The Thursday/Friday TMO classroom has been transformed into a winter wonderland. In the art center, the children have painted snowflakes and covered their construction paper with “snow” paint. They’ve had fun making their own snowman, using small, medium and large white circles then topping their creation with a fancy hat. We talked about the different size circles and other positional words such as top, bottom, side etc. Look for their snowmen hanging in the classroom.
During this month we added the light table to our classroom. This has been a wonderful and fun way for the children to explore the transparent colored blocks on the table and see the light shine through. We’ve also been using our colored boxes to sort objects by color.
During circle time, we had a “snowfall” with bits of white paper. The children had fun scooping and pouring the paper into dump trucks, and sweeping the “snow” into dustpans. We have enjoyed reading books such as What Snowmen Do at Night by Caralyn Buehner, Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear by Eric Carle and The Mitten by Jan Brett.
Dressing the felt snowman, again and again and again, has been a favorite activity for all. The children have put on eyes, a carrot nose, mouth, hat, buttons and arms. We have also made snowmen out of play dough! Those small muscles have been busy!
Our outside time has been extra fun with all of the new playground equipment. The children are giving their large muscles a good workout as well.
During the month of February, we will be talking about Valentine’s Day and the color red. As always, thank you for sharing your little ones with us.
Christine and Liz