The Hightlights! Oct 17-21, 2022

We continue to support letter recognition through tracing of letter while holding a cotton ball using a pincer grasp. The children are intrigued with the color that is transferred onto the ball. Perhaps we can dip the cotton balls in paint and trace big letters next week to extend this further..

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Peers enjoy looking for their name on the sign in sheet which is promoting name recognition.

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Tracing and freehanding letters seems to be increasing children’s confidence and instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment.

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Leaves were brought in as a provocation and the children chose to glue them to a paper.

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Peers enjoyed looking at flyers and cutting out things they liked; fostering their fine motor skills.

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Beading also also been an interest that fosters this skill.

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We created our gas pump this week using a box. painting, and gluing “buttons” on it. It was a fantastic collaboration among peers.

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We tried out the gas pump inside before bringing it out and it was a hit!

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Cooking, preparing and serving food to friends.

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We offered real bandaids to extend our interest in doctor care. Peers displayed such empathy for their hurt baby.

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Building with big and small blocks and using construction vehicles supports the child’s sense of expression

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Feeding and observing the snails brings the children together.

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Using the scale with alphabet magnets and clear gems promotes letter recognition and sorting along with math skills.

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Peers used leaves with playdough and observed the patterns created….

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The children were very interested in the deconstruction the giant planter…

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Creating a exploring obstacle courses promotes so many gross motor skills.

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Hide n go seek …

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The “gas station” is open for business! Peers took turn being the attendant; asking for money and then giving gas and exchanging roles. So much fun!!

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