Thursday, October 29, 2020

Happy Halloween!

 Although Halloween looks very different this year, we still found a way to celebrate and have a good time! All the children were excited to see each other in their costumes. We also did a Halloween egg hunt outside and get to take the eggs home filled with some treats and goodies. The children also made spider snacks by spreading cream cheese on to a ritz cracker and then using pretzel sticks for legs and chocolate chips for eyes. It was a fun and exciting day!! Happy Halloween!! 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Pumpkin Patch

This week the children have decorated different sized pumpkins, leaves & spiders with open ended materials such as pipe cleaners, foam shapes & Halloween stickers, colored square tissues, glitter and glue. It's been exciting watching our Dramatic Play area transform into a Pumpkin Patch!! 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Puppet Show Stories!

This week, the children in the Sea Turtle class worked on puppets from our favorite stories The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes! The children read the stories a few times to get familiar with the words, then made their own popsicle stick puppets. We created a theater inside our Dramatic Play Area and took turns retelling our favorite stories. The children also pretended to make  snacks like popcorn and candy to eat as they watched their friends perform. This activity promotes language and literacy, as well as fine motor skills as they draw, cut, and glue their puppets together.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fun Run!

Today was our annual Fun Run! Although it looked a little different this year, the children were still able to participate and have fun. They were so excited to run and wear their new t-shirts. We did lots of running and even had a little dance party at the end which helped us practice our gross motor movement. Thank you so much to everyone who donated!!! We appreciate you! 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Art & Sensory Play

Watercolor and glitter ice have been a hit this week. During water play, the children asked questions, " How did the ice melt?" "How do you make ice?" "How does the ice freeze?" They shared their thoughts how the ice felt. "It's cold!" "Feels slippery." "Feels like rocks." 
During outside time, the children were offered watercolor paper  coffee filters and paper plates to paint on. Through exploration, the children mixed and blended different colors creating a variety of unique art work.