We begin our study of the night with questions such as,what is a routine, what is your nightly routine at home, what might we see at night that we don't see during the day, and what animals might be awake at night while we are snug in our beds? Of course these animals of the night are our Nocturnal friends! And, lastly, what are some changes we see in nature as we also explore the change of seasons all around us. The girls have enjoyed many new areas of interest around our classroom encouraging their interest in new provacations such as the tree house where they can "camp out" with the nocturnal animals where we are building a tree house for the animals. We have a "Pumpkin Letter Recognition Center" at the tactile table, a "Pumpkin Patch" number recognition center where they are corresponding the number of seeds to the number on the pumpkins, We continue to trace shapes, work with playdough building pumpkins, fall leaves, and Nocturnal animals, In the block area there are Nocturnal animals, a tree, and plenty of blocks for creativity in building homes for these animals and they have been very imaginative in this center! Many new puzzles have been added to the shelves to also support interest in our new explorations! We are also working on some wonderful water color trees as we observe, draw, and watercolor a favorite tree we are "observing" for seasonal change. Lots to do and many fun activities we would love to share in the following pictures! Enjoy!
This is the play dough center which teaches creativity and strengthens their fine motor.
The pumpkin patch center encourages letter recognition of both the upper and lower case letters.
This center is pumpkin patch counting and it teaches number recognition and one to one correspondence.
The block center teaches cooperation with their friends.and oral language development.