Red Room One is Exploring Winter!

Red Room 1 began 2016 by celebrating Epiphany and learning about the Wise Men following the star to visit Baby Jesus. We read The Tiny Star and A Star for Jesus.  From that we segued into stars, and a reinforcement of our knowledge of shapes.  The children made stars. Putting glitter on them was a big favorite. No talk about stars would be complete without singing the nursery rhyme, “Twinkle, Twinkle”. 

Bears and hibernation have been our focus of late. The class cave has been home to many sleepy bears and bright flashlights.  We have read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? and We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. Hope you have heard our Hibernation Song and heard where we found a brown bear at school with our homemade binoculars.

Mary Beth brought in Ivory soap bars and made  ”snow” in the microwave.  We used it to walk our bears through the snow in our sensory box.

We have also retold the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with our flannel board pieces

and enjoyed playing “Paw Path” as we count the paw prints to be the first to get to the cave.

We just might have encouraged the snow to appear last week since we threw snowballs through our snowman hula hoops hanging from the ceiling and squeezed icicles and snowmen with our tongs in our icy sensory box.

Undoubtedly, recently the biggest hit was Pajama Day and making our own hot chocolate with marshmallows. We read Llama, Llama Red Pajama that day, and I heard that many of the children read this story at home with you.

Hope you’ve heard our “I’m a Little Snowman” finger play. You can find the words on the back of our snowman art.  We have also enjoyed acting out a “melting” snowman! There will surely be more snow and mitten games in February, since winter is not yet over.

We are excited to welcome the Nature Lady February 2nd.   She will be talking more about hibernating animals. And soon after that we’ll celebrate Valentines, Dental Health and feelings!

Your children are so enthusiastic about learning. We love being a part of this process with them.  

Fondly,  Debbie and Mary Beth