Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our Curriculum Night on Thursday, March 21st. We hope that you were able to see your child and the other children complete their work during this event.
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This week in the Toddler Classroom the theme was gardening (seeds, flowers and plants) The children enjoyed listening to the books, “In the Garden” and “Down by the Station”. The Practical Life Presentation focused on flower arranging-the process of flower arranging is sequenced with care to best support the development of coordination, concentration, order and independence. The child puts on an apron, fills the vase with water and takes the flower and places it inside the vase. This is an opportunity for children to contribute to the beautificiation of the classroom environment. The Sensorial Presentation was with the Salt Tray. Salt sensory play is a great medium to practice drawing and writing letters and numbers. It encourages children to manipulate and mould materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination. For the art activity the children created Tulip “Fork’ art using a fork, paint and construction paper. Other lessons presented were coloring mixing, the children used a multitude of fine motor skills while squeezing, pouring and mixing, working on controlling their fingers. The children had hands on learning and experience with primary and secondary colors. The children are having so much fun being outdoors! Please label all of your children’s belongings to avoid confusion about ownership of items. Thank you!
In the Maple Room the topics covered this week were, Asia, amphibians and reptiles. The children classified amphibians and reptiles. We continued our discussion on Asia and the teachers showed the children artifacts from India. We talked about the Indian national flag and also sang the anthem.
In the Cedar Room this week the class discussed insects, talking about the main body parts, and common features of insects. The children made an ant using spoons, pipe cleaners and black marker as the project. The children enjoyed the book “Bugs” and “My Very First Encyclopedia”. The children studies seeds and were given a presentation on germination. Thank you to all of the children that participated in Curriculum Night, thank you for all of your hard work.
In the Pine Room this week the teachers gave presentations on living and non-living. The children did a lot of movements with music. We read the books, “The Friendship Garden”, “Little White Rabbit” and “Hail to Spring”. The children worked on lacing, locks and plant washing. The children were introduced to the parts of a grasshopper and the three part cards of grasshopper. We continued our studies of Asia. It was a great turn out for our curriculum night, we are very proud of the work that the children did. Have a great weekend-The Pine Room Staff