January 5, 2022 | Kristen Jordan
We were all very happy to be back in one another’s company in the Rivers Classroom today!
It was very exciting to welcome a new friend, Brady, to our class. The children were warm and inviting with each other and played and worked together beautifully. And it was helpful to all of the children to be reminded of our routines and schedule throughout our day after a nice long vacation!
Children engaged in familiar activities and some new activities today. Children tried their hands at some new puzzles that were out in the classroom.
Ms Gluckow introduced children to blocks and they enjoyed thinking about how they might build with them. They will continue to meet each of the blocks and work on construction with them. We have a group that loves to build!
Children worked on slowly making circles by tracing with chalk on a vertical surface, making sure to use their “helping hand” to hold the paper still. Drawing on a vertical surface with “gritty” writing tools like chalk and construction paper (not smooth tools or paper), can help to build arm strength and fine motor strength.
And one more big activity that children worked on today was sorting and counting all of the baby food that came in. It was lots of work but they did an amazing job of separating each different type and they engaged in lots of great counting practice!
We are thrilled to be back together!