Today we did fingerprint painting with Ms. Diana. We also explored the various centers to work on developing our cognitive and physical skills and aspects. We played outside on the slide and playground to continue to work on developing our gross motor skills. During group time, we read the Eric Carle book “From Head to Toe” to kick off our theme for this month: “All About Me.”
We had a great second day in the early 3′s class! We worked on lining up –and they are quickly learning how to do this! I’m so proud of them! We practiced listening for a “quiet signal” prompt and responding correctly. In small group time, one group of children painted on foil –a fun sensory art activity. Another group of children learned how to play at the kitchen center –knowing how to properly use the center will advance their dramatic play development. The other group learned how to use the learning activities in the Early 3′s center. One of the activities we focused on is a sorting colors and shapes activity.
I am excited to learn with your children and see what this year holds for us!
Today we welcomed our Tuesday group to the toddler room!! We explored the room and centers. The children enjoyed playing with the puzzles and play dough at the tables. They did an art activity with Ms. Diana, where they glued dots onto paper. The children had fun chasing bubbles around and playing on the playground together. Overall, a fun-filled day of learning and exploring.
So excited about our first day of school!! The children enjoyed exploring all of our centers and familiarizing themselves with the room. We got to know each others’ names with a fun name activity. The dramatic play center, new train table, and kitchen were the “big hits” of the day! –Definitely a lot of fun and learning going on! During our small group time, the children learned how to use some of the items in the Early 3′s Center which included a letter/magnet/one-to-one correspondence/fine motor activity and a counting/number recognition activity. They also painted with rolling pins wrapped in bubble wrap. The children are learning the procedures and routines, and we are modeling the expectations that we have for them in this class. This is going to be an exciting school year!!