Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The children have been making these snowflakes to decorate the classroom.

Tank still loves this work...and it is great for developing his fine motor skills.

Stamping a number grid,
Button and Zipper frames...

Tank took the pink tower off the shelf and then put it back on the shelf...over and over again.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tiger working with the button frame.

One of those moments when the other children were interested in how their classmate was tackling the work.
Our learning focus for the past week and this week is Europe. We have been reading some European Fairytales each day. Today we read Puss in Boots.

For art today we made sculptures with packing noodles and pipe cleaners....most of the children decided to make their letters.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Tiger getting ready to make a rectangle inset.

Tank is very careful to put everything back where it belongs. He has a little trouble getting the floor brush back on it hook. He perservered and finally did it.....you should have seen his face.

Flowerpot had a great time making her letters in the sandtray.

Sparkle worked hard on insets this morning.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tank loves any kind of transferring work......but if you add water it is even more appealing.
Peanut making star maps of constellations.

Iish working with the cylinder blocks.

This little book filled with pictures of the children is a great conversation starter.

Some nice, soft, fluffy snow to play in today...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tank is ready to enjoy the jumbo peg board. Princess always likes to try any new practical life work....even it is something she has mastered.

Tank loves to take the knobless cylinders out of the box and then place them back in again....
Playing with the Wedgits together....

Before we went outside this afternoon we made sand maps of Europe.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Who can resist this colourful work?

Tank just loves putting on my boots....he is such a cutie!
We have really been enjoying our time outside this week. The weather has been warm for this time of year. We have had a little fresh snow to cover the really icy conditions from last week.

Painting while listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons for inspiration.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Princess and Tank were watching Peanut, who was carefully working with our "care of plants" tray.

Tank really is a little too young for this work...but he loves it. He spent 20mins working with these little boxes. First opening them all to see the surprise inside, then feeling all the little toys inside and finally trying to put the lids back on. He was working on his fine motor skills and his concentration.

Working with metal insets...

Dry pouring with a funnel...

Comparing shades of orange...
Making words....

Happy Valentine's Day!

We made these sugar cookies this morning....they were really good!

Teddy Bear Tea party to celebrate Valentine's Day!
MYC music class with Mrs. Becca!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lot's of Valentine's Practical Life work happening today.

Opening and closing little heart boxes.

Transferring with tweezers.

Dry pouring wide to narrow mouth with a funnel and red sand..

Iish exploring with the Geometric Solids.
We made nature ice ornaments......I hope they freeze overnight.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Transferring snowflakes...
counting the blocks in the pink tower

Wedgits are always popular.

Making a punchwork Valentine's card.

Princess amazed me today...she got out the moveable alphabet and made some words...wow!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I showed Tiger and Merlin how to play the Math Dice Game.