Last week the children worked very hard creating their 'Bean Names'. The teachers helped the children by first printing their names, then by putting the glue on the lines (from left to right and from top to bottom, just as we would print our names). The children were to place their beans on the lines of glue. This activity took some children one day to complete, while others worked on it over two or three days.
This activity is designed for children to become more familiar with their names – what they look like, the letters in their names, and how to form these letters. This task required fine motor skills and allowed the teachers to observe each child’s fine motor development.
This board will soon become our ‘Community of Learners’ as we complete self-portraits each month over the course of the year! We will begin working on our self-portraits next week.