This group is awesome! We were working on a special project for our families, so I didn’t get to see much of what was happening, but I couldn’t help but hear much of what was going on inside.
First of all, we were lucky to have Josh, Elliette’s Dad, talk with the kids about Hanukkah and dreidels. He brought each of them their very own dreidel and they were busy practicing for quite a while before placing it in their cubby only to be brought out again later for more practicing!
Ali was outside almost the entire morning with many kids. She told me that they were working really well working together and problem solving when there were difficulties.
The water table has a foam pad in it with soap and water on top. I could see the proprioceptive senses working overtime with a couple of the kids as they pushed down on the 4 inches of foam bringing up warm soapy water.
The sensory table had bubber today. It looks a bit like play dough, but it is more like kinetic sand, solid one minute than slipping into a liquid like form. Kids were using various cookie cutters to create shapes.
We read about out last “Can Do Kid” today, Seyi. All twelve of our “Can Do Kids” are now up on the bulletin board in the front of the room. Invitations for the winter celebration went home today. Be sure to search for it so you know the time and the place. I talked with the kids about what fruit and veggie they would like to bring and was happy to hear a variety of answers giving us a good chance our soup will not be strictly carrot, nor will out fruit salad be apple!
My thanks to George and Ali for all of their help today!