Friday, October 31, 2014
We placed alphabet cards and magnetic letters at the writing center today and encouraged the children to do some matching.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Our children love playing at the water table and love babies. We thought it would be fun to wash the babies at the water table. We placed clothespins out so the children could wash the babies clothes and hang them to dry. Manipulating clothespins is excellent for strengthening fine motor muscles.
Families, a gentle reminder that Scholastic book orders will be due Friday, November 7. If you are purchasing a book for your child as a holiday gift, please let us know and we can deliver it to you in a sealed envelope in order to keep it secret. Thanks!
Many, many thanks to Miss J. and her special guest her sister-in-law Mrs. Jamrog for a fun music class today. Mrs. Jamrog played the piano and her ukulele for a fun sing along!
Adding shaving cream to foam blocks is a great sensory experience that encourages children to explore. Children notice that the cream can be used as a mortar to hold the blocks together in interesting ways.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Families we have been spending much time this week focusing on identifying upper and lower case letters and their corresponding sounds.
If you would like to watch these together with your child to help support this learning here are the sites.
Observing the changes happening outdoors is something that has been a great interest to the children. We have also been working on building inquiry-specific vocabulary. In an effort to embed some meaningful technology into our circle time, we encouraged the children to participate in a shared writing activity where we used a website called "Wordle" to create a collection of autumn words.
The children suggested various autumn words and then we generated the wordle together using the website. The more times the word was suggested the bigger it appeared in the wordle.
Many children expressed an interest in creating additional wordles. Here is the website for those of you who would like to try this activity at home. http://www.wordle.net/ If your child creates a wordle, please send it in so we can share and celebrate their writing!
Monday, October 27, 2014
Have border that you no longer need or use? Tape it to a table top, add game pieces and dice and encourage your children to have some counting fun!
Rolling a die...
...and moving players along the game.
Whoever gets to the end first wins!
We added some black food colouring, sparkles, and creepy crawlies to our Playdough center today for some spooky fun!