Our seed table is filled with flax seed, windmills and lots of items that the kids can use to scoop and pour.
How fun is this water table? It is full of frogs, rocks, lily pads and nets. The kids had a lot of fun catching frogs and pouring water.
Good old Mr. Potato head made his debut on our building table, an oldie but a goodie. We had a great time creating all sorts of funny potato people.
Our play dough table is a great place to gather and create. We have left it very open ended this year and have a shelf filled with lots of items the kids can use.
Our light table had translucent Duplos on it.
We had geoboards out for a fine motor activity.
If you have heard your kids talk about Mabel she is our classroom guinea pig. We also have fish! The kids have really enjoyed our pets this week.
Our art project this week is painting with gadgets. We collected all sorts of items with different shapes and patterns for the kids to experiment with. They had lots of fun and their art work is on display in our room.
Our second parent helper taught the kids how to use our creation station area. This is an open ended art area filled with glue, tape, googly eyes, pom poms, sparkly jewels, buttons...and the list goes on. The kids love this area and having them learn to pick a few items at a time and help clean it up will give them great ownership throughout the school year.
Free play is such a precious time to watch your kids use their imagination and work on social skills. We had kids blasting off into space, cooking in our play kitchen, building with our box of pretend tools, investigating nature, reading and constructing train tracks.
We usually have lots of games and puzzle available during free play.
Our paint easel is open every day. Look at these fun creations!
We learned some new songs (Open, Shut Them and I Had A Little Turtle), sang some name songs, danced and also practiced some of the yoga breaths that we will use during the year.
It was a beautiful week and we enjoyed the sunshine while we were out at recess.
Teacher Susie and Teacher Meghan