This week our bridge students enjoyed some new works in the classroom and made some beautiful autumnal sun-catchers to grace our windows! At circle time we rocked out with percussion instruments and everybody is becoming an expert at our sign language "hello" song. Outdoor time was chilly and invigorating as we dug in the rocks and "cooked" in the kitchen. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday and introducing everyone to our new baby chicks!
It was so much fun hearing about everyone's Halloween costumes and I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about your celebrations! This week we enjoyed some new, more challenging works in the classroom and enjoyed a new "city" work on our sensory table. We polished pumpkins, made dot paint art and had a great time finding colorful leaves and playing with trucks and sand in the garden. Please note that we are off for Election Day this week and we look forward to seeing everyone next week!
It has been such fun to see the students engage with our fall-themed works in the classroom. There is certainly a lot of excitement over our pumpkins, gourds and spooky erasers. The students worked collaboratively to make dot-paint artwork, and they continue to explore the class with enthusiasm as they grow more and more confident with the work cycle. At circle time everyone practiced their sign-language skills and got to make music with a special shaker. We enjoyed the crisp weather during garden time and had lots of fun despite the drizzling. I am looking forward to seeing you for another wonderful morning on Tuesday!
Hello, Bridge families! It has been lovely to observe how the children have been interacting with our materials and each other. There is a certainly a lot of enthusiasm and joy in our group this year. One of the fantastic things about having you, the caregiver, in the classroom is that you are able to model behaviors for your child. By quietly observing or engaging in work with your child, you are showing them that their work is important and that the materials and classroom need to be respected. Please help them properly put away all of their materials before they move on to the next activity. I know that this can be tricky as it is very common for children this age to move quickly from one activity to another. However, by helping keep everything in order we are showing them how to "complete" a work while also modeling that it is important to leave the work beautiful and ready for the next friend.
Thank you for all you do, and I'm looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Hello families! Thank you all for such a wonderful first day in our Bridge Class. I am so pleased with how the children engaged with the materials in the classroom and with each other. It was a particularly beautiful day in our garden, and the children really took to the sand table and digging in the rocks. I'm looking forward to our next class and continuing to build this sweet community together.