We have a delivery for the mailman!!
This student made a package in the block area out of blocks and Styrofoam!
She told me, " I made a package with cookies in them because I'm delivering these packages to some body's house because they LOVE cookies!"
She went to the dress up/cooking area to make cookies to put in a package…
stirring and than baking them..
I asked her how many cookies she baked? she responded, "15"
We counted how many cookies, drew them, and cut them out.
After doing all this..we figured out some more details! What kind of cookies? -Silly sweet hot cookies Who are we sending it to? -mommy and daddy After all the preparations, she placed all of her well done cookies in an envelope to mail out! She can not wait for her parents to receive her special gift!
A lot of the children's projects are being inspired by their new and improved cooking and dress up area!
As Mila, Raina, Natalia and Ryan were playing in the dress up area, we asked them what they were doing…they responded,"
"We have to go to the jungle"
We asked more questions:
How are we going to get there?
"were going to fly."
What are we going to do when we get there?
"put on our swimsuits and start swimming."
What is in a jungle? "sharks,whales,and fish" What animals do you think live in a jungle? "monkeys, elephants and giraffes." After this group discussion we looked at pictures of a jungle where we saw soooo many plants and trees! We loved seeing all the green trees, sun and big rocks.We practiced counting how many branches we saw in the picture along with trying to sound out the letters in the word, JUNGLE. The J and G did confuse us a little, but we are learning!
We created our own pictures of the jungle!!
The students LOVE to cut paper!
So instead of throwing the paper in the trash, we started to collect all of it and put it all in a container!
After collecting a good amount of paper the children cut, we pulled it all out and counted how many different colors we had. We counted 8 DIFFERENT COLORS! Ella then decided she wanted to make a pattern out of the colors, so we began organizing all the colors to begin a pattern. We have used the paper to practice one to one correspondence, number recognition, and patterns.
We wanted to do something new with the paper, so we put in a wooden structure that was saved from a previous project.
The children started gluing the paper on the wooden piece, and right before our eyes it was turning into an art piece.
We are keeping it in our room for the children to work on as the days continue.
We are excited to see what the children make of it.
The children in this classroom have been working on many different fall activities! We have been talking about the fall, what crops grow, and what lives in the garden to scare away the crows!? We all knew scarecrows scare the birds away, so we got right to work making some…..
Some of us drew what we wanted our scare crow to look like and others had many different materials they experimented with before they decided what they would actually use to make their scare crow!
They created many different kinds of scarecrows out of many different things!
We used materials like cardboard, hay, strings, fabrics and etc…
Another thing we were talking about were bats! We talked about how bats were black and had wings and came out in the fall!! We thought with just the right materials we could create our very own BATS! We used tissue rolls, black tape and some black mesh.
We also created some fall pictures of, pumpkins and scarecrows since we have been so interested in these things !
"2 eyes for my pumpkin!"
"Pumpkin" By: Mila
"Fall leaves" By: Ryan
"Scarecrow" By: Aidan
We have also started talking about spiders. Some of our art is hanging in the classroom. Amanda made "A spider eating an ant.
Ryan made "A snake biting a spider."
Our scarecrows are keeping our garden safe from the birds outside!
In the afternoon we went out in the hallway to start decorating for our birthday party.. Everyone knew exactly where they wanted their decorations.. We had to have red and blue hanging from the wall Our brown piece of paper, with strings and balloons!
What a success our birthday party was and who would have thought it would have turned into this because of a conversation we kept having that involved:
- 1 napkin
- A big piece of brown paper
- Some string
- A Pinata
- A Birthday Card