Isn't the weather awesome today. It was a " take our jackets off" kind of day!
One of the three year olds was writing in his journal and I heard him say " Mc Donalds!" I asked him was drawing Md Donalds and he pointed to the M he had made and said " Mmm". Made my day. Light Bulb moments are great !
Today we concluded our transportation unit. I think the kids have really enjoyed this time we have spent looking at all the ways we travel. For small group today we took the felt board pieces and the " transportation " pieces and the kids sorted them where they belong. A non appropriate way to do this type of activity would be hand them a work sheet to color or cut out or draw lines from one thing to another. This is a more appropriate way to play and find out what they know. I asked the kids in circle time what is their favorite thing they we have done lately. Some kids said the train visit and some said the ramp. Hands on / real experiences - this is what kids remember.
I got a new wonderful sorting basket at the thrift store yesterday afternoon. I know.. it looks like a chip and dips bowl but you are mistaken! I find the BEST teaching aids at the thrift store. Today Danny sorted the cars by color.
Happy Friday !