In the last two weeks, the Red Room children have enjoyed talking about apples and fire safety. We have been very busy and having so much fun.
Please continue to ask your child daily about what he or she is enjoying in the classroom, what makes him or her smile. The children are eager to share and they are learning so much!
In Art the children have been using a wide variety of ways to create - stamping, dot dots, and easel painting. Collages of fire trucks offered the children the opportunity to touch and glue various materials and textures.
Earlier in the month, there were pretend apples available which the children could sort into baskets based on shapes, sizes and colors. They also loved having the opportunity to squirt the “flames” attached to the bottom of the sensory box with a squirt bottle filled with water. (Great activity for using those finger and hand muscles.)
We have been working on strengthening and using fine motor skills while working with playdough, cutting apples (for applesauce), moving pom poms with tongs, tearing paper, peeling stickers and manipulating pony beads during apple making. The children continue to exercise their large muscles on the playground while swinging, climbing, sliding, pushing equipment, throwing, catching and tossing and in movement with Preston Blackburn.
Tasting yellow, green and red apples and making and eating our own applesauce have been sensory delights. Both applesauce and apples were delicious.
A big thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to walk to the fire station and to the parents who have made playdough!
Thanks to each of you for sharing your children with us.
Eleanor and Blanche