We continued our week of owl studies. The children are learning the routines and rules of the school day well. I am so proud of how well this group has begun to work together. We enjoyed working along side our new friends and sharing toys.
During our table time today we created some pretty impressive mixed media art work. We used green chalk to draw some grass and then added colorful yellow and blue flowers with paint. Bravo!
We also worked on a color matching activity while Ms. Sylvia, our classroom aide, was with us. We talked about our colors and identified the colors we were wearing. Then we were each given a paper with many different colored dots. Our job was to cover the dots with a sticker that matched. Peeling stickers is a fine motor workout for little fingers. Some had to concentrate really hard in order to peel the stickers off the sheet and transfer them to a sheet of paper without flipping the sticker or folding it in half. Extra stickers went home with their papers so feel free to work on it at home for some fun. This simple activity worked our pincer grasp, hand eye coordination, color matching, and transfer from one place to another. Simple but loaded with learning fun!
There was a surprise waiting for us on the playground...Bubbles! This was very exciting and helped us enjoy our time out in the fresh air.
Thank you for all of your support and words of encouragement during these first two weeks. We are off to a great start and have so much to learn together! Next week we will be learning about frogs. See you then!
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.