This week was all about modes of transportation. We talked about planes, trains, and automobiles! There were tons of new cars and trucks to play with and a train track set! The popular books were The Little Engine That Could, Hercules the Harbor Tug, and Train Song.
Monday was an exciting day when I revealed all of the fun vehicles to explore. The favorites were the Dinoco helicopter with noises, the wooden airplane and luggage cart set, and a pull-back taxi with doors that can really open!
It was also an art class day and Miss Beth had the best project for us- fingerpainting!!! Even the teachers had fun helping to smear the paint all over the fabric.
On Tuesday we learned some songs that have to do with things that go. We sang “Wheels on the Bus”, “Choo Choo Choo Choo”, and “Drive the Firetruck”. These have all been favorites already and were perfect for transportation week. We also learned how to dance “The Locomotion” and act out “Take You Riding in My Car.” We read the book City Shapes and tried to spot any vehicles hiding in the story pictures!
Wednesday there was a dirt road (black bean) sensory bin to drive and crash the toy cars in.
Then everyone did a great job focusing on Cantor Schwartz during music and participating by moving and trying to sing along! We are also continuing our lessons on empathy this week by discussing the idea that different individuals can sometimes have differing feelings about the same thing.
We continued these conversations on Thursday by talking about the ways in which we are all the same and different from each other. Then we shared opinions on how we felt about the dentist, riding fast tricycles, and playing outside. Speaking of outside… we had our first little snowfall this week and the class was thrilled!! Shrieks of excitement and footsteps running from window to window could be heard around the school. It was just warm enough with everyone in full snow gear to play on the playground a few times this week!
Thank you Sagol families for scheduling conferences right away! If I haven’t met with you yet, I look forward to sharing your child’s progress with you next week.
Friday Elijah will be the Shabbat helper!
Next week we will transition from transportation to learning about the people and places in our community.