Some of the songs we sang:
- ABC (Favorite Song)
- Mr. Sun (Favorite Song)
- Five Little Speckled Frogs
- Two Little Black Birds
- Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes
- Do you Know the Muffin Man
- Oh McDonald Had a Farm
- Where is Blue...(Favorite Song)
- Blow up a Balloon
- Open shut them......
- If you are Happy and you Know it...
- Johnny Works with One Hammer
- Blue Bird
Some of the books that were read:
- The Family Book
- Hooray For Hat!
- Daddy, Papa, and Me
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas 123
- Jingle Paws
- Five Green and Speckled Frogs
- Martha doesn't share!
- Mommy, Mama, and Me
- Subway (One of their Favorite Books)
- Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Next week we are planning a trip to the store to purchase a tree; therefore, today the children painted some decorations for the Holidays.
Oobleck: Oobleck incorporates both science and sensory exploration; is a substance that's somewhere between a liquid and a solid. It pours like a liquid but acts like a solid when you squeeze it. The children looked curious and explored the properties slowly by dropping their hands into the oobleck, feeling and squeezing its texture. Some children explored and others observed. It is always important to go according to each child's pace and provide ample time for them to observe.
The children are learning to recognize and articulate different colors. This week we explored the color red. Visual cues are excellent tools for young toddlers to learn and absorb information. The color red was introduced in a Ziploc bag. The children took turns touching, looking and squeezing the bag. We have been counting the number of items in containers, bears and feathers are some examples. Children are learning to count, recognize numbers, and count in one-to-one correspondence (counting in sequence). We have also been counting in Spanish!
Painting with sponge-like brushes, pine branches, and their hands.
Music with Evan:
Feeding the Fish: Caring for a small pet, such as a fish, can provide young children with the opportunity to learn more about animals. As preschool teachers, we know that young children are engaged and learn best by doing. We can certainly teach about animals through books and pictures; however, they can learn more when they can actually interact with one. They can learn about caring for animals and the responsibility that goes with it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, REMY!
Rheya gave Remy a gift the children made for her. They used white, purple, and blue colors. Small drops of each color were poured onto the canvas and covered with a plastic bag. The children tap and pat until the paint spread, revealing a beutiful work of art.