Absolutely! Today, our teachers spent time organizing, cleaning classrooms, and preparing upcoming lessons for our students. They also learned how to accurately complete the new Developmental Profiles (aka ‘progress reports’) using the new state assessment form for upcoming Parent-Teacher conferences. They also learned how to add a post to our new blog! It was a productive day, but we are excited to see our little ones back on Monday!
Children in Room 3 spent countless minutes investigating the new multi-level sensory experience in the Outdoor Classroom during yard time today. Multiple children busily went back and forth, carrying cups and bowls filled with corn kernels over to the gutter ‘slides’. The corn rolled down the gutters, got pushed into the slot in the box, then fell to the next gutter to make its way down the line. Kids delighted as they prodded, pushed, scooped, and poured the corn. All of these activities create stronger connections in science as they learn measurement, gravity, engineering, and more.
Friends in Room 4 have been busily learning about all things fall: pumpkins, apples, planting, harvest, and more! They have been learning to use their fine motor skills to sort beautiful fall colored jewels, they are growing celery stalks from celery stems, and they have been carefully putting together some crafty “quilted clothes” for a scarecrow that will be hung in the front lobby.