Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Chinese Zodiac Wheel

Hudson’s mom, Ruth, came to visit us today! She read a book at Group Time about the Chinese Zodiac signs for Lunar New Year. The story is about the animals participating in a race. There’s only room for 12 winners. Mouse/rat is the winner, the first of the zodiac signs. Poor cat is last and the 13th, so cat doesn’t get to be a zodiac sign and that’s why cat chases mouse, because mouse tricked cat and won. Then the children made zodiac wheels to take home. The children also learned about what year they were born in and what animal it was. Thank you Ruth for a fun activity and story time!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday Fun

The children were engaged in so many activities inside and outside the classroom. At the art table the children used water, colored square shaped tissues and watched the dye transfer onto their paper. In the science area, they noticed we added new books, started drawing pictures of volcanoes and shared stories about them. Outside, Teacher Linette brought out a cantaloupe and with the help of Emily and Irene sliced the fruit and fed the worms in our worm farm.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rainy Days at School

Although the children can’t go outside on rainy days, they always look forward to having some extra time in the gym! Today the children had lots of fun playing basketball, soccer, drawing, building with legos and completing puzzles.