The children in room 1 have been very interested in fire safety. We took a trip to the Ivy Tech Community College to see if they are fire safety in their school.
The children in room 1 have been learning about fire trucks, fire fighters, and fire safety. We have been doing observational drawings of fire trucks and watching YouTube videos on the importance of what to do when a fire happens.
The children in room 1 are ready for spring! We have been enjoying the warmer weather and getting out doors and exploring the new growing flowers that are coming up. We are seeing new purple and yellow flowers growing. We have also been doing research on the names of the flowers by reading books and going to YouTube to see how flowers grow and what they need to grow. Water, Dirt and Sun.
This week we have been exploring our most favorite activities. We enjoy doing our shaving cream and watercolors, playdough and water balls.
This week in room 1 we have been doing literacy activities. We have been reading the rainbow fish and the rainbow with to the rescue. We enjoyed the book so much that we make our own rainbow fish using playdough and beads. The children enjoyed doing the activity and learned a lot from reading the story.
This week we teamed up with room 3 at the Gillilate building and went to the Fort Harrison State Park. We took pictures of the beautiful pictures of the park and we will take a the photos and turn them into puzzles. We all are working together to make a beautiful puzzle.
The children of Room 1 have been very interested in all different types of puzzles. Today, we used granite tiles to see if we could make one of our own! First, the children simply took a plain tile and hammered it until it broke. Once it had cracked and we had lots of pieces, we took it to see if we could put it back together. The children quickly discovered that getting it back to its original state was almost impossible! Because of this, we brought out some of the puzzles that they already had in the classroom and discussed the characteristics. It didn’t take long for the children to discover that the pictures and particular lines of the puzzles where what we used to understand how to correctly reassemble them. With this, the children took a blank, unbroken tile and added their own artwork to it. Like the first, this tile was broken into pieces and explored by the children. This time, the children had lots of success putting their puzzle together!
Jamiya: It’s a glass puzzle!
Adrian: It’s not like an easy puzzle.
Christian: Yeah, ‘cuz we smashed it!
Daniel: It’s my puzzle.
Jamiya: This one stickin’ together!
Daniel: The pieces are big.
Today the students of the room are celebrating Halloween. The children have been going around the building trick or treating, pumpkin carving and enjoying dressing up as their favorite super hero or cartoon charter. The children really enjoyed the day and are happy to go home with lots of candy!
Room 1 has been going out into the community. We have taken trips to see a horse ranch, international grocery store and Ft. Harrison state park. We enjoy very much seeing what our environment has to offer.
We have been spending lots of time outdoors exploring our neighborhood. We have seen homes being built and neighborhoods expanded. We also enjoy going outside and feeding the ducks at the pond. We are enjoying ourselves and the many things our neighborhood had to offer.