Our Wonder Wall

Over the last few months of the year, the KinderPals will be talking and writing about things they wonder about. Sometimes we will wonder about the same things as a class, and other times we will be wondering about whatever each of us is thinking about. In your discussions at home, if you could start talking about wondering and questioning with words like who, what, where, when, why, how and if, that will help propel our wonderings at school to go much deeper.

I wonder when it will be spring?

I wonder what Nolan is doing?

I wonder what Avin is doing?

I wonder why the sun is not coming back?

 

I wonder if I could go to Candyland?

I wonder why the sun is out?

I wonder why I am watching the news with my dad?

I wonder why Batman is so cool?

I wonder if I could go to Candyland?

I wonder why the sun shines?

I wonder why chocolate is so yummy?

I wonder why it is raining?

I wonder how you can see the sun?

I wonder how we can see the moon from outer space?

I wonder why it is raining today?

I wonder if my grandma is coming over?

I wonder why dabbing is so cool?

I wonder if Corrina is my best friend?

I wonder why it is raining today?

I wonder why the sun is not shining?

How Does Baby Truett Learn?

Baby Truett and his mommy came to visit again today. He is growing and learning! Mr. Robertson showed him a new toy, then he hid it. Baby Truett did not look for the toy when it was hidden under the blanket. He does not yet know about object permanence, but we have learned that.



Baby Truett flaps his hands and kicks his legs when he is excited. He pulls his ear and rubs his eyes when he is tired. This is called body language and it is one way to communicate.

We sang some nursery rhymes for Baby Truett. He was flapping his arms which means he was excited! When his mom tickles him and holds his toes, he is learning that his mommy loves him.


Baby Truett has four teeth. He chews on everything! 


We sang the song Eensy Weensy Spider for Baby Truett. It is even tricky for some of us to do the actions! Someday Baby Truett will learn how to sing and do the actions, too. By practicing something new, we learn.

Baby Truett Liked playing with two toys at once. He was able to grasp each toy in one hand and bang them together.

Baby Truett is learning to eat new foods, too. He likes blueberries, grapes, avocado, and cooked carrots. His foods need to be soft. His mommy fed him some blueberries today. He had a funny look on his face when he first tasted the blueberries. We think he was trying to figure out if he liked the taste and texture. 

Being Safe

Over the past few weeks we have been learning about how to keep a baby safe. We learned that you can:

-put a fence around the fireplace

-block baby brothers or sisters from falling off the sidewalk

-keep babies from crawling towards electrical cords

-block babies from crawling towards a campfire

-put up a baby gate in front of the stairs so babies don’t fall down

Our parents do a lot to keep us safe. Here are some examples:

-mommy keeps me on the inside of the sidewalk, away from traffic

-parents protect us from doing things that are too dangerous like doing back flips on the trampoline

-mom holds my hand when we are walking

Here are some safety rules we talked about:

-hold a grown-up’s hand when you cross the street

-don’t run in the house

-don’t play at the top of the stairs

There are some safety signs that help keep us safe, too.

This sign warns us of fire.


This sign means there is the possibility of explosions. We need to be very careful if we see this sign. We might see this sign at the gas station or on a propane tank connected to a barbeque.


This sign means poison. Poison could really hurt us if we touch it or drink it. You might see this sign on cleaning supplies like bleach and ammonia.

This symbol means the liquid inside the bottle is corrosive. A corrosive substance is one that will destroy and damage other substances with which it comes into contact. 


We talked about the milestones that Baby Truett has reached and also milestones that we have reached. We have learned so many things in Kindergarten! There are thousands of things we can do that Baby Truett can’t do yet.

Communication

When animals or people send messages to each other, that is communication. Waving is a way of saying hello or good-bye.


This shows that you are tired without saying the words:


This shows someone who is sad:


And this shows someone who is  happy:


We can comminicate by talking, writing and hand gestures. Face Time and texting are relatively new ways of communicating.

Babies communicate by crying and using hand gestures. They communicate that they are happy by smiling and cooing. If a baby is gesturing to his mouth, we can help by getting the baby some food.

Many of us have family members all over the world. Mail, email, FaceTime and phoning is important to us so we can stay in contact with them.

Mr. Robertson read a story called Dear Juno. The little boy and his grandmother love each other, but don’t speak the same language. They learn to communicate without reading or writing. They used pictures and objects to communicate.


Nursery rhymes are another way of communicating. Babies can learn words by listening to nursery rhymes.

We said Humpty Dumpty


This Little Piggy Went to Market


and Patty Cake Patty Cake Baker’s Man

Baby Truett Visits Again!

Oops! I must have forgotten to press “Publish” on this post from last week. I’ll chalk it up to being out of routine with all that snow we had.  

Baby Truett has tried real foods! He has tried butternut squash, yams, avocado, toast, and he sucks on red pepper. Baby Truett is working in his pincher grip to pick things up. He can grab things with his whole hand, but he can’t yet pinch things with his fingers. He is not yet crawling.


Baby Truett’s mommy and family get really excited when he reaches a new milestone. He is almost ready to crawl and it will be really exviting when he can do that.

Baby Truett is starting to learn sign language. Here is the sign for more:


Here is the sign for food:


There are many ways to stay safe. We can wear a life jacket when we are in a boat. Keep babies away from fireplaces so they do not get burned. Do not walk away from a baby when they are on the change table. Use plastic plug protectors so babies do not put their fingers in electric sockets. If you had a pool in your yard, you would put a fence with a gate around it, but it is best to have a grown-up near you if you are by the pool.

When Baby Truett learned to roll, his mommy made sure there were no blankets around to get him tangled in. Babies should neve be left alone, even when they aren’t crawling yet.


Baby Truett was playing with making sounds. He made funny noises. That is the beginning of learning to talk!

Mr. Robertson let Truett play with some new toys. The balls had spinners inside them. He liked playing with the new balls! He got frustrated when the balls rolled away from him and he couldn’t reach them.




What will make Truett want to walk? We think he will want to play with his older brothers. Motivation to learn something new encourages us, too.