Logan, Alexander, and Blaze went to the toddler building to find magnifying glasses for a bug hunt. They couldn’t find any, but they did see that the door to the music room was open and rushed in to play the instruments. They took turns well so that everyone got to play the instruments they wanted to play. To expand on the play, Cha Cha led some rhythm activities.
In noticing that many of the older children seem ready for more challenging manipulatives and building materials, we offered the marble tracks to small groups of older toddlers this week. The children responded to these new materials with great excitement and curiosity! Many children became quite fixated on keeping track of the exact marble which they first chose, and this led to some conflicts at first. We were impressed, however, by how quickly the children began to let go of this need to retrieve the same marble each time, in lieu of simply finding another one. It’s exciting to see the older toddlers starting to move beyond the “everything is mine” mindset. This willingness to adjust one’s tactics mid-game in response to the needs of the group play scenario–what an important discovery!
Every year we all get together to spruce up the school. This year we had a great turn out and we able to accomplish so much! Thank you to our amazing families!
This week, we worked on making an entire alphabet to hang in our writing area. Some people were interested in the circles, filling them in with different materials and colors. Others liked the idea of turning them into creatures (it’s an A for alien!), while others were interested in the sensory aspects of gluing, sticking, and painting to decorate the letters.
Minecraft reading class has turned into Minecraft story writing! Everyone was very focused this morning on ideas and began writing their stories! Our goal is to have finished books, complete with illustrations, by the end of the year!
The K-12 took a trip to the Louisville Post office.
There was a large letter writing session before hand.