Monday, December 19, 2016

L is for Legos







Friends check out the new Legos that were donated to our classroom.  Thanks to Aaron and his dad for this new awesome community set.



Friends pretend to be penguins on the slide during recess.  Wow!  Look at Madisyn and Allie zip right down!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Back in Action!



Friends work with the new Tinkertoys that were donated to our classroom.  Hendric and Aaron work very well together creating a wagon.  Way to go!  Thanks so much to the families who have donated items to our classroom this holiday season...we appreciate everything you do!
 

A whole crew of friends work on a new Avengers puzzle during morning free choice.  Wow!  A 100 piece puzzle is tricky business!
 



We create a sweet, wintery wonderland for our animals by mixing sugar and sprinkles together in our texture bin.  It's always fun to explore new and exciting textures :)



L is for Links!  Madisyn works hard to create a paper chain to decorate our classroom for the holiday season.  Great concentration, Madisyn!
 

Today during music, Raph shows us how he strings and tunes his guitar.  How cool!
 

Check out our letter L word list!  We are getting better and better at coming up with words each week during our morning meetings.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday Wonders


Theo, the all powerful milk crate bandit, uses all of the crates on our playground to make a fortress during recess.
 

Wow!  That's even taller than Ms. Christina!  Nice stacking, Theo.
 

Declan and Thomas take a break on their nice, cozy tire beds.
 


Hendric and Aaron work together to roll and kick the soccer ball down the slide.  "Watch how far it rolls, Aaron!" 
 


Cora "paints" our chalk wall with a stick and some water outside.  What a creative and wonderful way to step away from the hustle and bustle of outdoor play!


Our letter J sound circle was a great success!  J is for jam, jelly, jackets, jet, jersey, Joker, Jessie and juice!
 


Today during morning meeting, we work together to create some "calm down" bottles to put in the Safe Space of our classroom.  Glitter glue, regular glitter and some hot water make up these super cool calming tools.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Ice (and Ice Cream) Exploration Continued















Our ice experimentation continued on Friday as we added salt, hot water, sugar cubes and tools to chip away at our ice shapes.  We even brought our experiments outside during recess.  

 
Allie loves to look around the classroom and copy the words that she sees.  "Icky Sticky Iguanas..." nice job, Allie :)


Cora and Olivia being silly in the block area...
 



During morning free choice, we take out the dry erase/chalk board easels.  Check out these little artistes! 
 







I is for Ice Cream!  We make some delicious homemade ice cream using only half and half, sugar and vanilla extract/cocoa.  We place the ingredients in a sandwich bag, zip it up and place it in a larger bag with rock salt and ice.  And then we SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE until the mixture firms up and has the consistency of ice cream.  The last step is to eat it...yum!