January Joy in the 3's!
Good afternoon everyone!
We saw a little sliver of winter on Thursday morning, and we took advantage of it by catching snowflakes on black pieces of paper so that we could look at them up close! It was fun to see how different each of the snowflakes are, and watch how quickly they disappeared.
Our book this week was Winter Is For Snow by Robert Neubecker. A conversation between two siblings, one who loves winter and one who dislikes it, made for a fun story about exploring, using your imagination, and trying something new.
What was NEW in centers this week?
Art- The children practiced their fine motor skills by peeling stickers and decorating mittens.
Easel- We colored mittens with crayons
Math- The children found matches in our winter matching game.
Discovery- More fine motor practice by pinching mini clothespins to hang mittens on clotheslines that they built.
Writing table- This week we cut paths for snowflakes and arctic animals.
The children are doing a wonderful job staying engaged in our welcome song, and reading our book during the morning meeting! This attention and engagement lets us read longer books, ask questions about them, and notice things that we were too busy to notice before. We're so lucky to be able to watch them learn and grow!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Christina Renoni and Ashlee Taylor