Room 2 Blog Posts

9
Oct
2019
Shaving Cream Fun in Room 2

Shaving Cream Fun in Room 2

By admin on October 9, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Playing with shaving cream is a great form of sensory play. Sensory play promotes exploration and naturally encourages children to use scientific processes while they play. It can also help the children to vocalize what they are feeling, hence improving communication skills.

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27
Sep
2019
Watercolors in Room 2

Watercolors in Room 2

By admin on September 27, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children here are seen using many colors of watercolor to create a backdrop for their self-portraits. Using watercolors is a good way of improving fine motor skills and enforcing the students’ knowledge of color mixing. The children also learn about the properties of water while using them as they have to worry about not tearing the paper by getting it too wet.

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11
Sep
2019
Pressing Painted Bubblewrap in Room 2

Pressing Painted Bubblewrap in Room 2

By admin on September 11, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Pictured here are the children of Room 2 prepping the background of an “about me” page. To do this they painted bubblewrap with many vibrant colors and then proceeded to press the painted surface onto a piece of paper. To paint on the bubbles, the children had to apply the correct amount of pressure, which helped them to improve their fine motor skills. They also improved their understanding of color and color mixing through this activity.

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10
Aug
2019
Mixing Paint with Salt in Room 2

Mixing Paint with Salt in Room 2

By admin on August 10, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The students of Room 2 are pictured here making art with different colored paints and salt. They enjoyed seeing how the salt changed the texture and appearance of the paint. This activity helped the children to improve their fine motor skills and their knowledge of color mixing.

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23
Jul
2019
Marvelous Marble Mazes in Room 2

Marvelous Marble Mazes in Room 2

By admin on July 23, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

The children of Room 2 are pictured here working together to make marble mazes. This activity was a great way to build teamwork skills and communication skills. It also helped encourage creativity as the children used materials in ways that they are not traditionally meant for.

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30
Apr
2019
Mixed Media Magic in Room 2

Mixed Media Magic in Room 2

By admin on April 30, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Room 2 is exploring new art techniques by mixing and matching crayons and watercolor. First they drew a design with crayon, and then they layered over it with different colors water color paints. This activity allows them to express their creativity and problem solve as they figure out new techniques to accomplish what they want.

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11
Apr
2019
Paper Crafts with Room 2

Paper Crafts with Room 2

By admin on April 11, 2019 in Room 2 Whole school; Whole child with No Comments

Room 2 has been very into making creations with paper. Once they discovered how to roll and tape the paper, they figured they could make almost anything. Pictured here are kids making a ladder, armor, and a fishing pole. This activity fosters creativity and imagination as well as fine motor skills. It also builds communication skills because they have to share the roll of tape.

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