The month of April Green Sprout classes will be focusing on the topic of the Environment Awareness. Each week a class will be choosing a topic and planning several different activities for all the classes to participate in during our group outside time in the morning. The Sunflowers chose community as their topic for this week.
Monday: Today during small groups, every group discussed the ways we can help our community/environment. The kiddos came up with some great ideas! They suggested we help our younger friends line up and take off their shoes before lunch, clean up trash on our playground, and help our friends when they are sad. Today we all helped our Pre-tot and Toddler friends to the gate, up the ramp and helped them take off their shoes. The Sunflowers are all such great helpers!
Tuesday: Today we continued helping our younger friends before lunch but we also spent time cleaning the backyard. The Sunflowers used teamwork to find pieces of trash or broken toys to throw away to help make our school sparkle! This afternoon after nap we started on a community quilt we will be hanging in our Welcome Center. Each class has made different pieces; we are all really excited to see the finished product.
Wednesday: Dom was out today and Miss Liz stepped in and subbed for her. This morning during small group time group 1 (Dom’s) group made noodle art for the letter Nn. Miss Lizzie’s group painted jellyfish for the letter Jj and Kinder Blossom brainstormed words that begin with Jj and found objects to put in the Jj box. This afternoon during Spanish Miss Daphne brought a mirror so we all could watch our mouths as we made the different sounds for the vowels. The kiddos absolutely loved seeing the shape their mouth’s made with every letter.
Thursday: During our Montessori work time Ben, Miya, Dax, Addie and Dom worked on a puzzle of Australia; they used a map of Australia to identify the countries and where they are located on the puzzle. During small groups Dom’s group painted to night sky while Miss Lizzie’s group made igloos. Kinder Blossom played a math game using money to complete addition and subtraction problems. Paislie brought back the Secret Sack and there was a stethoscope inside!! We each took turns listening to our hearts. What a great item for the Secret Sack! This afternoon we finished up our part of our community quilt and enjoyed Spanish with Miss Daphne.
Friday: We started off this fabulous Friday with a dance party outside. This afternoon we enjoyed a cooking project with Chef Mike. We made apple pies using green apple slices, granola, and pita bread. The Sunflowers really enjoyed this cooking project and gobbled up every bite.