Archive | February, 2015

Exploring transportation

19 Feb

We have been having a great time exploring transportation as a class. We have been talking about different kinds of transportation in circle time, incorporating transportation into our favorite ‘thinking about’ song where we dramatically act out being racecars, rocket ships, airplanes, bicycles and trains. During free play the children create trains and boats to Israel, and in building they are really focusing on building garages for their cars out of magna tiles and making monster trucks, rockets and cars out of bristle blocks. The other day we went on a walk down the dead end road to look at and listen to cars and count cars.

Building garages and monster trucks and other things out of magna tiles and bristle blocks.

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Going on a walk to explore cars, talking about them and listening to them. It was an added treat that the fedex truck was on our dead end street when we went up there.

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Meanwhile this week My Gym was so much fun with bowling. The children really enjoy the weekly routine and stretches, activities, songs and stories that the My Gym instructor brings.

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Adding feathers and making glitter play dough has led to renewed creativity with the children making lots of snowmen and food in their play dough play.

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The gym is an area where creativity and play abound. Whether it is putting cones on their hands, building forts out of cones and the bleachers or castles on the floor, imagination knows no limit and everyone is really enjoying playing together.

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We have been making the most of all this February sunshine and having lots of fun outside on the bikes, the climber and in the sandbox where castles are built daily. The bikes, car and rocket ship tie nicely into all we are learning about transportation

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Classroom time continues to be a good mix of focused fine motor skills like puzzles and beading and great cooperative play time and growing friendships.

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The school hot lunch program that some children get on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is a big hit.

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We are excited to continue exciting transportation explorations and to start talking about Purim in the coming weeks.