Today, we talked about how dangerous it can be to play with lighters, matches, or lit candles! We learned if we see a lighter or match laying around we should not touch them and tell an adult or take them straight to an adult and ask them to put it away in a safe spot. We hid small craft sticks that had a red tip. We told them they were pretend matches and we wanted them to bring them to Miss Jessica when they found them. There were 20 hiding and they helped Miss Jessica count them as they found them. They loved it so much they went in the quiet room so she could hide them again!
We played Duck Duck Goose and Paint the Alphabet. Check out our Facebook page for pictures of these activities! We had a special reader! Thank you so much to our VIP’S grandma for being our guest reader! We wrote in our journals and had a lot of fun playing! Hats were popular today!!
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We practiced Stop, Drop, and Roll today! If your clothes catch on fire Don’t Run! This will make the fire spread. Instead drop down on the floor, cover your face, and roll until the fire goes out. Big Emilea always says I really thought this was going to be a bigger problem than it actually is… We were taught this over and over and over again. I always tell her…But if you ever did find yourself in that situation it would be very important to know what to do.
We learned a fun song called Hurry Hurry Drive the Fire Truck http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/h027.html
We put “fire” on our dollhouse and pretended we were firefighter and sprayed the fire out! They absolutely loved this! It was a great sensory and fine motor activity! They also made art with red, yellow, and orange crayons and markers.
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We sang our B song and practiced writing it in the sky. Our VIP shared her poster, some of her favorite things, and her Aunt came in to read us some of her favorite books! Thank you we love having guest readers!
We practiced getting outside quickly by having a fire drill today. They did an awesome job stopping what they were doing and getting in a quick line by the door. We did color mixing, this group loves color mixing! They are always asking what does this color and that color make? So today we did “fire” finger paint with red and yellow… red and yellow make orange. The older kiddos also enjoyed using their finger to draw pictures and letters in their painting.
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This week is national fire safety week. One of the ways you can stay safe if there is a fire in your house is to stay low. If the room is filled with smoke you may need to crawl outside under the smoke to safety. We practiced crawling to safety by crawling through our tunnel. It was really hard to get a picture of the older kiddos! They were too fast!
We added “fire” to our block center by taping construction paper flames to our blocks. We also added water hoses to put the fire out. Out water hoses were paper towel tube with blue streamers.
It is B week. We learned b in sign language and we received another grandparent card!
Play dough, as many of you have read/heard over and over from me, is my favorite fine motor activity. Here is a great article I read recently about the benefits of play dough. http:// http://theimaginationtree.com/2012/06/benefits-of-playing-with-play-dough.html Find a play dough friendly spot at home and make a batch of play dough with your kiddos this weekend! Our tried and true recipe is:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 T cream of tarter
1 T vegetable oil
2 cups water with food coloring added
Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook over medium high heat stiring constantly until it pulls away from the pan, looks dry and play dough like. Let cool. Store in a zip lock bag.
We used all of our play dough for our volcano last week so last night and this morning we made 3 new batches. Since it is Apple week we made red, yellow, and green. We added brown pipe cleaner stems and green foam leaves to play with today.
Our VIP’S mommy read some of her favorite books to us today. Her Grandma, Grandpa, and Mom also joined us for lunch! Thank you so much! We loved having you!
We had an apple taste test to see which apple was our favorite. We tried red, yellow, and green apples, and then charted which one was our favorite. The most popular was yellow! We made applesauce in our crock pot today. The children helped get the apples ready with our apple peeler, corer, slicer. They loved turning the handle! We added a little brown sugar, cinnamon and water put it on high and let it cook all afternoon. We will be enjoying some warm homemade applesauce at snack today!
We got a special visit from our Miss Wendy today!! She also brought some fun activities for us to do. We painted an apple tree using a bath poof, sorted red, yellow and green pom poms using our fine motor skills, she also taught us a new Apple song, and we showed her our Ring Around the Apple Tree song! Our VIP shared her Adventures with Norman with us!