The children love to use their imaginations as they build with blocks. This gives them an avenue for their creativity and an opportunity to develop vocabulary and language skills!
I spoke about the children's love of music on Parents Day and here they are making musical instruments from recycled items and singing into the OJ microphone!!
This boy creates with magnet shapes!
Building with a vast assortment of blocks gives the children opportunities to THINK, plan, develop, build, communicate, and negotiate!!
On Tuesday in conjunction with our discussions about REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLING, we tried to eliminate garbage by having a "TRASHLESS LUNCH!"
On Wednesday, we looked at the amount of garbage from Tuesday's lunch and found that we had only thrown away several milk & juice containers. We want to thank the parents for using reusable containers!! BRAVO! It takes extra time to think about what to purchase for your child to eat and how to send it to school. The lessons you are teaching your children are invaluable!!
We visited Dr. Levitt's dental office where he showed us how to brush and floss our teeth. He talked about importance of getting rid of the plack. Dr Levitt let us feel the air and water that he uses. We watched in awe as "Mr. Thirsty" drank a whole glass of water!!
The children filled insect-stamped gift bags with treasures they had created for their parents!
They found their bag and opened it up themselves!
The children placed a bookmark they had created into the bag!
The children rolled up their hand print flower banner and added that!
Next, the children added cards to the bags!
On Thursday, Mrs. Smay read us a book entitled, Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Rosenthal. This is delightful book that teaches the children to look closely. One of the narrators in the story thinks the illustration looks like a rabbit, while the other think it looks like a duck!!
After the children chose books, Mrs. Hensler's third graders read their books to them!!
On Friday singing for our parents was so exciting!!
We had a mini-exploring after the Parents Day celebration!
Painting, puzzles, hammering, and printing with insect stampers were just some of the activities!
Ms. Fenech and I would like to thank the parents that attended the festivities on Friday and those that were with us in spirit. It is evident that the time you take with your children each day shines through in their growth in so many ways!!