What happened in December:
We continued with our alphabet unit with the letters B and C. For the week of B we continued working on fine motor skills as well as identifying and creating patterns by making bead buddy bumble bee key chains.
We learned about symmetry by studying butterflies and their wings. At art we used colorful paint to design one side of a butterfly wing and then folded the paper over to transfer the paint on the other side.
To get into the winter spirit, we made puffy paint snowmen at art and turned our sensory table into a winter wonderland with pretend snow and arctic animals. We turned dramatic play into a market complete with a cash register, shopping lists, and pretend groceries. Students took on different roles such as store clerk, shopper, cash register, and baggers!
What is to come:
To start off the new year, we’ll be beginning with the letter D! One of our big art projects for the first week back is abstract dots. Inspired by a wonderful book called, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, it teaches that there are no rules when it comes to art. Our dot drawings will inspire self-expression and expand creativity. For the letter E we will learn about the earth, its rotation, and how day and night works. The letter F will be dedicated to learning all about families! Letter G will be about geometry and shapes. Wacky hat day is on January 27th!
Dates to note:
Monday January 16th- No School
Friday January 27th- Wacky Hat Day
Angelica, Kelly, Christiane, & Caroline