The Awesome Owls enjoyed exploring the Arctic today and all the animals that live there. We began our day with several winter fine motor stations where the boys spoon fed a snowman, scooped "snowballs" into muffin trays, worked with magnets to count snowy objects and positioned glass gems along chalk outlines.
During circle time I introduced the boys to many of the animals that live in the Arctic. We discussed what the weather is like and what kinds of adaptations the animals that live there have had to make in order to survive the harsh conditions. I had a basket full of several examples of Arctic wildlife that were featured in today's book. We were very excited to see the animals we had just learned about appear in the pages of the story.
The boys just had to get there little hands on the animals and explore further so we brought them over to the large table and used them to make tracks in our white playdough, aka, snow.
Our day finished up with two more activities aimed at working on our letters and pre-writing skills.
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.