So many stories about Gingerbread cookies were read in Room 2! The children enjoyed comparing and contrasting the differences between them. For example, the children noticed that in both Gingerbread Baby and Gingerbread Bear the cookies escape because of the oven being opened by impatient children before the time was up. One theme that came up in all the stories was teasing. The cookie taunted and teased the other characters into chasing it, resulting in a negative consequence in most stories. Those that concluded with a happy ending had an element of sharing.
The children enjoyed making edible gingerbread men, girls and bears. They rolled out the pre-made dough and used different cookie cutters to make the cookies.
Then Ms. Daisy was patient and didn’t open the oven door while they were cooking. We would have had to chase lots of cookies out in the yard!
Then the children got to decorate them and eat them!
The children also enjoyed decorating their own paper Gingerbread cookies.
Staying in town for Christmas? You can continue the gingerbread fun at the Discovery Cube LA. They have an exhibit called, “The Science of Gingerbread,” until January 3rd.
Have you seen it? We have our very own gingerbread house on the older pod patio! Ms. Gwendolyn created the house using large boxes, then she added a fireplace, decorated mantel, Christmas tree, and even a chandelier! The children added ” candies” made from painted recyclables to create an astounding finished product! Take a look for yourself…you may even want to get cozy on the rocking chair!
The Children in Room 2 enjoyed decorating the classroom tree on Monday, Dec 7th and Tuesday, Dec 8th. They hung Christmas ornaments from home and then sang Christmas Carols .
They then had a special snack of Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread cookies.
With Christmas festivities in full swing, it just wouldn’t feel like the holidays without baking! Room 1 friends measure, pour, mix, and roll their way to a yummy treat!
As Ms. Joy guides the children through a Snickerdoodle recipe, the group discusses units of measurement, consistency of the ingredients, and spices used.
Hands-on cooking activities are a fun way for children to make connections in content areas like math, science, and literacy!
It looks like snow… It feels like snow… It’s Insta-Snow! Room 1 really enjoyed watching what happens when you add water to insta-snow powder.
The white fluffy substance is in our sensory table, coupled with real pine branches.
Sensory play is a great way for our little ones to explore, process, and understand cognitive concepts.