Friday, September 20, 2019

September 16th - September 20th

Sensory Activities

Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing.  Sensory activities promote exploration and naturally encourage children to use their senses while they play, create, investigate and explore.

The Fall Sensory bin is filled with leaves, acorns, pumpkins, gourds, and cinnamon sticks.  The children enjoyed exploring these items. 









Playing with play dough is a great way to help children develop their fine motor skills.  All that rolling, squeezing, pinching and patting is great for little hands and fingers.

We used red, green and yellow play dough to make apples for our orchards.




Apple Taste Testing
We explored a red, a yellow, and a green apple.  We compared size and taste.  We were not fans of the green apple at all!  The red apple was definitely a crowd pleaser :)








Apple Sorting
We reinforced our classifying skills by sorting apples by color: red, yellow and green.













We are continuing to review and learn new Montessori material.  Here are a few of our friends working with the Pink Tower and Brown Stairs.
















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Fostering a child's independence is an important aspect to development.  In Nursery 3 the children begin their independence journey.  Many of the children are struggling in pulling up their pants after using the bathroom.  I am always willing to assist after they have given it a good try; I ask that you do the same.  Encourage them to try themselves and then praise them for the attempt/completed task.


SPECIALS
GYM is on days 2, 5 and 6 - CHILDREN MUST HAVE SHOES THAT LACE/VELCRO TO PARTICIPATE. THIS IS FOR THEIR SAFETY. 
Music is on days 1 and 3
Library is on day 4
STEAM is on day 6
Art is day 1

Image result for BOOK CLIP ART KIDSThank you to all who ordered Scholastic Books!  Each order gives us free books for our classroom library!




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We had our first fire drill!
We will practice safety drills with the entire school throughout the course of the school year.  Prior to the drills there is a lot of conversation about the drill and what we do with ourselves to keep us safe.  We had our first fire drill this week.  As a class we talked about why we get out of the building, firemen are helpers, and the loud bell is not scary just telling us to get out. The bell was startling however, we did a great job!
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-SCHOOL BEGINS AT 7:50.  PLEASE BE ON TIME.
-Please LABEL everything.  
-Do not send in (toy) items from home unless it is something that has been discussed.  We can not be responsible for toys that get misplaced or broken. Toys are still coming in.
-You can subscribe to the blog by entering your email in the "follow by email" block on the right hand side.
-Be sure to check out the "Specials" teacher blogs to see the fun things the kids are doing there. (We have had gym, music, & STEAM)
-GYM days for next week are Monday, Thursday and Friday.
-Folders should come to school everyday.


Have a terrific weekend!
Mrs. Devenney 

September 16th - September 20th

Sensory Activities Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and...