As March began, we had a great time learning about the importance of taking care of our teeth. A few Red Room friends even had recent visits to their own dentists and were excited to share about their experiences! We were glad to hear of no tears!
A VCU dentist and the tooth fairy came to visit us on March 1st. It was so much fun brushing the crocodile and puppy’s teeth with a big toothbrush. Hopefully your child shared the goody bag that came home after the visit. We also had fun brushing crocodile teeth with shaving cream, painting teeth with shiny white paint, and making tooth puppets in class.
The Red Room celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. There were many other Dr. Seuss favorites in our classroom library. The children painted the Cat in the Hat’s red and white hat, alternating red and white stripes. It was a great patterning exercise. They combined yellow and blue finger paint, creating a surprise color of green! Using finger paint always feels good, and it’s great for creativity and for small muscles.
In the sensory table pink sponges, representing ham, and green Easter eggs were floating in the water. The children used tongs to move the eggs on top of the ham. To continue the theme, they also delighted in their special “green eggs and ham” yogurt and vanilla wafer snack.
St. Patrick’s Day was filled with surprises! A leprechaun came to the Red room and turned our snack water green. In addition, we had special green apples for snack. During circle we played a shamrock game in which the children drew a shamrock out of a magic pot and had to act out an action. Those large muscles were really active! Later we read Looking for a Leprechaun.
Our Easter Egg hunt was a huge success! Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help. Soon to come are looking for signs of spring and gardening. Stay tuned.
Blanche and Martha Lynn