The most wonderful time of year! we always have so much fun during the holiday season. This month we learned about the holidays, did lots of math games, a few science experiments and had many festive story times!
Lots of early learning literacy this month as well! Using the season as our theme, we did a few letter days. S is for snowman, B is for bell, and T is for tree. We had a Grinch day where we worked on a paper that answered the question: What would you do to make the Grinch grin? We also did a scavenger hunt where we hid holiday cut outs around the room. Going square by square on our list, we found the objects in order, which was a fun way to practice following directions, word recognition as well as counting (how many do we have left to find ?).
Science is always fun when the weather starts to get colder because we can use that as a backdrop to so many different experiements. One of the class favorites was seeing how long ice takes to form. On one of our extremely cold days, we filled a plastic bowl half way with water. We checked the bowl every hour. We noticed the changes in the water: after the first hour it was cold, the second hour it started to freeze on the top. The next day we used the same ice in the opposite way, we brought our ice inside to see how long it would take to melt in our warm classroom.
Looking forward to more winter fun and learning next month !