This was the last week with our theme, 'Thing that go.' The children have loved learning about different modes of transportation, especially around helpful vehicles such as, firetrucks and ambulances. In our classroom we set up a doctors role play centre, as well as a pretend hospital in the construction area. Everyone has really enjoyed role playing and it has been great for their communication skills!
For language arts this week we made an ambulance and read the story, 'Dr. Maisy.' Each child joined in with our doctor role play either pretending to be the doctor or helping to answer the phone and greet the customers as a receptionist. The role play has been great for their communication skills as they were learning to answer and ask simple questions such as, 'are you hurt?
For Maths this week we made a firetruck using different shapes. We talked about each shape, colour and size while gluing them together to create a firetruck. We also played a new game outside to help with number recognition. As a team we role played firefighters and had to help put out the fire numbers around the playground. Everyone loved this game and did a great job at listening to the correct number called while pretending to put out the fire with their own special spray bottle!
For sensory play this week we set out a nature exploration tray that included soil, leaves, flowers, watering cans and shovels. They each explored how to make their own flower pot. We also enjoyed washing fruit, and filling a bin full of rice with buttons, gems, bells and pom poms to create various sounding bottles.
For mini movers this week we have been setting up different obstacle courses and they have been practicing how to balance in order to complete the course. This is always a class favourite and they even help each other out by holding their friends hand. We also joined in with some favourite songs and dances including, '5 little monkeys' and the 'Wheels on the bus.'
Next week we will begin our 'Halloween theme!' For show and tell on Friday 20th October can you please bring in something that is the colour orange. I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend and I will see you next week!