Friday, February 24, 2017

Pizza Theme

Many of our Math and Literacy activities are "Pizza Based!". We made pizza pies by rolling dice and adding toppings to our pizza. In another math game, we used spinners to tally the amount of pizza toppings. We also put together pizza sentences in our journals.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

What We Love

We had a fun Valentine's Day together! Thank you for the healthy treats!

Friday, February 10, 2017

100 Days of Kindergarten!

We had a great day celebrating our 100th day! Children shared their 100 collections and we went on a  "Museum Walk" to look at the other kindergarten class collections too. We made a delicious 100 Day Snack, counting out 10 groups of 10 treats!

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Pizza Penguin!

Our Dramatic Play area is transforming into a Pizza Place. We are collecting pizza boxes, menu's etc. If you have anything to donate please send it in. The children are so creative and excited. We have been busy painting a large box that Mr. Gresham cut out to look like a brick fired pizza oven. Our grand opening will be next week! The importance of Dramatic Play: 
  • Children develop important complex social and higher order thinking skills. Pretend play is much more than simple play activities; it requires advanced thinking strategies, communication, and social skills. Through pretend play, children learn to do things like negotiate, consider others’ perspectives, transfer knowledge from one situation to another, delay gratification, balance their own ideas with others, develop a plan and act on it, explore symbolism, express and listen to thoughts and ideas, assign tasks and roles, and synthesize different information and ideas. In this creative play description, we could just as easily be describing the skills needed to successfully manage a work project for an adult as describing children’s pretend play. (Dr. Scott Kaufman emphasizes the value of pretend play in his 2012 Psychology Today article.)