Ms Mashaya's Classroom 2
Time really flies by when you are having fun! This month we focused on our math skills. One of the many activities we did this month included counting books. While doing this activity, teachers would invite the children to listen as a story was read, then the teachers would encourage children to point out the details of the pictures or illustrations to help interpret the story. As we explored the story, children were invited to count along and point to objects as we counted them.
Mathematics makes our life orderly and prevents chaos. Certain qualities that are nurtured by mathematics are power of reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving ability, and even effective communication skills.
In March we will be focusing on our creative skills. Creative expression is an essential element of building knowledge. Infants, toddlers, and twos begin to explore and interact with materials, providing opportunities to develop and express individual ideas, feelings, and interests. Creative art activities promote the development of self-esteem, individuality, and imagination. They can also reflect on the child’s culture and family experiences. While experimenting with sounds, movement, dramatic play, and their senses, children communicate in ways uniquely their own and reveal their own learning style. Each marking on a paper, pretend scenario, or invented song provides us with a glimpse into a child’s interest and abilities. We will be providing appropriate materials that encourage movement, dramatic play, sensory awareness, self-expression, and exploration.
Ms. Shaya and Ms. Kortney