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When I Ease l Paint, I Learn... 

  • To develop my imagination and creativity
  • To develop eye-hand coordination
  • To distinguish and purposely create shapes
  • To express my feelings and ideas
  • That my ideas have value
  • Relationships of space and size
  • Concepts of symmetry, balance and design

When I Finger Paint, I Learn...

  • To exercise my imagination and creativity.
  • About how colours mix to make new colours.
  • Concepts of shape, size and location
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • An acceptable way to make a mess, and  
  • have fun sharing with others who are near

When I Paste, Glue and Make a Collage, I Learn...

  • To exercise my imagination and creativity
  • The concepts of shape, size and location
  • About different textures
  • How to create patterns and designs
  • To distinguish patterns from background

When I Work With Pegboards, I Learn...

  • One to one correspondence (one peg for one hole), a math skill
  • To make and repeat patterns, a math skill
  • Possible left to right progression, a reading skill
  • Concepts of addition, as I add one peg at a time
  • Colours, symmetry, shape, order and design
  • Eye-hand coordination

When I Participate in Circle Time, I Learn...

  • To sit still and understand spoken words
  • That my ideas have value to other children and my teacher
  • To wait for my turn when others are talking
  • New vocabulary words
  • To name others in the group.
  • To remember words of songs and poems and to put things in proper order
  • To cooperate and be considerate to others
  • To help plan what we will do and when we will need to do it.

When I Look at Objects at a Nature Table, I Learn...

  • New vocabulary
  • Concepts of texture, colour, weight and size
  • To group objects into categories
  • To observe likenesses and differences
  • To appreciate nature and develop a sense of wonder

When I String Beads, I Learn...

  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Concepts of colour, shape and location
  • Number concepts like more, less, longer and shorter
  • To create and reproduce patterns
  • To take pride in accomplishment

When I Cut With Scissors, I Learn...

  • To control the small muscles in my hand
  • Concepts of shape, size, colour, and location
  • To exercise my imagination and creativity

When I Work With Letter Games, I Learn... 

  • To recognise and name upper and lower case letters
  • To associate letters with sounds they represent
  • That letters are part of words I say, and that
  • Letters make up all those magical words that people read to me from a book
  • To recognise my name and some other words, all on my own (without stress and without fear of failure) only if I want to and am ready.

When I go to School, I Learn...

  • That the teacher helps me, and is nice.
  • That all children are friends.
  • That we have to help each other.
  • That books will open up a whole new world.
  • That I like learning and going to school - a feeling worth having throughout life.

And I Learn...

  • That I am me
  • That I am wonderfully made
  • That a small child who is valued, cherished and loved counts in the world
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~ Larry Wilde "