We continued learning all about St. Patrick’s Day this week! The children completed an experiment where they tried sinking a “Pot of Gold” into water. We also completed many more art projects around St. Patrick’s day and even made Shamrock Shakes!
The children used coins and put them into a bowl and tried to sink the “Pot of Gold” to the bottom of the water. After placing many coins into the bowl, we finally sunk it to the bottom!
Counting gold coins
Making the Irish flag
“Pot of Gold” painting
Marble painting the colors of the Irish flag and playing a St. Patrick’s Day Bingo game
“Leprechaun Yoga” and Shamrock hop scotch
Shamrock shakes and playing in the St. Patrick’s Day themed sensory bin
Practicing the Pledge of Allegiance during circle time
- Our Easter parade is Wednesday, March 28th at 11:00!
- The center will be ClOSED Friday, March 30th for Good Friday.
This week we talked all about St. Patrick’s Day! We talked about colors, items and people that are associated with St. Patrick’s Day. The children learned what a “Leprechaun” is and that we associate the color green with St. Patrick’s Day. We also talked about Shamrocks and discussed that they are green and they are a symbol of good luck!
Hand print rainbows
Folding paper with the colors of the Irish flag (Green & Orange paint) to make a cool design!
Texture painting with Green & rainbow colors
Coloring our shamrocks Green and playing with Green sensory bags
Playing a “Pot of Gold” counting game
Fine Motor Practice: Stringing Cheerios through pipe cleaners
Fun Parachute play!
- Our St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser will be Thursday, March 15th from 5:30-7:30pm.
- We need your help making a 3 & 4 year old gift card board. Please bring in a gift card for our board and turn it into your child’s teacher (any amount of your choosing is greatly appreciated).
This week we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday! We read a different Dr. Seuss book every day of the week and completed projects around the books we read. We read, Ten Apples Up on Top, One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish, Red Fish, Oh The Places You’ll Go, Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss’ ABC’s.
Putting stripes on Dr. Seuss’ hat
Block stacking “Ten Apples Up on Top”
Lorax tree counting
“One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” patterns
Counting fish and making fish bowls
“Horton Hears a Who” game! Catching butterflies from an elephants trunk
We are a Bucket Filling classroom! 🙂
This week we learned what it means to be a Bucket Filler. The children learned that being a Bucket Filler means that we show our friends and teachers that we are kind, helpful, and caring. We learned that it is important to be kind to our friends and teachers because it shows them that we care about them! If the children showed that they were kind or helpful towards their teachers or friends then they were awarded a star in their “bucket”.
Decorating our “buckets”
Decorating stars to go into our buckets
We made a class list of ways to show that we are a Bucket Filling classroom!
Fine motor practice: Picking up pom-poms with tweezers and transferring them to fill up a bucket.
Being kind to our friends by giving them hugs!
Working together to build a train track and playing together in the kitchen area.
Playing on the play ground!
- Our St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser will be on Thursday, March 15th.
- 5:30-7:30pm in the gym.
- $25 per family
- Includes dinner & drinks for 2-5 members
- We need your help in collecting items for our silent auction! Please bring in GIFT CARDS that will make up a 3 and 4 year old gift card board.
- Gift cards will be due to your child’s teacher by March 9th.
We celebrated Valentine’s Day in our classroom this week! The children exchanged Valentine cards with each other and we had a Valentine’s Day party to celebrate all of the love! We also made some more Valentine’s crafts this week and completed many activities using hearts.
Exchanging Valentine cards with friends
Valentine’s Day class party with Oreo’s and ice cream!
Decorating our Valentine bags
Matching heart math game!
Making heart wreaths
Playing with rose petals in the sensory bin
Heart hop scotch and bean bag toss
“Mailing out” Valentine cards
- The center will be ClOSED Monday, February 19th for a Teacher-In-Service day.
We spent the week talking about Valentine’s Day! We talked about how we can show people that we love them and how it feels to be loved. The children completed many art projects with hearts and we used hearts for many other activities!
Making heart people
“I love you to pieces” craft
How many hearts can you hold? We asked the children to predict how many hearts they thought they could hold in their hands. We found out that everyone could hold more than they thought!
Painting a heart using cotton balls and using cookie cutter hearts in play dough
Practicing our cutting
Practicing our computer skills!
This week we talked all about bears and hibernation. The children learned that bears hibernate all winter long and they wake up in the spring. We talked about why bears are really hungry when they wake up from hibernating. We said because they were too busy sleeping all winter long! We asked the children what they think bears eat and they said, fish and berries.
Paper plate bears and bear paws
Determining whether a bear was small, medium, or large and placing the bear on the correct size spot.
“H” is for Hibernation craft
Graphing bears by their color
Playing with bears in kitchen area
Fun in the snow!
- The center will be CLOSED Monday, February 19th for a teacher in-service day.