Winter is coming and with it comes winter fun. This week we began learning about animals in the winter and how some of them Hibernate, some Migrate and others Adapt. We also spoke about how winter is cold and cold changes things. Cold changes the clothes we wear, the activities we do outside, the plants outside, the way animals live and behave and cold even changes water into ice.
We reviewed the concept of small, medium and large, practiced gluing, painting, working with small pieces, ripping and crumpling tissue paper and developing our fine motor skills in general while making these beautiful Snowman pictures.
This weeks highlights from center time included: coloring the snowman winter scene on a vertical surface which is great for building arm strength requires for future writing; rolling play-doh flat and working with winter themed cookie cutters; counting and number recognition with snowman buttons; enjoying new winter books in the classroom library; making letters out of blocks and a guest reader.