Roll and Cover
Magic Boards and Picture Name Tags
In the Sensory Tub, there are a variety of materials throughout the year. Our rule of thumb is to change it out every two weeks and it can revolve around our theme at times. There is often fine motor and science activities incorporated into this center.
Water Marbles from Lakeshore
The Art Center has a balanced approach of process and product driven activities. We try to offer both types of projects and some projects have a combination of the two. Watercolor paints, mosaic art, and collage projects are a few of our process driven activities. The children are able to be creative as they like. Some projects are product driven like the patterning plates that will be the frame for our Turkey Handprints. Some students thrive with explicit directions and others with the freedom to create.
Felt Pattern FrameHERE) to explore further. I do have a plan for what materials will be set out each day, but the students often take the lead and embrace our choice or change it quickly.
Turkey Clothes Pins
Making connections from our math lesson
Princesses and Super Heros added during October
Colored blocks and animals
Dramatic Play is a favorite with my boys and girls. We change it out every two weeks onto something other than home living area and then return to the home living center for two weeks. The key of any area is to label it and model activities as you visit this area during transitions to new areas. Many of my ELL (English Language Learners) students look for this direction as they build their vocabulary as well as all students as some of the areas are new experiences for all of them.
Home Living Center
The Pumpkin Patch
I will be doing a follow up post on the ins and outs of center time
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