What we did for the month of January...
Food Colouring and Water
The children have been exploring with colour. They also have been experiencing dramatic play, potions and mad scientists. They are learning fine motor skills, pinching the base of the eye droppers. Physics, squeeze eye dropper to let the air out, placing the eye dropper in the water and letting go of the eye dropper to suck up the water. Then pinching the eye dropper to release the water. Children are also learning risk and responsibility. Children are playing with all glass tools. If a glass over flows they clean up their mess.
Top left photo you see Everett, Kaitlyn, Mackenzie, Michael. V and Ryder work as a team to complete their structure. Kunal right top photo made himself a fortress.
Bottom Left corner Leah was so proud she asked another student to take a photo.
Michael. M bottom right corner wanted to build a tower taller than himself. He called his tower the Trump tower.
Exploring with different materials.
Social Skills: Watching others to see what the next steps are. Asking for help or even helping others.
Physical Skills: Fine Motor cutting, gluing, squeezing, and holding.
Intellectual Skills: There is also a great deal of problem solving and concentration which happens as children learn to take what is in their head, and put it onto paper. In the early years they need to ask themselves basic questions like will this glue be strong enough, if I cut here will it fit, or how can I stop the paint from dripping? In solving these problems they learn about the creative thinking process.
Creative Skills: Exploring with imagination. Thinking of what they can build and using the materials in the class to create it.
Emotional Skills: Being able to regulate themselves if they are frustrated that their creation is not working the way they wanted it to. Being excited that they created something to the best of their abilities. Empathy, making something for someone else to make them feel good.
*Thank you to all the parents who remember to text/phone when you child is sick!!*
*Also please remember extra clothes to put on your children's hook for messy activities for example snow, water, mud, rain play. If your child does not have these change of clothes, they will miss out on the messy activity.* Thank you to those who have extra clothes.
Dates to remember:
February 10th and 17th Full day of Out of School Care!
Closed for February 20th Family Day
February 27th-March 3rd closed for teachers convention
Mac Island Child Care
p. 780-790-YMCA (9622)
Boys and Girls Club
Have an amazing month
Lacey and Bernice