This week our Terrific Tigers continued working on the different shapes they see every day in their classroom. They are now very familiarized with circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, ovals, diamonds, & hearts. It is amazing to watch them identify the shape onto the big poster of shapes and place them in the correct place! We also talked about lines and had them walk on a straight line during Physical Education and introduced colors to them.
During Exploration Time our Tigers had lots of fun! We did some sponge painting using the sponges previously cut out in the shapes of squares. They had to dip the squared-shapped sponges into the paint and press down on a white sheet of paper! They also enjoyed unwrapping different shapes. They had a big selection of shapes wrapped in aluminium foil and they got excited taking the foil away in order to discover what shape they had found! Another day, we used these same shapes, but they worked on sorting them by color and by figures. They had to place the same kind of shapes together. One of their favorites was working with food coloring and water. In order to reinforce the concept of colors, we had small containers of water and our students placed several drops of food coloring and they actually saw how the color of the water changed right before them! After this, they placed some mini marshmallows into these mixtures and after a few minutes, took the marshmallow out and they were able to see how the marshmallows turned from white to a different color, such as red, yellow, green and blue! Finally, they were able to “taste the shapes” since they were provided with snacks in the forms of the shapes: grapes for ovals, cookies for circles, crackers for rectangles, pieces of cheeese for triangles, and pieces of apple for squares. They also enjoyed playing Bingo with the Shapes Box.
Physical Education Class was full of interesting music on shapes and they started to listen to music related to Halloween,,,,their favorite!
We have started reading books related to Halloween themes, and they seem to enjoy it very much! Some of them are able to tell us what costumes they will use for Halloween this year! Books such as Clifford´s First Halloween, Happy Halloween Biscuit, What is Halloween?, Halloween Treats, Halloween Jack, and Trick or Treat were read to them during this week.
We continue to be amazed on how much fun it is for them to bring their suprise bag and show their classmates what they have in it! They feel so special having this activity!
Next week we will be talking about hot and cold water (ice) air, sifting sand, blowing out the candles, seasons, talking about the actual season (fall) and the leaves we can find (green, orange, yellow and brown.) Finally, we will see how sorting is done (by shape and color) and review words such as how many, same and diffeent.
We are proud to mention that 3 more of our students have succesfully learned how to use the potty and are no longer wearing diapers! We are always glad to help out with this important transicion in your child´s life!