welcomed and held baby Jesus. Another Friday we heard the story of a grown Jesus who welcomed and held the little children.
After hearing each Bible story, I invite the children to share what they think is the most important part of the story. Today I said, “I wonder what is the most important part of this story.” One boy piped up, “That kids are important to Jesus.”
We will be hearing stories about Jesus’ fishing friends, Martha and Mary and Zaccheaus. We will discuss how Jesus is our friend and how we can be a friend to others.