Room 3 Blog Posts

14
Aug
2019
Squishing, Squeezing and Stretching Slime in Room 3

Squishing, Squeezing and Stretching Slime in Room 3

By admin on August 14, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Pictured here are the children of Room 3 playing with slime. Squeezing and stretching slime is a great way to improve fine motor skills and strengthen hands. It can also be a good way for the children to relieve any stress.

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1
Aug
2019
Painting Popsicle Sticks in Room 3

Painting Popsicle Sticks in Room 3

By admin on August 1, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Pictured here are the students of Room 3 painting popsicle sticks. They were each given pink, blue and yellow paint and a brush. As the students mixed the paint they watched all sorts of new colors form. This activity helped the children learn about color mixing and improve fine motor skills.

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30
Jul
2019
Fun with the Easel in Room 3

Fun with the Easel in Room 3

By admin on July 30, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Our students love to use the easel. Using an easel requires a different way of thinking since its surface is more vertical than work done on a table and can therefore improve spatial and cognitive reasoning. It also improves both fine and large motor skills and can be socially enriching if children decide to work together.

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11
May
2019
A Colorful Ride in Room 3

A Colorful Ride in Room 3

By admin on May 11, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Room 3 is pictured her painting with toy cars. They first dipped the car’s tires in multiple colors of paint, and then rolled it across their papers. The children found it interesting to see how the colors and markings changed throughout the activity. Using toys outside their intended usage is a good way to develop creative thinking. This project was also a great way to play with color mixing and to build fine and gross motor skills.

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26
Apr
2019
Giving Gifts with Room 3

Giving Gifts with Room 3

By admin on April 26, 2019 in Room 3 Special Projects Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Mother’s day is approaching soon and our classrooms are working on creating unique presents for the mothers. Gift giving is a great way to build empathy and teach kids to show kindness towards others. Room 3′s gift involves a handprint. They must first let their teacher paint their hands, and then press it to the plastic sheet without moving. This activity builds patience, as most kids must try a few times in order to get the perfect print.

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18
Apr
2019
Little Scientists

Little Scientists

By admin on April 18, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Pictured here is the students of Room 3 using Erlenmeyer flasks in the sensory tanks. Pouring water from one flask to another is great for hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The flasks also have measured markings so that the kids can count the milliliters and improve their understanding of numbers and scientific concepts.

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11
Apr
2019
Feeling Blue and Green!

Feeling Blue and Green!

By admin on April 11, 2019 in Room 3 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Room 3 is pictured here using shaving cream mixed with water color to paint. Both blue and green water color were added to the shaving cream which allowed the kids to discover lots of new shades of colors. Some kids thought their paintings looked like certain objects while others just enjoyed mixing the colors and exploring different painting techniques. This activity developed fine motor skills, and encouraged creativity and imagination.

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