Monday, October 10, 2016

Apple Experiment

Today we started our Apple Experiment!


By the end of the day we started noticing the apples were changing a little. We can't wait to see what tomorrow brings! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Picking Apples

It's fall in our classroom! I have been working with the kids to improve their fine motor skills. Today we picked apples!

We started with really light, easy to pinch apples.

Then we moved on to a little trickier apples.

Finally the picked the really heavy apples!

Increasing the weight of the apples helps to build hand strength which helps improve fine motor skills!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Pet Shop Game

As we wrap up our pet unit, we learned the Pet Shop Game. This game is designed to help us to practice counting on. We practiced starting at 2 instead of one.

We sang:

Down around the corner at the new Pet Store,
A dog had one bone, but he wanted more!

Then we added dog bones until the dog had the number written on his belly.

We used our fine motor skills to connect the bones and our super math skills to count on starting at number two!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sensory Bottles


This year we are loving the sensory bottles. These bottles are a great way to start thinking conversation. What things float? What sinks? How do you make it swirl?

They are super easy to make and great activity to peak curiosity :)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Our new tablet!

We used our new tablet for the first time today!

Today we played a game that practice following directions and using our hand-eye coordination. Today we played "Zuzu's Bananas." If you have a tablet at home, you should check it out!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Bird Seed Sensory Bin

Our very first sensory bin this year was filled with bird seed. 

We used funnels and strainers to separate bird seed. :)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Mirror Drawings

Today the kids did some special drawing!
They drew on a mirror with window markers. 😊 The mirror was on a shelf back which helps build their arm strength and fine motor skills! They had a blast!