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Nihao School March Activity Highlight


Clowning Around 2023

Children get silly together as they pretend to be clowns and other silly characters/people.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Creative Arts: moves to act on environment with intent and control; vocalizes to get attention. Observes and imitates, sounds, gestures, and behaviors of others.

  • Self-Emotional Development: shows interest in mirror image; consistently responds to name; uses pronouns "me" and "mine"

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Creating Clovers

Children create four-leaf clovers in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Creative Arts: shows curiosity, exploring a wide variety of art media through sensory experiences; uses a variety of materials in exploring and creating age-appropriate artwork

  • Social Studies: participates in holiday, cultural, and birthday celebrations for friends, family, or community

  • Math: listens and responds to an adult counting; shows interest in and awareness of numbers and counting during daily routines and activities; understands differences in quantity: more, all gone, less; grows in rote counting; begins to understand concept of "one" and "two"; identifies more/less in sets.

  • Approaches to Learning: becomes increasingly aware of colors, shapes, patterns, or pictures

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Silly Rhymes & An Echo Song: Infant

Children enjoy listening to rhymes and songs from select themes.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Creative Arts: responds to and shows interest in musical sounds by turning head or moving body; explores vocal sounds through imitation; responds to and explores musical rhythms through movement

  • Self-Emotional Development: shows pleasure at things they have done

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Soaring Kite

Children complete the kite project by removing the tissue paper pieces and adding a kite tail.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Creative Arts: responds to or shows interest in visual stimuli (bright colors, toys, mobiles, stuffed animals, etc.); hows interest in own works of art and the works of others with prompting

  • Science: explores objects and world through all five senses (touches and brings objects to mouth, focuses attention on people or objects); uses senses to explore and manipulate objects to observe how things work; observes the effects of their actions on others.

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Silly Sally

Children imitate silly movements from a book.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Language/Literacy: listens and responds with interest to sounds and verbal communication of others; watches and responds to body language, gestures, and other forms of nonverbal communication

  • Expressive Language: uses consistent sounds, gestures, signs, or words for a variety of purposes to express needs and wants which are understood by familiar adults; learns and uses new words each day to label people and objects, sing songs, make requests

  • Physical Development and Health: engages with caregivers in play that helps develop arm, leg, and core strength (tummy time, reaching, grasping, pushing)

  • Self-Emotional Development: shows pleasure at things they have done; shows others things they have done; shows confidence in increasing abilities through actions and language; attempts to accomplish activities independently; begins to help clean up work/play space with guidance

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Hedgehogs

Children listen to a cute story about hedgehogs, talk about friendship, and the funny ways the hedgehogs try to hug.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Language/Literacy: listens and responds with interest to sounds and verbal communication of others; begins to understand gestures, words, questions, or routines; progresses in understanding and responding to verbal and nonverbal cues

  • Science: uses senses to explore; shares what is seen, heard, and touched; makes simple predictions based on previous experiences; observes the effects of their actions on others.

  • Math: explores moving body in space and observes other people and objects as they move; begins to understand and respond to positional words in directions

  • Self-Emotional Development: responds to and shows awareness of other children; shows interest in and responds to other children; side-by-side play progressing to interactive play using same materials; begins to show preference for some children over others; uses imitation or pretend play to learn new roles and relationships

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I Like The Rain

Children listen to a book that explores spring and weather.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Language/Literacy: listens and responds with interest to sounds and verbal communication of others; watches and responds to body language, gestures, and other forms of nonverbal communication

  • Math: listens and responds to an adult counting

  • Social-Emotional Development: shows emotional connection and attachment to familiar adults

  • Approaches To Learning: uses senses to explore immediate environment

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