We are all revved up about transportation this month. Children love the sound, the speed and the excitement of pretending to be a driver. We will put this excitement to good use! Pictures of cars, trucks, trains, planes, and boats decorating the wall will be used to start conversations and learn new words, boats will float in the water table, and cars will be pushed through shaving cream “snow”, children will count cars and sort them by color, and will put their toys “in” and “out” of a truck. A “share your bike” day will help them learn important social skills.
January 2 – 5 – “Row, Row, Row your Boat” is fun to sing, but even more fun when you share it with a friend by locking arms and swaying back and forth in rhythm to the music!
January 8 – 12 – Making a Pedestrian Print by painting the sole of your shoe in a bright color is so much fun! Then we press the shoe onto paper to make a colorful print and after washing the paint off the shoe sole we can sort the shoes into pairs, practice putting them on, and match each shoe sole to its colored print.
January 15 – 19 – A parachute can save your life if you have to jump out of an airplane, but they are also lots of fun and good exercise. The children all grab an edge and move it up and down, it’s even more fun when you get to run under the puffed up parachute or put balls on the parachute and bounce them up and down like popcorn.
January 22 – 26 – Picture displays make our rook bright and pretty, but more importantly we can use them to pick out big cars and little cars, put things in and out of the trucks, and count the balls loaded into the bed of each truck picture.
January 29 – February 2– What a beautiful design we will create when we run wheeled toys through bright colored paint and then across our papers. We will look for secondary colors made by mixing by mixing two primary colors and find patterns in our tire tracks