Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Playing in the snow

Outdoor Play: The Tigers really enjoyed the snow today! They were out on the preschool playground building a snowman, having snowball fights, and making snow angels! Yay!

Outside: The Cockatoos played outside this morning. Many of our friends were able to get on some or most of their snow gear with just a little bit of help. We used shovels in the snow. We also had fun just trying to walk and run through the snow.

Gift Wrapping: We recycled gift wrapping paper. We used the paper to wrap some of the toys in the room. Our friends had fun working with the big pieces of paper. They did a good job of getting the toys wrapped up in the paper. When we were finished we put the toys away and tossed out the paper.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow...

Sensory: Because it was too cold to go outside, we brought the snow inside. We used individual sensory bins with shovels, cups, and sand molds. The snow was fluffy and as it started to melt it felt heavier and wet. The Cockatoos enjoyed scooping it up and putting it in cups and containers.


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Fort



Dramatic Play: We used the big boxes we painted as forts. The Cockatoos had fun sitting in the boxes with their friends and some friends found it very fun to drum with their hands on top of the boxes. It made a loud noise, but was very exciting. We also used dolls, dress up clothes, food, and tools. Dressing up in the dramatic play area helps to promote creativity and language development.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Tracks

Sensory: After we painted with the toy trucks, we used soap and water to wash the tires. We used washcloths to get the trucks very clean. Some of our friends had fun squeezing water from the washcloth into the bucket and some friends liked to just drive the trucks in water.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Last couple of days

November 30th:

Laying Bricks: We pretended to be bricklayers. We used shovels and triangle spatulas to put shaving cream on our wooden blocks. We stacked the wooden blocks on top of each other just as people do when they are building a brick house.

Art Smart: The Cockatoos used purple, orange, blue, and pink roller painters at the art easel.




December 1st:

Art Smart: The Cockatoos painted with hammers today. Children were given black paper and shiny paint to paint a picture using tool hammers. The Cockatoos enjoyed dipping the hammers into the different colored paint and making circles on the black paper. They noticed how the hammer could make different shapes each time they put the hammer on the paper.

Table Toys: The Cockatoos were given Lego’s to build. The children loved building towers and tall buildings! The other table had a BIG! Digger puzzle. The Cockatoos used their fine motor skills to fit the puzzle pieces together. The children worked together to help put the puzzle together.

Center Time: A USA puzzle, which was a bit challenging, was out on the carpet and several of the children worked together in small groups to put it together and they were all very successful.