We started our week off with some new books and new facts about George Washington. We are beginning to learn quite a bit. Why did George Washington wear a wig? Ask one of the students from the Friday group! We had quite the discussion about it on Friday.
Our Sunnybrook friends have been enjoying some new activities we have added to the Practical Life area. One is a clothes line where they practice hanging towels and take them down to fold them again. I’ve never seen such delight in folding laundry. You may want to keep that in mind next time you have a big laundry basket of clothes to put away. You could probably enlist a very willing helper.
We have also been busy stringing beads and sewing buttons onto fabric…not an easy task, but some children have been quite successful at it. In other areas, we’ve been working with the Number Rods, the Short Chains, tracing the geography puzzles and doing some Sight Word Bingo. The Friday group enjoyed exploring some “less than” and “greater than” concepts by trying to decide which number would fill up the alligator the most. We used some really big numbers because he was quite hungry.
Our highlight of the week was a very special visitor from Believe in Books…Corduroy! The children enjoyed a Corduroy Halloween story and received a special book. What a great program!