Friday, April 16, 2021

April 12-16

☆Sensory Play☆ 

Sensory activities stimulate a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing.  These types of activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. 

This week we grew water beads for our sensory table.

We place very small beads into our bins.  As a group we talked about how small the beads were, what the felt like and what colors we saw.

We then added water.  We checked on the beads throughout the day to observe the change in size.

Look how much the beads grew!

I added some bugs, fireflies and butterflies so that the children could search for them.  They used tweezers, tongs, small cups, and their fingers to sift through the beads and pull out the items. 

Ms. Kerno let us explore he water bead calm down jars too!

  • Please pack at least two napkins (three if your child attends Plus) and utensils in your child’s lunch box everyday.

  • We are excited to begin our Mystery Reader program! Please refer to the email from Mrs. Barrera for more details and let me know if you would like to sign up to read to the class.

  • We will be having a school-wide waste free lunch day on Thursday, April 22nd, to celebrate Earth Day. More information can be found here.

  • KINDERGARTEN ONLY - Since we will be engaging in Earth Day activities on Thursday, April 22, students may wear their gym uniforms. 

  • There will be a tag day on Friday, April 23, for Autism Awareness and Acceptance. Please bring in $1.00 and wear blue. All money raised will be donated to the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

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