We are looking forward to a great month.
The month of December was filled with exciting themes, games, and projects! We started our month with a week dedicated to Penguins. We filled out a KWL chart on what we already knew about penguins (K), what we wanted to learn (W), and as the week went on, we filled in our learned (L) section. We made penguin oreos, competed in penguin relay races, and did a science experiment to learn how penguins stay dry!
Our second week was focused on snow and winter. We created our own snow slime and used the slime as a sensory object for the week. In art, we made polar bear masks and snowmen out of puffy paint. In the gym, we practiced and played the pacer game. Outside the kids have had free time or the option of playing in a kickball, baseball, or soccer game. It has been a lot of fun working on motor skills and sportsmanship. Our class also got the opportunity to do partner reading with the 2/3 HEDP yellow group and we hope this is something we will continue moving forward.
As we move into 2017 we are going to focus on reaching the goals that each child has set for themself. We will also learn about Martin Luther King Jr and Chinese New Year. We will continue to learn new games and work on treating one another with kindness.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!
Krista, Tess, & Kelly