November-December 2015

We have been enjoying talking about families and homes along with a variety of holiday traditions.  The children worked on learning phone numbers and addresses.  We shared pictures of our families on our classroom family tree.  During December we were busy with activities related to Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, and Kwanzaa.  Special emphasis was placed on the sharing and caring part of the holiday season as we made ornaments from toilet paper rolls for the members of Green Tree Church.

Making houses with marshmallows and spaghetti

Making houses with marshmallows and spaghetti

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Making our own houses with boxes

Making our own houses with boxes

Playing house in the dramatic play area

Playing house in the dramatic play area

October 2015

We have been enjoying lots of time outside during the beautiful fall days.  The children in both classes enjoyed learning how to play tug of war.  Wonderful for developing core strength which ultimately leads to strengthening all those small muscles used for cutting, coloring, and writing.  We so appreciate our visits from Black Rock Fire Company in October.  We work hard to reinforce fire safety during play time in the classroom.IMG_1271 IMG_1299 IMG_1283

September 2015

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September has just flown by and we are already into October.  Our classes have already developed into such nurturing communities. We are learning to communicate, cooperate, and resolve our conflicts!  Such important social and emotional skills for life.  We have been enjoying the great weather.  A favorite game this month in both classes has been “tug of war”.  What a great way to have fun while developing language, social, and gross/fine motor skills!