Today we traced ovals, use dot markers to trace letter Ii and the first letter of their names. We also painted with frozen paint and drew self portraits. As a group we searched for letter Ii and used dot markers. They are all doing so well and having so much fun!
We practiced using scissors today. The older kids cut their own bowls for their Ice Cream Sundae name project. We snipped paper and yarn today. We glued the yarn to paper so we snuck in some practice using glue as well! They had the choice of playing with play dough or kinetic sand to make pretend ice cream cones!
We spend as much time as we can outdoors when it is not too hot! We used shaving cream and glue to paint ice cream cones and topped the cones off with sprinkles!
We used a Q-tip to paint dots on a crayon, each child was able to choose the color they wanted to use.
As a group we used dot markers to find their own names and the letter Ii.
We played with play dough making ice cream cups and cones using beads as sprinkles!
We built letters with stackable counters.
We've had some fun with our ice cream shop! They have made ice cream cones, banana splits and bowls full of ice cream.
Children learn through imagining and doing. Children are always using their imaginations. Have you ever seen your child pick up a block and pretend it's a train? They are using an object to represent something else while giving it action and motion. Pretend play is not as simple as it may seem. The process of pretending builds skills in many essential developmental areas. Dramatic play supports social and emotional skills, math and literacy, fine motor skills and so much more. Let their imaginations run free!
Sensory bins provide children with the opportunity to learn and explore through hands on play. They can improve fine motor skills through pouring, scooping, pinching, and stirring. Sensory bins also promote conversations with their peers and teacher. This is our “Back to School” sensory bin.
We talked about all the wonderful things we are going to do and learn this year. We will play, learn and have fun! I gave each of them a play dough ball. I explained if the magic play dough changes color it will be a great year, and they will be preschool superstars. They squished the play dough.......it changed colors so looks like we are going to have a SUPER year!