We have been asking the question of what types of sequences and patterns there are in Sandstone room. The repetitive patterns of our fairy tale stories have continued to captivate our attention. We read the story of the Gingerbread Man, then outside we had races pretending to chase the Gingerbread Man around the yard, over the stumps, and around the tree. We made play-dough with cinnamon; mmm it smelled like gingerbread cookies! We made had a new felt story board for the room, this way we can use props to retell some of our favorite stories with our friends.
Using shapes and lines we have explored placing objects in order. We used jewels to create our own patterns, some were placed on the tape following the given patterns, and others were collected up and used to make forts.
Everywhere we go, we are noticing signs of winter… the snow has started to fall and the cooler weather might be here to stay now! We were sitting at our morning meeting one day this past week and a child exclaimed “it’s snowing!” We rushed outside to frolic in the falling snow, trying to catch a snowflake. Just a reminder that every day we try and enjoy the weather, even if it just for a few minutes. Our snow pants, warm waterproofed mitts and a toque will enable us to expand our play to the great Canadian outdoors.
Have a great weekend
Jessica, Brooke, and Paulette