Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Coming to an end of a great 2011!

We've been so busy since our November break...'s what we've been up to:

Stella has been using our bead stairs to add.

Leo has been using the movable alphabet and the sandpaper letters.

Connor has been practicing writing his numerals on a dry erase template.

Noni and Kai have been enjoying all the new materials in the Practical Life area--practicing concentration, coordination, order, and independence.

Katie uses our bubble making material. First she pours the water...

...then she uses a wisk to create bubbles!

We made winter ornaments out of a delicious smelling dough. Here's the recipe:

1 cup applesauce
1 cup ground cloves(or cinnamon)
mix it all up until its a dough consistency

Noni is decorating her ornament with shiny beads!

Connnor is using our sound material. He matches objects that have the first sound of each letter in the alphabet. This is great preparation for both reading and writing.

Three friends using language materials. All the materials meet the needs of where each child is at. Lucy is reading her word lists and then writing each word. Calea is practicing ending sounds with dry erase cards. Noni is developing her motor memory for each sound symbol (also using dry erase markers to trace).

Calea is matching objects to words with this language material.

Noni uses panda bears as counters.

We look forward to a wonderful 2012!!!

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