What a busy, wonderful first week we have had. We have been encouraging the children to practice their cutting skills with small strips of paper and envelopes, as well as strengthen their fine motor control by lacing necklaces/bracelets. We reviewed the books “The Kissing Hand” and “If You Take a Mouse to School”, incorporating these stories in our first of the year assessments – following detailed instructions, drawing a self portrait, tracing letters and counting out objects 1-10. We spent a large amount of our “rectangle” time talking about ourselves and families, graphing our similarities and differences before creating self portraits using paper plates. We are looking forward to continuing this unit as the children share more about themselves, their families and their likes and dislikes.