Our friends on the older pod patio are having some fun with can stacking! This open-ended play activity is giving us an opportunity to practice team building, taking turns, body balance and hand-eye coordination. As we stack, we’re expanding our understanding of major math concepts like cause and effect, weight distribution and, of course, problem solving. Check out all the excitement!
The kids had a great time learning about the letter V while learning about Volcanos. We read books and watched videos about volcanos. At the end of the week, Ms Mayda helped the kids make a volcano out of play dough and erupt the volcano with vinegar and baking soda! The kids had a great time!
Older Pod Patio friends have been hard at work in the construction zone. Check out their collaboration and some of their cool creations!
The kids participated in a lot of Winter activities to help prepare them for Snow Days. They made snow, snowmen, winter trees with snow and science experiments with ice! When Snow Days arrived, it was wonderful to see our outdoor area blanketed in snow and watch the kids play ❤️!
Happy Chinese New Year! We have enjoyed exploring a little bit of Asian culture on the older pod patio. Check out some of the fun!
The students learned about Lunar New Year and how the celebration lasts 15 days because it follows the phases of the moon. This prompted the children to become very interested in the moon. They started to notice it more when we were outside. We quickly changed our curriculum to learn about the moon using OREO’s! It was a hit! The kids made moon sand, learned about the phases with the moon by using/eating Oreos and the letter “M,” for Moon! Sometimes we still find the kids making phases of the moon with their ritz crackers or in the sandbox!
January was full of winter activities! The kids had a great time exploring ice and doing Winter themed activities. We did science projects by making snow and experimenting with salt and ice! We read Winter stories and about how trees change during the Winter and art projects to follow.
We are so happy to be together again! This week, on the older pod patio, we’re enjoying a baby bubble bath activity. Check out our friends as they practice showing love to their babies, imitating all the love they have been shown by the ones who care for them.
“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
We’ve also been hard at work painting, moving, building and exploring! Check us out!
This month on the Older Pod Patio we’ve been diving into all the fun that comes with this month’s winter theme. We’ve been targeting major skills and concepts from our January skills sheet—the colors blue and white, the shape square, knowledge of arctic animals and winter weather. Check out some of the awesome things we’ve been exploring!