Remember the Super Friend / Helping Hand chain that we restarted last week? Look at it now!
We had more gingerbread fun today, and Jingle Bell fun as well. Papa Joe had them all super excited and participating very well reading the Jingle Bell book. Then he had to calm them down a little so they could work in some centers before going outside. 😆
For centers we used some of the centers we have been using - Gingerbread girls and houses alphabet match, Gingerbread boy alphabet match, and feeling face gingerbreads but with different manipulatives for counting. We also included the sand textured upper and lower case alphabet, and Unlock It! Number Match (Lakeshore) for a different number fun. Love these locks. They enjoy counting the starts to match the numbered key with the lock, and they can read the number word on the opposite side of the lock.
While the VPK children were doing centers, and the one three year old joined in a little bit, the one and twos enjoyed some play/learning time in the playroom. After reading a few books, we worked on matching and identifying colors and shapes as we cleaned up from baby exploration. The baby typically sleeps while VPK centers are happening. Then we had a few minutes to play with our cakes, and we were off to outside! Younger children books today were:
The VPK Group had a great Jingle Bell band going on outside, most children were playing instruments, but one child was using the instrument as a microphone. Look for this band about 15 years from now. 🥁📯🎤 They also rode trikes and gave rides with the trailer, and pulled children in the 3 car wagon. Some of the younger children very gently rode the alligator teeter totter with our new little friend as she was learning how the teeter totter works. There was tons of dirt/mulch moving going on with the big trucks. They played tag, chase, kick the balls (I would say soccer but they just aren't there yet 😏), and tossed the balls.
Menu for today was:
Breakfast: Waffles, Blueberries, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Green Beans, Plums, Milk
Snack: Mango, Wheat Crackers