Special Projects Blog Posts

17
May
2019
Making “Stone Soup” in Room 1

Making “Stone Soup” in Room 1

By admin on May 17, 2019 in Room 1 Special Projects Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

This week the children in Room 1 read “Stone Soup”, a fable about the importance of sharing and community. They were inspired and decided they wanted to make their own stone soup. They put a big pot, filled with clean stones, in the center of the table and all the students took turns cutting up veggies and putting them in the pot. A parent helper cooked the soup and the children ate it alongside their lunches. This was the first time chopping anything for many of the students. Learning to use a knife builds fine motor skills, dexterity, and problem solving skills.

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9
May
2019
Seeds of Love in Room 1

Seeds of Love in Room 1

By admin on May 9, 2019 in Room 1 Special Projects Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

With Mother’s Day approaching quickly, the kids are rushing to finalize their gifts. In Room 1, this means that the kids finally took seedlings from their group gardens, and transplanted them into their individual containers. The seedlings were put in plastic cup with fresh dirt, sprayed with water, and then another cup was placed on top to emulate the greenhouse effect. This activity expanded the children’s scientific knowledge. The transplanting also improved fine motor skills, and the spraying with water improved dexterity and problem solving skills a the children learned to use a new tool.

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7
May
2019
“I love my Mommy because…”

“I love my Mommy because…”

By admin on May 7, 2019 in Special Projects Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

In preparation for Mother’s Day we have had each student at Little Dreamers complete the phrase “I love my mommy because…”. Their responses were copied down, put onto floral plates, and then put on display for all to see. Engaging in discussions like this are a great way to help children learn to express emotions and feelings.

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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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