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Centers

Here’s what we’ve been up to in centers this week… Working on our trash to treasure projects Making 3D shapes with magnetic rods Building with blocks and Legos


Habitats

We completed our study of animal needs and fact writing with an engineering challenge. Working in teams, students had to build a habitat for their animal.


Field Trip

We had so much fun on our trip to the Children’s Museum!


Valentine’s Day/Play Day

What a fun day doing Valentine activities and playing with our fifth grade buddies! We also had a Valentine’s Flower Shop in our Housekeeping Center this week, so we got to practice buying and selling flowers!  


Snowy Scenes

We enjoyed painting snowy scenes with our fingers at the Art Center. We added glitter… Then we added ourselves!    


Color Mixing

At the Art Center this week, we experimented with mixing colors. We used red, yellow, and blue food coloring. We transferred drops of colored water from one bowl to another to see what would happen. It was also a fun way to get some fine motor practice in while squeezing the pipettes! Everyone is excited to try mixing all of the colors together next time. What will it make?


Halloween Activities

We used number cards to count and add eyes to monsters. We made torn paper mosaics to display in our hallway. We played Tic-Tac-Toe with Halloween counters . We made words with candy corn letters and matched letters on a cauldron. We used Halloween stickers to inspire our writing. What a fun month!  


Pumpkin Painting

We mixed red and yellow paint to make orange pumpkins! We had fun making our hands orange too!


Exploring Centers

We have been learning how to do centers in our classroom every afternoon. In small groups, children go to one center each day and rotate throughout the week. In their center, the children may have a project to complete or they may be able to choose what to do. In the math center, we have been exploring different materials. In the blocks center, we are working on sharing Legos and big blocks. At housekeeping (our dramatic play center), we are playing in our pretend kitchen and dollhouse or using puppets. At the art center, we have been exploring different materials

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Trash to Treasure

We have had a lot of fun creating things out of recyclable materials! Birdhouses, hotels, boats, pools, and robots were just some of the creations!