Wednesday, January 10, 2018

S is for SNOW!

It's SNOW Week! 
Our friends always have a blast in the 2's when we learn about all things snow.  In particular, we adore reading our "big book" classic, The Snowy Day. Miss Jenn remembers it being her favorite as a child, too! This week, we created fun crafts such as winter scenes with Q-tip snowflakes, snowmen with homemade puffy paint and snowflakes made with glued-on beads. We learned about the Letter S and /s/ sound for SNOW, SNAKE, STAR, etc. Our 2's are beginning to connect letters to their sounds. They love to identify the Letter of the Week incidentally throughout the school day - wherever they may see it. Additionally, we have "ice blocks" and "snow" to explore inside our sensory bin! (Sugar cubes and sugar for the less imaginative.) 

Enjoy our photos from the week!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

D is for DINOSAUR: A total favorite!

We're enjoying one of our favorite themes: Dinosaur week!  This week, we introduced a new color and shape of the month (pink/circle). We are learning about the letter D (for dinosaur) and have enjoyed the discovery that 2 of our friends have names that begin with D!

Take a look at photos from our week as we learn about different kinds of dinosaurs (we loved learning that some dinos could fly!), that dinosaurs hatched from eggs, dino digging in the sand bin, making dinosaur tracks, singing dinosaur songs and reading dinosaur stories. 

So much dino fun!

Monday, October 16, 2017

L is for LEAF!

Letter L is for LEAF!

We had a blast learning about the changing leaves and (...the lack-of!) fall weather. We sang leaf songs (All the Leavings Are Falling Down and The Colors of the Leaves!) and read leaf stories (Fall Leaves Fall and A Leaf Blew In) during our time on the rug. We passed a Letter L from friend to friend during circle time - one of our favorite letter routines! Our class made lots of leaf crafts using leaf stickers and even went outside for a special leaf hunt. We used these leaves to make leaf rubbings during art time using our color of the month (yellow) and other fall colors such as red, orange and brown. We sorted leaves by color. Our sensory bin is full of oats, leaves and rakes - our 2's friends had a blast making leaf piles and pretending to toss them in the air! 

Check out photos from our Leaf Week! 
Next up: pumpkins!

Happy fall, y'all!