Winter Fun Continues in Enrichment!
This week was filled with SNOW, both inside and out! While we didn't play in the snow outside, we brought the snow in!
We also had our second visit from Ms. Heather! Here we are pretending to be statues!
Before I get started on our week I have a bit of housekeeping to address first.
1. Today we sent home "Flat Mrs. Renoni and Mrs. Haynes" with one of our students for the first time! This is a picture of us, ready to go on an adventure, along with our journal! Each week we'll go home with a different student for the weekend, to be returned on Monday, please. We ask that you write about our adventures and include some printed or drawn pictures. This is not mandatory, nor is it meant to be a source of stress. Participate how you want. We don't need to have anything special planned, we just want to hang out with you and your family!
2. Please bring snow gear in when there is snow on the ground. Our school policy is that we go outside if it's above 20 degrees. If it's below 20 degrees, or if it's raining during our playground time (12:30-1:00) we'll stay in. If you bring it and we don't use it, we'll give it back to you at the end of the day.
Unintentionally following the theme of snow this week, our book was The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. We heard about Peter's adventures as he played outside during a snowy day of his own.
Our new centers this week were...
Art- The children used Q-tips to paint their own version of a Snowy Day, complete with Peter.
Easel- We also had fun coloring a snowy day scene with Peter.
Math- Using tweezers (appropriately sized for their hand size and muscles) the children picked up "snowballs" and "ice cubes" to build or place in cups.
Discovery- We used "ice blocks" to build structures for our penguins.
Sensory- Cotton balls and packing peanuts filled our table for trucks to clear.
(Pictures sent as attachments)
We hope you all have a happy and healthy weekend!
Christina Renoni and Julie Haynes