Thursday, January 19, 2017

Farewell to the fabulous 2016!

Hello Purple Room Families,

The month of December passed quickly with festive celebrations in our homes and in our classroom. Our children were thoroughly excited about the fun winter and holiday projects.

Friends beaded candy canes to create ornaments for the tree...



Finding the coolest spot to hang their ornaments :)






Picking supplies to decorate the snowflake ornaments that they wanted to hang on the tree as well...



Decorating snowflakes...






Reading about the legend of poinsettia and creating the related canvas art with sponge painting!






Making the delicious gingerbread!






Enjoying the gingerbread during outdoor time!



Snowflake stamping...



Creating a tree by sorting the paper strips by size from the wide base to the tippy top...


That spatial awareness and sequencing is a great pre-math skill!






Making snowmen...









Creating a snowmen village/town...



Making the SWEATER as a holiday gift for parents!












Thanks to all the families to stop by for cookie decoration!



Caroling!



For letter D, friends enjoyed making dog puppets. Even with the same supplies, each one came out so different and unique!






Dot art...






Enjoying pajama day with some hot chocolate!!!






Waffle fun!!!















Hope everyone had a fun and restful holiday! Happy new year!

Keep seeing you all around,

Hugs,
Teacher Rashida.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Letters N and T

Hello Purple Room Families,

We were all happy to reunite after the Thanksgiving break and our kiddos shared all about the fun they had. Soon we got involved in our weekly letters, as many of our kids are inquisitive to know what the letter of the week is.

Letter N
We started our Nature walk. Children got a checklist and a clipboard to check off things as they found...










The next day we went to collect some natural/found materials...






They collaged their collection...






Then the children made contact paper nature art by laying down materials in a creative way..









We also made and enjoyed NACHOS! We set it up like a self-serve restaurant and friends made their own plates with their own choice of nacho ingredients. They had quite a few to choose from, and each had their own take on a proper nacho recipe. :)






We also collaged letter N with nests and nets...






Working on "This is Me in November"



Letter T

The highlight of letter T week was the game of Tic Tac Toe. We introduced the game and discussions ran for quite a while. We learned about vertical, horizontal, diagonal lines, turn taking, making moves, and thinking ahead. :)









Tissue art...






Collaging letter T with tape art...






We also learned the difference between a gentle TOSS and an overhand THROW using bean bags and practicing our aim.






We made TEAL and for someone TURQUOISE play dough...



They loved creating figures out of TINKER TOYS...



And made TORCHES...









Learned the skill of TOPS spinning...







Practicing TRACING...



Made TOWERS...



Made TRAIN TRACKS with TUNNELS...



Our engagement with letters, activities, and fun continues to the next episode! Stay tuned :)

Till then , keep seeing you all around,

Hugs,
Teacher Rashida.