interests: snow and ice, snowmen, bears, hibernation
The 3's decorated hats to put on the snow people they made last week. They are now displayed on our hall bulletin board.
The 3's made winter collages using a variety of white and blue objects.
We displayed the snowflakes that both the 2's and 3's made by dropping watercolors with pipettes.
The 3s made individual paintings using cotton swabs.
The 2s also used cotton swabs, but on one long piece of paper rather than individually.
I put cups of frozen water, some with penguins inside, in the sensory tub for the 3s. They asked if they could wear goggles, so I found our stash of safety glasses. (Notice the rubber bands across the back. This keeps the glasses from sliding down noses.)
In the 2s class, we explored shaving cream in the sensory bin.
Tree blocks, fiberfill, and bears. The 3s enjoyed making bear dens, inspired from the book "Bear Snores On". I removed the small gems for the 2s class.
White play dough and counting bears! The preschoolers loved pretending the bears were in snow.
My co-teacher decided to put plexi-glass page holders at the writing table to be used as miniature easels. Writing and drawing on a vertical surface helps strengthen the muscles in the wrist.
The 3s had the opportunity to string wooden beads on chenille stems.
Both the 2s and 3s enjoyed pretending to make hot cocoa in our dramatics area!
Our dress-up cart had lots of winter clothing and accessories.
One of our tray activities last week in the 3s class was spooning marbles into a recycled tray. (We used number stickers on the tray.)
We don't get snow often in Portland, Oregon. How exciting that it started snowing during the 3s class! I quickly opened the door so we could run out and taste the snowflakes.
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