Welcome back! Winter break is over, and we’re very happy to see you again! We missed our Tiny Turtles very much!
Kids are loving their routine, and their daily activities, throughout the class day. In creativity we made some snowflakes, using a white crayon, water, and blue paint. Another project that they really enjoyed was the snow tree, made out of glue and salt, Kids loved to feel the texture of, and mixing it with glue. Tiny Turtles like to paint, but this activity had a little twist: painting a white piece of paper using a golf ball and blue paint. Since the white piece of paper was inside a tray, our students had to move and shake the tray so the ball could roll inside, marking the paper. A little play dough time was fun using the shape cutters and making “snowballs”, too.
Due to weather conditions, instead of recess, we have had some movie time with “Frozen”.
Gym time was all about getting active, we pretended to play winter sports, like skating and skiing, doing the motions and using the balance beams. One of the favorite activities of our kiddos is the obstacle course mat, they get to crawl, jump and balance over the mats several times. Snowflake was one of the main topics for this week, so we played a song called “Little Snowflake” by Super Simple Songs, they were really into it, and they got to throw laminated snowflakes all around the gym.
Books we read this week: “Frosty the Snowman” and “Ben and the Cold”.
Vocabulary words: Introduce winter: snow, snowman, and snowflake. Seasons change: Winter / summer, Cold / Hot. Winter fun: Sports.
Next week vocabulary words: Winter clothes & shoes: boots, Coat/ jacket, Mittens/ Gloves, Cap/ Hat, Penguins – Ice, water, cave.