Thursday, April 7, 2011

Toddler News

Early this morning the children played with some new singing puzzles we got for our classroom. The children loved them and had a blast playing with them.
( sharing, fine motor, and language )

For story time today we read several books. We were all sitting on the story rug and the children just kept bring us books to read. They really enjoyed the story time today. The children love being able to pick out the books they want us to read.
( language and listening )

Today we were able to finish two projects that will be added to the children's life size portraits. The children used the dot dabbers to color their rain hats and they sponge painted their umbrellas. These will also be added to their life size portraits.
( fine motor and sensory )

During free play the children had a great time playing with our puppets. Ms. Jessica also enjoyed getting down with the children and interacting with the puppets.
( sharing and language )

This afternoon we will try to get outside for some fresh air and possibly do some sensory with shaving cream.


Today in the Preschool room we started out with circle time reading the story Sloppy Joe. This story was very funny as it talked about a little boy who was always sloppy. We talked about how cleaning up after ourselves makes us not sloppy. The children enjoyed this story and wanted me to read it again, so we did! 

Payton and Mia working hard!

After circle time our morning project was making baby puppets out of paper bags. We had tiny paper bags and decorated them as if they were just babies. 
Then the children wanted to make mommy puppets for the babies so we did. The children spent most of the morning making these.

We also had a cut out of the letter P where the children had to cut out all the words that start with P and glued the words on. This was great for letter recognition and fine motor skills. 

After we were all finished up with our projects we went for a walk outside where we saw a yellow race car! The children were mesmerized by this race car. We finished up our walk and sat down for lunch which was goulash and pears. Mrs. Michelle told them to find the treasure which was golden corn in the goulash. The children become very excited and ate their lunch well! 

During nap time Mrs. Michelle and Mia were being very silly together!

In the afternoon we will be working on our first and last names and going outside.