The toddlers have been doing yoga, large block building, obstacle courses, dancing, balance beams and bean bag toss to support large muscle needs.
Building, Oobleck exploration, block, trains , vehicles, tunnels, and props to extend play.
The toddler friends have connected their interest in letters to the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, we have added magnet letters and flannel board letters to the classroom for the children to explore.
Fostering the development of positive social relationships with teachers and friends.
Our toddler friends have been busy exploring natural materials, learning about farm animals and barns, exploring glue, painting in the front yard, exploring ooblek and figuring out how to fit a variety of objects into a variety of spaces.
The teachers set up invitations and provocations to inspire children to explore materials and extend their interests.
The teachers have observed some of our friends interests: stacking, building, dramatic play and classifying objects. We have added materials to our learning environment to encourage and extend these interests. A classroom goal is to support children in entering play, interacting with friends and developing social skills. The teachers model and use language to express this goal-Oh it looks like you want to play with____, let’s ask if we can join? or It looks like you want to play with, it looks like she playing with babies, would you like a baby as well?
Fresh Flowers: Documenting Provocation
The toddlers have been busy exploring the various areas and materials in the classroom.
Today we spent the day exploring our new classroom set up, meeting new friends and teachers and beginning to learn our classroom norms. We are excited to begin our new school year together.
During gathering in the toddler room we read the book "Mix It Up!" donated by Michelle. This book has sparked an interest in color mixing.