The TMO Thursday/Friday class is off to a great start to their school year. The children are now very comfortable with their classroom and friends and are happy to be at school. The phase in really helped to make their transition a smooth one.
The children are enjoying their free choice time where they can choose from the various centers. The dramatic play area, block area and art are some of the favorites!
Once all the children arrive at school, they look forward to feeding our pet fish. He gets lots of attention throughout the morning as they love trying to find him and watch him swim.
In our art center, the children have had the opportunity to experiment with crayons, chalk and markers. We introduced play dough and everyone enjoyed pounding and squishing it as well as making animals out of cookie cutters. What a fun exercise for their small muscle development!
We also introduced the easel last week and it was a huge hit. The children chose what colors they wanted to paint with and everyone created wonderful masterpieces that are now hanging up in our classroom. We are learning about taking turns and sharing. They all did a great job choosing another center until it was their turn. This is a goal we will be working on all year.
Before our long week of rain, we were able to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. The children gave their large muscles a good workout by climbing, sliding and playing basketball. We are able to use the movement room on rainy days and have enjoyed riding in the big cars where we pretend we’re going to the grocery store. It’s always fun to hear what they are going to buy at the grocery store.
Our fall sensory tub was filled with leaves, pinecones, and lots and lots of acorns. The children loved scooping, pouring and filling dump trucks with the acorns. We used words such as bigger than and smaller than when comparing the various sized acorns.
The children have a busy and enriching morning while they are here. It has been so much fun getting to know your children and watching as they become more comfortable here. Thank you so much for sharing your little ones with us and we look forward to a great year together. If at any time you have a question or concern, please don’t hesitate to call or email. We are here to make this a positive experience for everyone.
Christine and Alissa