Monday, January 4, 2010

Activities for Monday, January 4, 2010

Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone. The children were all happy to be back and the classrooms were filled with fun activities today. We will be staying inside for gym for the foreseeable future with this very cold weather; but we fun inside too.

Today we had the trikes, balls, hula hoops, and the rocking alligator out for the children.

Willow room: MWF class

We read "A silly snowy Day" by Michael Coleman and we are going to be talking about winter weather, snow, ice, cold.

We are also talking about the alphabet and we are starting with the letter "A". Our question today was "Do you have the letter "A" in your first name? At our second circle time we talked about the weather, days of the week and we played a game of finding the letter "A" in our room.

For art today, we had evergreen shapes and the children used fork to paint white paint on the trees that looked like snow.

At the easels, we had blue glitter paint and later we will cut the finished pictures into snowflakes shapes to decorate our room.

Some of our table activities out today were counting chains, a fine motor color match game, a shape box for sorting and matching shapes, and some number pegs.

We had playdough today.

We sang "Head, shoulders, knees and toes", the snowflake song with pretend snowflakes, and an ABC sound song.

Maple Room- MWF class

.We read "A little bit of winter" by Paul Stewart and we are talking about winter, animals, snow, cold, ice.

We did cotton ball painting at the tables today and at the easels we had toothbrush painting.

As a special activity today, we had blocks of ice with eye droppers and water colors. The children could put salt on the ice too to see the effect of salt on ice. Then they dripped the watercolors onto the ice to combine colors and make designs.

We sang the January song, months of the year song and did letter sounds. We are talking about the letter "I".

Oak Room:

We read "A little bit of winter" by Paul Stewart. We are talking about winter and about bears.
We made bears out of paper plates to make our bulletin board about bears.

We sang "Ten in the meadow" and "Going on a bear hunt".

We are talking about he letter "A".

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