Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Happy New Year! January brings with it cold weather and snow which for RSG! = FUN!!!! We are full swing with our Winter Wonderland programming. We started the month off with a very appropriate snow day for the first week of SNOW! We enjoyed exploring snow in the classroom. We made 'snowy day' pictures, painted with cotton balls and even brought in snow and dyed it with food coloring. It was cool! hee hee

This week we're enjoying playing with WARM WINTER CLOTHES. Mitten matches, dancing with mittens, scarves and hats, dress-up and actually putting on our own winter clothes and going out in the snow are just a few of the fun activities planned for this week.

Next week we'll experiment with ICE and we'll round out the final week with WARM WINTER FOODS! YUM. January may be cold and yikky out, but it's great material for learning! Hope you'll join us and expand in the learning at home. Have a great month!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Keeping Busy

We've been keeping busy this week with activities involved around our fingers and hands. December is Our Bodies month so we'll have fun discovering all the different parts of our own bodies. This is one of my favorite months because we get to do so much discovery and sensory play.

There's lots of colds going around and one case of pink eye, so it seems a snow day is just what the doctor ordered. We're looking forward to getting back into the swing of things tomorrow.

We have a new family visiting on Friday. We're looking forward to having them here. We'll keep you posted on the outcome.

Hope everyone is staying safe and warm.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blankets and Pillows

Ahhh, what a warm and cozy week we had. Ya gotta love blankets and pillows as a theme! We did lots of snuggling and reading books, we played with the tunnel with a blanket over it, we had coloring picnics and puzzle picnics, we played in shaving cream, painted a class quilt and played with cotton balls in the sensory table. We rounded out the week with a pajama party (okay, well, ASHLEY remembered to come in her jams!! LOL) But one of the best things of the week was the continued warm weather.

We're looking forward to next week and our Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday. We'll be sure to take and post some pictures! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Terrible Blogger

Oh I've been a terrible blogger! I'll try to get some pictures posted soon. In the meantime we've been enjoying our new theme Around the House. This week was "Pets". We've had fun talking about and pretending to be different pets. We made fish bowls and also made animal shapes in playdough with cookie cutters. But I have to save, the favorite thing this week was definitely playing in the leaves! We raked a HUGE pile and had fun running through, jumping in and kicking, and throwing over our heads. We also put some at the bottom of the slides and slid through them. Oh what fun!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall Festival - Farm Week

We've been busy this week! Lots to do. You just can't fail when it comes to Farm Week! The kids are enjoying playing with the various farm animals, checking out the buckwheat hulls in the sensory table, singing songs, movement activities and of course, playing outside! We got to watch the neighbors trees get taken down today. The men were way up high in the trees like monkeys. It was cool! It may be a short week, but it's a busy one! :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Buddy Walk

Please check out pictures from the Buddy Walk on Chloe's blog by clicking HERE.