Monday April 9, 2018

Today the toddlers made Vitumbau (coconut rice pancakes) a recipe we found in our learnng about the different cultures represented in our classroom.  This recipe if made throughout Africa especially East Africa and is known as Masa in Nigeria and Cameroon.   It is an addictive healthy coconut and rice vegan doughnut or pancake.  We are waiting for the mixture to rise and bubble so that we can cook them and have for snack today. 

Thursday March 29, 2018

The toddlers made Spanish Rice and Beans yesterday, a recipe Lori brought in.   They read the recipe, took turns, measured ingredients and of course ate the rice and beans for afternoon snack

Thursday March 22, 2018

One of our toddler friends requested sand, trucks and animals.  The teachers set out trays and now many of our friends are interested.  We had sand with trucks in the sensory table for quite awhile and then changed it when it appeared the children were not interested anymore.  Now we have brought it back into the classroom as children became interested in this again. 

Wednesday March 21, 2018

The toddlers are bringing their building materials into their play-extending their interests and using materials in multiple ways

Monday March 19, 2018

Dramatic play-social skills, language development.

Playdough: small muscle development, language development, creative exploration, language development, social skills