The girls have been having so much fun exploring endless opportunities in our classroom to explore and have fun with using scissors, squeezing sponges full of soap, transferring rainbow rice from one cup to another, or using clothes pins and tongs to transfer pom poms… They are building strength, especially in their hands which is needed to begin turning their scribbles into lines and curves… Art and early writing skills are all bundled together. Using crayons, pencils, markers, etc. encourages them to explore, spark their creativity, and collaborate with their friends. Their conversations are so interesting as they share with each other what their drawings, lines, and curves mean to them. They are beginning to understand that writing is made up of lines, curves and dots… This is just the beginning....
These first few days of school have been filled with all kinds of feelings…mostly excited, happy, curious…and of course a few anxious moments as well!!! Your girls have already stolen our hearts and we are so excited to begin this journey with them!!!!
…as Max says, “Let the wild rumpus start!” -Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things
Just a few concepts…..