We had a great week in the Tulip classroom! This week we talked about families. In circle time we sang "I love you, You love me..." and we learned the signs for "mama" and "daddy." To do these signs you spread out your fingers and tap your thumb on your chin for "mama" and on your forehead for "daddy." Ronav really caught on to these signs and he enjoyed showing us his skills. He has also been a great friend to his classmates--when one of them is sad he goes up to them and chats with them.
Finn has been very interested in stacking blocks--he makes tall towers and laughs as he knocks them back down. Because we spent so much time inside this week, we have been singing all the songs we can think of over and over again. Malik enjoys singing along or just striking up a tune on his own. Avey had a blast this week playing the xylophone. He has also been giving out lots of hugs!
In addition to dancing whenever he hears a song, Miles has been enthusiastic about helping us clean up after nap. He picks up many of his friend's napmats and throws them over the blue divider. Naomi has also been excited about helping clean up nap mats and she loves to laugh with her friend Finn. Livio has been talking up a storm. He will repeat almost anything that we say and he knows almost all of his friend's names.
Julia enjoys having stories read to her. She often picks a book, sits down in one of our laps, and listens as we read to her. Luke always has a smile for his teachers and his friends. He loves playing peek-a-boo through the Plexiglas in the classroom divider!
This week we also shared pictures of our families. The children loved looking at all the mommies and daddies--they even gave kisses to the pictures of their own and their friend's mommies and daddies!
We did a lot of activities this week. On Monday we made "family trees" using crumpled up tissue paper as leaves. The children said "pat pat pat" as they patted the tissue paper onto the glue we had put on the paper. On Tuesday we worked on our signs for "mama" and "daddy." On Wednesday we decided to rake up a pile of leaves and have some good, old-fashioned, autumn fun! The children had a blast throwing the leaves in the air and watching them fall back to the ground. On Thursday we made stars of David by gluing together triangular pieces of paper. We then outlined the star with a line of glue and the children shook glitter onto it. On Friday we made elf hats using construction paper and cotton balls. Hopefully we can get some pictures of them in their hats next week :) We also made dreidels using strawberries and pretzel sticks which stuck into the top of the strawberries. They made a fun and delicious snack.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Stay safe and warm!
12/11/2013 06:13:38 am
Hey folks, just wanted to say that I have been checking this site regularly, every week or so, and very much appreciate the teachers' regular documentation of what the kids are learning. Several times, I have realized Malik was using "real words" that referred to lessons in class, that I learned about through this blog. Thanks for doing this! And PS a suggestion, that if you are looking for particular feedback on a post, maybe throw a question or prompt in at the end. Thanks again, Michael
12/11/2013 09:42:17 am
I love the pictures from the classroom. Ben tells me ALL about his day (and who was absent, what people ate for lunch, who sat by each other, what happened in yoga, what he played outside, etc.) It's nice to get a glimpse into what Naomi does each day!
12/11/2013 10:07:05 am
My favorite thing from last week was all of a sudden Luke threw his hands in the air and said "YOGA!" Ha. He thought it was so funny that he almost fell over, but then proceeded to do downward dog! He also took Eddie into the bath... (our lovie), so I told him that we needed to get Eddie's brother for night time (we have 3 Eddie's) and he immediately said brother and smiled :) Yay for family lessons!
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