Another Fun Week in Enrichment!
Though this was a shorter week than normal, we packed three days of fun into two!
Our books this week were Spookie Pookie by Sandra Boynton and David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon. We also talked about our two school rules. 1. Take care of your friends and teachers. 2. Take care of your things. These two rules encompass a lot of what we're working on in our classroom throughout the year. As we continue on with the year we'll get into more detail about what those rules mean, and how we can follow them.
What was NEW in centers this week?
Art- Puffy paint pumpkins- Using orange "puffy paint" the children painted paper plates and made their own jack o'lantern faces. Most that were painted today were still wet, so we'll send them home on Monday.
Easel- Pumpkin and Leaf dot marker pages, but the children used fall themed stamps. They did a great job taking care of their things by putting the covers back on the stamps when they were done.
Math- Giant shape match- The children matched the shape of different wooden blocks to the shapes outlined on the table. It was like a GIANT puzzle!
Discovery- Cloud dough- Working with Mrs. Taylor, the children made their own batch of cloud dough on Tuesday. They scooped, measured, mixed with a spoon, mixed with their hands...all sorts of great things for little finger muscles and little developing brains!
These things, in addition to the pretend center, playdough, block area, literacy cart, writing table, and sensory table kept us busy and learning. My absolute favorite thing is when they're all in one place playing together. It doesn't happen often, but I wanted to share this heartwarming moment with you!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I hope to see you at Papa Gino's tonight!
Ashlee Taylor and Christina Renoni