Miss Sally's class on is a safari. They are using their binoculars to get a better view of the animals in the rainforest! These amazing children can tell you which animals live in the different layers of the rainforest!
We began the unit by looking at our playground the way it looks today and the way it may have looked hundreds of years ago, without the play sets, bridge, and houses across the Sheepscot. The book, Thanks to the animals, by Passamaquoddy author, Allen Sockabasin, provided the jumping off point for learning about Native American cultures. We're learning Passamaquoddy animal names through games and acting out stories using stuffed animals. The brick room is now a Wabanaki village, where the children can wear deerskin tunics and play with pretend fish, berries, nuts and shell fish.
The PreK-Kindergarten Classroom started swim lessons at Wiscasset Community Center today. We want to thank the Wiscasset Community Center, Todd Souza and Lori LaPointe for helping to put it all together. A Big Yellow School bus provided the transportation, of course that was a very big deal! It's a wonderful opportunity for our school and most especially for the children.
It's been a month of color in the toddler room. The two year olds have been brightening up our room red dot painting, orange water coloring, green leaf printing and blue shaving cream finger painting!
They have squeezed, rolled and cut lots of play dough and practiced matching the colors. Also, searched for different colors (green grass, blue sky) on our playground.
This picture shows a progression of skills. The picture on the left shows Miss Kristy's class exploring with nature and color. The middle picture shows Miss Vicky's class learning about the mixing of primary colors to create new colors using symmetry. The picture on the right shows how colors mix to create symmetry in nature. The sophistication of the lessons is greater as the children develop through their years at SVCH.