Welcome to Little Hive!
Mrs. Sewell/Mrs. McKnatt
In Little Hive we have been working hard and gearing up for Fall. The girls have been noticing all the pumpkins and scarecrows placed around campus and have been excitedly telling us what they are dressing up as for Halloween. Our classroom centers have transitioned and the girls are loving all things spooky in our classroom! Our dramatic play center has turned into a pumpkin patch that the girls have loved playing in and selling lots of yummy fall goods that accompany a pumpkin patch store. Often when listening to the play in the dramatic play center I will hear the girls talking to each other:
“Hello, welcome to my store! Do you want a coffee or hot cocoa?”
“This is the big pumpkin, it is too big for you!”
“Will you paint my face? I want to be Spiderman!”
In the dramatic play center the girls are working on a variety of social-emotional play skills as well as developing team work skills that they will continue to develop throughout their entire educational career. In dramatic play, girls work on:
- developing conversational skills
- developing turn taking skills
- working on interactive play skills
- developing creativity
The girls played a special role in the creation of our classroom pumpkin patch. As we discussed transitioning the play area as a class the girls played an active role in developing different portions of the pumpkin patch. Some girls worked on painting paper bags to make into pumpkins, others balled up paper to make popcorn, while others worked on coloring the money that we would use in the cash register. After working on these projects, the girls were so excited to see their hard work in action when we put everything together in the pumpkin patch. They each love pointing out “their” pumpkin that they painted!
The girls have been exploring various other concepts as they investigate our play centers around the room. They have been investigating emotions while creating jack-o-lantern faces, working on sorting and color identification while strengthening fine motor skills as they sort spider rings, developing finger strength while using tweezers to manipulate pumpkin pasta pieces, have worked on identifying similarities while sorting pumpkins, and have investigated scientific reactions while concocting potions! We have been busy over the past few weeks in Little Hive, take a look at all the fun we have been having:
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!