Thursday, August 17, 2017

Our Outdoor Classroom

We like to think of our outdoor area as an extension of the classroom. On this first week of school, many of the children have been excited to use this space to play, explore, and work on new skills! Riding the bicycles is not only fun, but strengthen's the children's gross motor skills as they push the medals to move. Digging in the sandbox encourages chhildren to share space and materials with one another, while they hypothesize with friends on what to build. The sensory table filled with rice sparks conversations about volume, measurement, and is a relaxing activity for both chiildren and teachers.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Markers, stamps and paper!

The children were busy utilizing the various materials in the writing area. Each child selected their preferred writing tool , such as markers, pencils, dry erase markers and letter stamps to express their ideas. Throughout the year they will have continued opportunities to strengthen their fine motor and literacy skills!

Monday, August 14, 2017

First Day of School

This morning the children started off their first day of school by singing songs and learning the classroom schedule! One of the songs they learned today was called "Slippery Fish". They had so much fun acting out different ocean animals and singing along with their friends!