Welcome to Little Hive!
Mrs. Sewell/Mrs. McKnatt
What a busy few weeks we have had in Little Hive! As we begin our study of colors, the girls have been investigating all things Red. We have loved learning the “Red Song” and creating with the color red over the past two weeks. We have made red playdough and the girls have LOVED playing with this at the playdough center. The girls have also worked on developing fine motor skills through painting and collaging. Painting is a precursor for important writing skills and we will continue to work on developing these skills throughout the remainder of the school year!
The girls have also worked on stretching their ability to work together and develop team work skills through our red scavenger hunt throughout the classroom. The girls each had to practice taking turns, waiting patiently for their turn, and making sure that everyone had a turn during our hunt. The girls did a great job practicing these important skills, talk about some hard work!
We also donned our chef’s hat this week as we made red jello to enjoy as a special snack. We each had a turn adding to the mix and stirring. The girls practiced using three of their five senses as they smelled the jello as we were making it, saw how it changed from a liquid to squishy jello, and tasted it after. It was a BIG hit, one of the girls exclaimed “This is DELICIOUS!”
In addition to our study of the color red, we have also begun to investigate the world around us. As we look about the world around us, we start by looking at ourselves and discovering things about ourselves that we can do, our preferences, and our similarities and differences. We have been doing lots of discussion about our body parts the past few weeks and the girls have loved giggling and laughing while singing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”! We have also discussed the things that our bodies can do. The girls have all realized that they can do a lot of things even though they are small. We have talked about how they can run, jump, dance, walk, and throw! One of our favorite activities has been throwing the bean bag into a basket during circle time. The girls love this game and they are secretly practicing and developing their hand-eye coordination skills!
We have also been talking all about our similarities and differences. One of our big focusing points the girls loved looking at was how we all had different colored hair! We had the best time sorting our pictures by hair color to see which hair color won in our classroom (it was the dark hair!). The girls have been working so hard over these few beginning weeks of school, and they have been adjusting so well to our classroom routines! I am so proud of them and cannot wait to see what is in store for the rest of the school year.
Welcome to Little Hive! We are excited for a wonderful school year. Check back here for updates on what is going on in our classroom!