Ms. Linda and Ms. Heather ~ Three Plus ~ M/W/F
October 13, 2017
Fall is here! We are really enjoying our new friends, the classroom and the great outdoors! We have been learning that kindness always wins and we use our kind words and helping hands among our friends to develop friendships!
|Customers and cooks at the Pizza Parlor!|
As we continue name recognition, each student is responsible for finding his or her own name card upon arrival. Our “name song” is still on the charts as we sing it often in order to help them remember the names of other friends in the classroom.
|Our Name Song!|
Books are a blast! Especially ones that reinforce counting and repetitive phrases. They have enjoyed “Going on a Leaf Hunt” by Steve Metzger and “Acorns Everywhere” by Kevin Sherry. The fingerplay, “Five Little Acorns” was also a hit!
Practicing those mathematics already! Last week, the students were able to sort, count, and graph goldfish crackers. This week, they tasted red and green apples and we graphed our favorites. Green won!!
|Sorting, counting, graphing, and EATING goldfish!|
We were able to take our first hike! They found acorns, leaves and some pretty enormous black walnuts on the ground! We stopped at a fallen log so everyone could take a turn walking across. The nature we experience outside is always reinforced inside as well. The sensory table represented our pond outside as it was filled with water, pretend frogs, fish and lily pads. Our science table was filled with leaves, seeds, flowers, bark, you name it!
|Our First Hike!|
|Walking on the log!|
|Bringing the nature inside!|
|The indoor pond!|
Incorporating art with nature has been a fun experience lately! Many of us have made “fish prints” or leaf prints using paint! Also, the orange, pumpkin-spiced play dough has been available every day. We rolled some of it into ball-shapes and sang “Five Little Pumpkins” so they can “roll out of sight!”