Here's a peek at some of what we got up to last month:
- the beading tray is always a favorite.
- threading beads on a string and building vertical bead patterns.
- matching clothespin colors
- working on a shamrock puzzle
- working on buckling
- building composite shapes
- counting green glass pebbles and putting them in pots
- hiding and finding Cat in the Hat erasers in the lock box
- transferring green balls with tongs
- playing Memory with the covers of Dr. Seuss books
- The number board is still a popular choice.
- assembling a flashlight
- writing letters
- spring dot art
- weaving St. Patrick's Day ribbons
The sensory bin is visited several times a day. Scooping and pouring split peas is so enjoyable!
This last month we've been focusing on counting accurately. We've practiced behaviors like lining up objects to make them easier to count, saying only one number for each object, knowing that the last number said tells the total.
Touch your nose when you know how many coins are in your pot!
Each pot had a different amount. After finding totals we were able to do some comparison of more and less. And even a little "How many more does he have?" Such good little thinkers!
We say the alphabet every day and everyone LOVES getting a turn to point at the chart.
We've practiced the letters P and R and A for handwriting. We're working on the sightwords see and can. The kids are getting better at recognizing rhyming words.
They're getting very creative with the blocks. One class worked together to build tall towers and had fun seeing what they could drop down inside.
I put out the marble track this month and it has been a favorite choice.
It's so exciting to see how they've grown and matured since the fall. Their fine motor skills are becoming more refined and their imaginations are blossoming. They're growing so quickly and it's a privilege to get to be a part of it.