Mixing & Music

For the past couple of weeks, we have been busy mixing ingredients using measuring cups and spoons to make playdough, weaving baskets, and coloring rice for our sensory table.  Ms. Lauren and Ms. Dawn, the music teachers from the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, came to visit us in the morning and afternoon.  We made music and sang along as we read What a Wonderful World and My Aunt Came Back.  Some of us went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to learn about some of the exhibits and other friends walked over to the pond next to the school to see and feed the ducks.

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More Exploration of Cats

The children in Room 1 continue to explore cats. They have surveyed the adults in the building to find out who has cats, the names of those cats and what colors they are. We have received many lovely cat pictures in response to this survey. The children also had an opportunity to create cat sculptures using clay. As these cats have dried out, we have been painting them.

My cat has a belly button. And lip gloss. – A’Niya

My cat’s name is Fluffly. – Da’Ron

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Recently in Room 1, the children have been pretending to be cats while playing in the home living area. Some of our friends have been cooking for the cats while others pretend to be the cats. During meeting, we created a web of all the information we knew about cats. Last week, we went on an adventure to the Lawrence Library and picked up a variety books about cats.

What do you know about cats?

They growl at dogs. – Da’Ron

They eat rainbow cat food. – Maddie

Cats can do anything they want. – David

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Exploring Snow

It was quite cold when we returned from break! The friends in Room 1 were interested in all the snow that was outside and coming out of the sky. We have been exploring snow and the different properties it holds – we explored what happens when we placed the melted snow on trays outside in the cold, we talked about what clothes we should wear out in the snow and that we think the snow tastes like marshmallows. We look forward to seeing what happens when the sun warms everything up and what questions that brings.

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