Hello tulip fams and happy holidays!!!
It was a short week, but we managed to do a lot in these two days of school we had.
On Monday the weather was still pretty nasty so we stayed indoors the entire day. However, our kiddos still got to work out their little muscles once I brought in some big empty boxes and cut little doors for them to crawl in. They had a blast crawling into the holes and poking their heads out. Afterwards, we painted with small pieces of sponge using Orange paint. Our little tulips loved using the songs to paint on the paper. I also cut out small squares from a magazine and had them paste the squares onto a piece of paper to make a color collage.
On Tuesday, we began our morning inside because it was still too cold to go outside. Our little tulips enjoyed some free play in our play area instead. We also sang lots of fun songs like "The wheels on the bus," "Along comes Mr. Crocodile," and "The itsy bitsy spider" yoga version. For our activity for the day I cut out big purple and orange circles and placed them on the carpet. Then I asked them to find either a purple or orange circle and then jump up and down on it. This activity not only strengthened their knowledge of each color but also allowed them to practice using their leg muscles. I also played some music in the background for them to jump up and down to.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday!!!
It's been a great week here in the tulip class with lots of BLUE skies and RED noses from all the chilly weather we've been having.
On Monday we mixed red and blue paint and let our little tulips discover how mixing those two colors creates a totally new color; purple! Our little guys love working with paint, especially when using their hands, so they had a blast with this activity!
On Tuesday we got clear plastic water bottles and put water in them and then added blue and red food coloring. We made 3; one with blue, one with red and then one using red and blue together. Our little tulips got to watch as we slowly dropped the food coloring into each container and watched as the water began to slowly change color. Unfortunately, I wasn't present during this activity because I was at a Dr. appointment, but Mr. Nick described everything they did. Regrettably I don't have any photos from this activity either :( However, Mr. Nick said that they really enjoyed it and each kiddo took turns holding and shaking the bottles.
On Wednesday and Thursday we did they same activity. All of our little tulips sat in a circle and each was giving either a blue or red object. Then we placed a blue and red container in front of them and asked which color container matched their object. We said, "You have a red/blue object, which container matches your object." Then they placed their object into one of the containers. All of them did really great with this activity, which is why we decided to do it two days in a row.
Hello tulip fams!!!We've been having a great week here in the tulip class learning about the colors black and white.On Monday we made ink blot cards. I squirted some black paint onto a white piece of paper and then we had the kiddos fold the paper in half and then smash the paper together. Afterwards, they got to unfold the paper to reveal their unique ink blot.On Tuesday we did a large motor soil activity where our kiddos had to shake a magic 8 ball. Each of our tulips took turns shaking the ball and then turning it over to reveal what it said. This was a very simple activity, but our kiddos loved taking turns shaking the ball so much that we took it outside yo share with all of our other school friends.On Wednesday we did an activity where our little tulips had to separate black and white pieces of paper. After circle time we gave each of our kiddos a piece of black and white crumpled paper. Then we placed a white sheet and a black sheet of paper in front of them and asked them to put their black piece of paper onto the black sheet and the white on the white sheet. They all did very well with following our instructions.On Thursday we took turns wearing a skunk hat and practiced walking on all fours with our bottoms in the air like skunks. Today we made nature collages using contact paper and had each kiddo place leaves, pumpkin seeds or sand onto it. Then we covered it with more contact paper and let them look at their masterpiece.I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!Much love,
pictures well be posted later tonight :-)
Greetings, Tulip Families!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! We had a wonderful time learning about insects this week! Some of our favorite books from the week were “Bugs for Lunch” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” We sang “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “Fly Like a Butterfly,” and “I’m Bring Home a Baby Bumblebee,” among others. The children have been working on mastering the hand motions for the sun and the spider during “the Itsy Bitsy Spider!” It is so much fun to watch them physically engage with our circle time activities.
On Monday we made spiders using our handprints! The children had a great time rubbing their hands in the paint and making their prints on the paper. On Tuesday we looked at fossilized butterflies and other insects using magnifying glasses. The children really enjoyed putting the magnifying glass up to their eyes. We even got to see the primary class release a butterfly from a net!
Mr. Nick spent the day with us on Wednesday and the tulips had a great time with him! In the morning we had a lot of fun playing outside on the deck between rain spells. We also spent time working on our Montessori works. The children seem to really enjoy the challenge of these materials. For our sensory activity we rolled toilet paper rolls in green paint. As always, the children had a blast getting their hands in the paint and spreading it all around. We plan to make these into grasshoppers.
On Thursday we spent part of the morning inside having a dance party! The primary class came to visit us and check out our costumes. Then the infants joined us for songs and circle time. Next we had a lesson all about balloons! We talked about our colors, counted the balloons, and used them to dance around. After that we spent the rest of the morning outside and played with helium balloons. In the afternoon we went to our Green Sprout Halloween party and danced and had so much fun!
As usual, we spent our Friday morning outside dancing and playing. We brought out a big piece of brown paper and Mr. Mike drew trees on it. Then, the children glued big, brown, crunchy leaves onto the trees. As always, we enjoyed working with our friends to complete this community art project!
See you in the morning!
Jackie and Dom, Green Sprout Pre-Tot Guides