What a fun week with the Tulip class. Monday was a fun day. We used our fine motor skills and created sun catchers using coffee filters, food coloring and eye droppers. We also got expressive with lovely chalk drawings where Finn felt particularly expressive with this medium. It reminded me of the project we did earlier in the year with the moon and cheerios as craters project.
Tuesday we got to get a much needed yoga session in because all of our energetic tots. We also got to hear about Luke's family trip to Galveston! It was his first beach trip and the pictures he shared showed us he was fearless and all smiles on his adventure to the ocean. Luke also brought in the book "Red Truck" to share during circle time. I encourage you all to bring an item from home as a sort of show and tell (I'll include more details in the email). It really makes the child feel proud to have all eyes on them as we share a belonging of theirs with their friends.
Wednesday we had a lot of imaginary play outside. We created music using pots, pans and sticks as drum sticks! We also got to use our motor skills with the ever-so-popular parachute. Our kiddos enjoy going underneath it rather than holding onto a handle if the bigger kids already have a handle. They also like to put some balls on the parachute to see them go up and down! Before lunch time we had a community car wash. This helps the kiddos learn how important it is to take care of our community toys while still having a fun, sensory-filled time!
Thursday we welcomed Stella for a play-date and Hank was very interested in our new visitor and welcomed her with hugs and Hank smiles. During Spanish Luke impressed the class with his spanish abilities and the names of farm animals and counting to 10. After snack we were excited to have a real treat to celebrate Finn's birthday. Some delicious vegan coconut sorbet and followed that up with bubbles balloons and a light dance party.
Friday we had our dance party! We had an extra special send off to some of our friends who are going separate ways. Friday was full of love!
Jackie & Charlie
Happy Monday Families!
Wow! It's been a few weeks since we've updated the blog, so there's a bunch to catch up on. I'll stay focused on what we did this previous week but the photos at the bottom are going to be from the entire month.
During our Circle Time we have been focusing a lot on emotions and feelings. We have been reading various books on the topic such as "Baby Happy, Baby Sad" (thanks, Rye!) and a book about a bear where you match facial expressions to the bear's description (thanks, Lyla!). All very fun and relevant. I also used examples during the day when a friend was crying or was upset I would use that as an opportunity to ask another friend how they thought that child was feeling.
We sang a few different songs this week. "If You're Happy and You Know It" and the "I Love You" ("I love you, you love me that's how simple life should be")
We did a lot of fun art activities this past week. We used chalk, paint, crayons, markers and stickers. Perfect for working those fine motor skills. We also did an activity using balloons with different emotions on them. I drew sad, angry, happy faces and whatever emotion they were experiencing at the time they got to hold that balloon. They were all so happy just to see the balloons so there were a lot of smiley faces. We had fun making silly faces out of playdoh and incorporating googly eyes.
These next few weeks as we finish out the summer I wanted to take this time to not just focus on one topic in particular but use it as sort of a "grab bag" if you will. I have been doing a lot of pinteresting and seeing activities (a lot of sensory) that I think the kiddos would absolutely love. And then we will start off our new school year with the regular curriculum.
Jackie and Dom, Green Sprout Pre-Tot Guides