Hello Room 21 Families!
We had another amazing week here in Room 21. We are continuing to make great progress in building relationships with our new friends and teachers. Although it was a short week, we managed to keep very busy!
Playing and working with “fluff” seems to be a favorite with your children! This week we made a new batch and made it apple scented in the spirit of Rosh Hashanah. By mixing corn starch, green powder paint, and apple scented conditioner, we were able to make the perfect mixture. Working with “fluff” helps us strengthen our squeezing skills, enhance our sense of smell, and identify different textures. We worked on sorting and categorizing large, medium, and small toy apples. Your children also participated in removing and adding bumblebee and honey cling window stickers to our doors. All of these engaging activities are used as tools to support and continue to develop your children’s fine motor skills, but in a fun and natural way.
We continued to welcome Rosh Hashanah through singing many fun songs with Teacher Andrew. We learned “Apples Dipped in Honey” and also heard the Rabbi blow the Shofar in Temple last week. They had the chance to explore the different symbols of Rosh Hashanah through playing with a felt board story. Your children compared what fresh apples and dry apples taste like. We also tasted all different varieties of apples. We talked about how some are sweeter than others, how some can be sour, and also that they can be many different colors. This tasty activity introduced the concept of comparing and identifying similarities and differences.
Using the red painted butcher paper from last week, we cut squares and used popsicle sticks to glue them onto our class apple. This was a beautiful demonstration to show your children the outcome of what can be created when we work together. Holding, dipping, placing, and pressing were some of the tasks involved during this activity, and your children all did a wonderful job!
We hope you all have sweet New Year!
Lashelle and Jen
- Thursday September 21st and Friday September 22nd: School Closed (Rosh Hashanah)
- Friday 9/29: Noon dismissal (Yom Kippur Eve)