It looks easy but for children it is a challenge to control their muscles.The children had to use the right amount of pressure to get the stream of paint on to the paper.
If there were too much pressure we would have globby paint and too little pressure inconsistent paint. We had to stay focused, we had to control our movement and we had to plan as to where we wanted the paint.
Next we covered our base with clink wrap and used our little finger muscles to spread the paint all over. Our final product???
How can we be good communicators?
Mr. Prewitt taught us that it is important to be good communicators. We should express our ideas and tell each other what we need. Please do check out the book from the library" Mother, mother I need another" as the children really enjoyed the story.
The boys are really using their thinking skills in creating different structure around the block area. They decided that they wanted to have a window so that they could communicate. There was a lot of thinking put into the construction and they were open-minded to each others ideas.
Birthday celebrations in November
We celebrated all November birthdays by having a little treat in the North End coffee shop.
Math and fine-motor skills in one simple activity.
We set up activity trays all the time in our classroom. It's fun and developmentally meaningful.We set up activity trays in the middle of the classroom to appeal to the visual impulsiveness of your children. Each day we update each center a little bit by changing the material.
We are working on our fine-motor skills, colours, numbers and math by doing this simple activity.
Side walk chalk drawing.
"I am going to count the cubes separately."
"I like to make a rod with two different colours"
"Let's have five blue cubes and five brown cubes, may be I could add more"
"My favorite colour is red and I can count the cubes when I fix it together."
The children using the environment as their third teacher
The boys were fascinated by the little bugs on the boot and wanted to know more about the bugs.
What can we do on a rainy day??
We can read.
"Do you think that the rain drops are cold? can we feel the rain drops? Can we hold it in our hands?"
Hot chocolate on a rainy day.
P.E in Gym C
Having fun with our buddies while learning about measurement and the parts of our body.
What can we do with coloured popsical sticks?
"This is my house. This is mummy, daddy, baby Tomie and me. I made a flower and my room."