The toddlers in Room 9 had a blast playing and learning this Tuesday while celebrating Memorial Day. They learned about mixing colors and improved their fine motor skills while mixing food dyes with shaving cream to make fun holiday creations. They also made festive hats to get in the patriotic spirit!
This week we enjoyed our first ever International Art Show! Our students and staff had fun in April learning about cultures from around the world and on Wednesday, April 29TH our students took turns traveling around the school to experience a different country in each classroom. Parents were also invited to stop by later that night.
Check out more photos of the International Art Show and see more of the wonderful crafts our students made!
Reading is fun! Last week's theme was one of our favorite books here at Future Scholars: The Mitten! All of our classrooms had fun reading the story of how woodland animals, including a fox, owl, and bear, all crawl inside of a lost mitten. We also did lots of fun Mitten-themed crafts and activities! Rooms 6 and 10 colored in the animals of the story and pasted them onto a mitten. Room 11 used their imagination to draw their own animals sticking out from a mitten.
In addition to their mitten craft, Ms. Tracy's class had fun recreating the story by taking turns trying to fit inside of a "mitten" (the large bag that stores our parachute).
Last week, our Kindergarten class did something festive and fun...and it smelled delicious too! Room 6 made sweet-smelling Applesauce-Cinnamon ornaments!
Using only two ingredients (applesauce and ground cinnamon), students helped Ms. Donna and Ms. Jodi mix up a delicious-smelling "dough". They then took turns rolling the dough out and cutting out festive ornaments with cookie cutters. After punching a small hole at the top of each ornament, threading a ribbon through, and leaving each to dry, our students were left with a beautiful and holiday-scented ornament to take home to their Christmas tree.
Some of our younger students also gave ornament-making a try. This is a fun, easy, and inexpensive activity that parents can also do at home! Just remember, these ornaments are NOT EDIBLE, so be sure to supervise younger children.
Our staff and students have been busy transforming our hallways and classrooms into a winter wonderland for this Holiday season! From gingerbread houses to arctic scenes; from the North Pole to Christmas Town, holiday decorations and crafts are everywhere! Don't forget that Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting us on Tuesday Dec. 13TH at 9AM, followed by our classroom Holiday Parties.
See our Holiday Decorations album for more photos!