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!
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Jackie and Dom, Green Sprout Pre-Tot Guides