Lots of Learning in Mixed Age!
Hello Mixed Age Families!!
Thank you all for having your kiddos ready to walk in the door at 9:00, it really helps our day get off to a smooth start. October is off and running and we are having so much fun talking about fall and what we’re all dressing up for on Halloween! We’ve been spending as much time outside as possible, soaking up these beautiful fall days. My raking crew has been very busy this week!
On Wednesday Mrs. T joined us for music! Mrs. T has been a staple visitor of Jack and Jill for many years, and the children are always so delighted when she comes in to sing and dance with them. We read and sang Brown Bear, Brown Bear, sang about bitty bitty bat, talked more about Halloween, and even got to see Pete the Cat dressed up in his ghost costume.
On Thursday we had our second special guest for Community Helpers Month. Our very own nurse Amanda Andrews (Logan’s mom!) came in during our snack time to talk about what it’s like to be a nurse, and she brought some very interesting equipment for the children to check out. We had a few friends volunteer to be bandaged up, and one who even opted to bandage themself! Thank you so much Amanda for visiting our classroom!
Here’s a recap of what we did this week, in addition to our sensory, play dough, and imaginative play stations:
Discovery: The leaves outside have been so beautiful! We took the opportunity to collect a variety of different leaves from the playground and my house to look at with out magnifying glasses.
Writing: We now have sheets available for scissor practice. The children can practice cutting along a dotted line as they learn to hold the scissors the optimal way.
Math: We did color matching! The math table had different colored large pumpkins with small pumpkins in corresponding colors for the children to match up.
Art: This week at the art table, the children had a chance to decorate pumpkin shapes with tissue paper, jack o lantern face pieces, and stems. They’ve continued to stay busy creating fall themed cards, and some even turned their cards into faces! At the art easel we had pumpkin shapes that the children painted by stamping a duplo block dipped in black paint.
Sit Down, Stand Up
We Don’t Talk About Bruno
Astronaut in the Ocean
It’s Raining Tacos
Shake it Off
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins
Open the Preschool Door
Enjoy your weekend, I look forward to seeing you all next week!