Friday, December 16, 2016

Mrs. Kort and Mrs. Charity Knoch Knolls MWF 3+ December 15

Wow! We have been very busy over the last two weeks. The children have been learning so much all while they are exploring nature and having fun with their classmates. 
We have filled the bird feeders with food and get to watch all the different types of birds that are here at Knoch Knolls.
There is also a mouse and a squirrel that have been partaking in some food.

In Language Arts, we focused on the letters 'S', 'W', and 'D'. To reinforce the letter 'S' we talked about snow and read  The Biggest Snowman. To reinforce the letter'W', we turned a 'W' into a watermelon and read the story Waiting for Winter. To reinforce the letter  'D', we dot painted the letter 'D' and each child's name.. Throughout the month we continued to work on having each child write their name. As the muscles in their hands get stronger it will get easier and easier for them.

Letter W is a Watermelon!
Numbers, numbers numbers, everywhere you looked this month in Math you saw different number activities.  The children played the game, Feed the Hungry Snowman by rolling the die and counting the corresponding number of snowballs to feel the snowman. The children used tweezers to pick up the snow (cotton balls). They thought it was just for fun because snow may be cold but it was really to continue to work the little muscles in their hands.  The children also counted the marshmallows in the hot cocoa game. To work on number order, we had out puzzles for the children to put together We even sang 5 little snowmen reinforcing our counting skills.

Counting and number recognition

Feeding the Snowman

In Art, we talked about how no two snowflakes are the same. The children had a great time making pretend snowflakes from their painted, glittery coffee filters. The children also made great winter scenes using koosh balls and white paint. They were each as unique and different as the children.

Process snowflakes

Painting our Family Snow Day Craft.

Stamp painting with koosh balls

The sensory table is always a big hit in our classroom. This month, the children searched through shredded paper to discover many hibernating animals. To celebrate the coming of Winter, we placed mashed potato flakes in the sensory table  as pretend snow. the children loved using the scooped and the sifts with them. When it became too cold for us to go outside and play in the snow, we brought the snow inside. It was big fun.

Discovering many different  hibernating animals

Potato flakes

Real Snow

The Dramatic Play area is a great place for the children to practice their social skills. they loved making hot cocoa and delicious sandwiches for the customers.

Hot Cocoa stand

Ms. Charity and Mrs. Kort
Dates to Remember January 10th is 1st day of class