Sunday, March 4, 2012

Willow Room- Terrific 2's and 3's activities

It has been a very busy few weeks for me, and I have gotten behind on my daily tidbits.  I will get back to doing the daily activities this next week, but for now, I want o recap what has been happening in each class.

Our Terrific 2's and 3's class has been exploring colors, we have a great color train in the hall with items the children have all brought in and we want to thank everyone for finding such great colorful items.

Our color was Pink today.  We read the story "Chameleon's colors" by Chisato Tashiro.  We did a color mixing  experiment and made orange, green and purple.  We used special paint brushes to mix white paint and red paint to make pink for art.  Our dramatic corner is a kitchen now.

Our color today was white and we read the story "It looked like spilt milk"  by Charles Shaw.  We painted with white paint on blue paper- we  put drips of paint on one side of the paper and folded the other side over it and pressed.  when we opened it, we had the same image on both sides of the paper.  Then we asked the children what they thought it looked like?  The papers are hanging in the hall and we wrote their answers on the paper too.  (I will post some pictures on facebook of the some of the pictures from this project.)

We have paper in our sensory table for the children to tear - great for fine motor skills.  A good pre-scissor skill.

We moved onto the color brown and we read The three bears for our story.  We made chocolate teddy bears for art.  We sprinkled cocoa over glue on teddy bear shapes.  Smells good.

We had magnetic gears at the easel. We brought in  real mittens and clothespins with a clothesline and the children clipped mittens onto the clothesline using the clothespins.  some children chose to find the pairs, some clip individual mittens on the line.
Today we finished our color train with the color black and we are moving into Nursery Rhymes. Today we did "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and did the story by Keith Chapman.

We painted paper plates black and we will add legs and google eyes to make spiders.

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