Monday, March 4, 2013

March 2013

            Welcome to March!  It is hard to believe that half of the winter semester is already behind us!  We have been so busy in the classroom and have a busy rest of the semester ahead of us.

            The children have been working in their learning groups over the course of the semester.  We have found a group for each child in our classroom of an idea or concept they are interested in.  We have our learning group chart at the front of the room and will put up documentation from each group showing the kinds of things the children have been working on.  Our interns are also working on a newsletter to share with families describing their groups.  I will make sure to email this to our families when it is complete.

            We have been working a lot with the properties and manipulating clay, we have been using weaving and weaving materials, we have been exploring instruments and sound, and we have been exploring animals and how our bodies can move to mix and manipulate tools.

            As you might have noticed, we have rearranged the room.  Above our stage, we have taken down the cabinet doors and would like to create a space to represent the different cultures/heritages/families.  If you bring in an item representing your family, we will make sure to display it for the children to see.  We thought this might be another way to represent the children in our room.

            As always, if you have any questions or comments, please let us know.  Have a great month!