The Highlights! Dec. 12-16, 2022

The preschoolers worked together on creating a giant Christmas tree. They focussed on following the line and painting within it.

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They practiced their cutting skills by snipping up paper and gluing it to the tree to simulate lights.

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Pom poms we’re also added to resemble ornaments. What a great collaborative effort among  friends.

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We also made snowmen using cotton balls, glue and googly eyes. So festive!

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They practiced folding the paper and making snips to create snowflakes too!

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Filling and dumping and color exploration were the driver of the play this week while doing water play.

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Some peers pretended to make bubbly volcanoes too!

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They love imitating the construction while engaging with the sand.

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Little clear cups were added for loose part exploration. Again, we see the filling and dumping schema at play.

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Some peers pretended to make smoothies and other drinks while using the materials as well.

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Opened ended materials promote imagination and focused play.

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We used a variety of toys to encourage problem solving among peers. Shape recognition was supported through this play as well.

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The children love to build with many different things. It fosters self regulation and social skills like team work.

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Sorting the cars by color…

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Peers pretend to work just like mommy and daddy…

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They take turns pretending to be doctor and the patient what their symptoms are furthering the language skills.

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Role play like making cookies and toast in the kitchen.

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Peers used chairs and pretended to ride the bus to places like the beach, park and the zoo.

 

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We looked at flyers and labeled familiar objects seen and peers let us know what they wanted for Christmas.

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The preschoolers love to fill up gift bags and pretend to give them to friends. It is also a great sorting activity when they have to return the items back to where they got them from.

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Christmas cookie cutters were offered and peers rolled their dough out first and then made a variety of Christmas themed cookies for their parents.

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We love dancing to Christmas music too!

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A mindful breathing cube is fun and supports positive mental health!

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The children loved finding and breaking the ice on the playground this week.

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Building houses together…

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Creating barriers and construction zones where they can fix things like the fence and bikes.

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A spirited game of hockey among friends!

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Working together to create obstacle courses that fostor balancing and following direction.

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Racing in a variety of ways and moving our body in a variety of ways using the gross motor cube keeps us warm on  cold days!

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