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!
We have been exploring weather in our Housekeeping Center. Last week, we used weather puppets. This week, we used a pretend camera and microphone to do our own weather report. At the Math Center, we tried leveling the pan balance using Play-Doh and classroom objects. Students worked together to put small amounts of Play-Doh in one side to equal the weight of the object on the other side of the pan balance. At the Building Center, some students had the idea to draw a plan before building a marble run structure. We are always thinking of new ways to explore
We worked together to write 100 CVC words as a class. Students shared their awesome collections of 100! Keep an eye out for our 100 things class book that will come home soon!
We loved reading The Mitten by Jan Brett and have been doing a lot of mitten activities! We made our own mittens and chose an animal to put inside them. We put bears and dinosaurs into gloves and counted how many we could fit inside – this took teamwork! Can you believe that over 100 bears could fit into one glove?
We made winter trees in the art center this week. We started with a triangle, then cut it into strips. Then we had to arrange the pieces from smallest to biggest on a tree trunk. Finally, we added snow. Come see our trees in the hallway!
A lot of what we do doubles as fine motor practice! One of our recent morning activities was picking up pom poms with a clothespin and sorting them by color. Another favorite morning activity is putting stickers on paper – peeling the stickers is good work to strengthen little fingers! We have lots of different kinds of beads to lace. Our projects in the art center require a lot of careful work with our fingers! Check out our fall leaves with patterned borders!