Thursday, April 1, 2021

Clay Sculpture Gallery

We have been working with clay for the past month! The children are learning to manipulate the clay using hands and fingers, which helps strengthen their fine motor development. Clay also allows them to work on a particular idea for many days at a time starting with touching, sculpting, letting it dry, then painting and naming their final piece! 

Enjoy some of the children's finished Clay Creations!

"O Cereal" By Liana

"Rainbow" By Kaidha

"Big Rock and Smoosh Rock" by Elias

"Snowman Happy Face Pancake Train" By Hudson

"Bowser's Head. He takes off his head and throws it!" By Jelani

Friday, March 26, 2021

Let’s Tell A Story

This week we read “Another” by Christian Robinson. This is a wordless picture book about a little girl who enters another world and finds that, in this world the children all have someone that looks just like them. Since there are no words, we had the children take turns narrating each page. We wrote down everything they said and then read it back to them. This activity supports an interest in literacy and story telling. 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Little Artists

 This week the children have been very interested in creating art, especially with different types of paint. Some children have been experimenting with oil crayons and watercolor. Other children have been painting rainbows with glitter paint. During outside time, the children tried out chalk paint and loved watching it drip down the wall! This supports their visual art development and their fine motor skills. We love seeing all their creativity being expressed through their artwork! 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Baby Nursery

The Sea Otter class have really enjoyed turning the Dramatic Play area into a Nursery. The children have drawn pictures of their babies & talked about what kinds of food they like to eat. Isa said, "Moana likes apples and bananas." They have also taken the responsibility of giving their babies a bath. 
Dramatic play encourages the children  to role play everyday life situations & provides opportunities to practice overall good care  & hygiene of our bodies.
Aside from all the caring, and role playing fun, baby baths are a really fun sensory activity & the children love it! 

Friday, February 5, 2021

Spirit Week

The children definitely showed their school spirit this week & were so kind in complimenting each other on their clothes and outfits. Not only were they in such good spirits, they were busy making their grandparents gifts, designing clothes for their babies and started the process of making a gas station in the bike area. 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Hello Neighbor!

The children in the Sea Turtle class have been turning our classroom into a city. This week, the children created their own neighborhood, each with their own house made of cardboard! They added details to their houses like kitchens, bathrooms, garages, roofs, and doors. The children also gave their houses an address and mailbox, so they could send each other mail and letters. This activity supports writing development, sense of place, and community building! 

The neighborhood on Purple Street.
The streets are marked with purple masking tape which leads to each house. 

Hudson shows us how to use his oven and stove.

Hudson's bathroom with a toilet, sink, and piping! 

Kaidha adds an address in front of her house: "35 Purple Street" 

Hudson's address: "1213 Purple Street" 

Kaidha looks through the mail she received in her mailbox

Elias creates a number plate for his house: 100 Purple Street 

Elias writes and receives letters from his neighbors

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Welcome Back!

 Welcome back to preschool! This week the children have been getting reacquainted with their classroom, materials and most importantly their friends. The children have been busy with Legos, magna-tiles and drawing. They have been riding bikes and pretending to do a countdown for New Years while throwing leaves in the air as confetti!