Collecting, Sorting , and Collaging Natural Materials
Sorting is an important pre-number cognitive skill that students develop throughout preschool. It teaches students how to identify simple similarities and differences between a group of objects, such as their color or shape, even if they cannot verbalize what these similarities and differences are.
The CW children have continue to collect materials for the past couple of days and we have accumulated a fair amount of beautiful materials. We asked the children how we should categorized and sort all this beautiful materials. We have also added none-natural materials to notice if the children would use them in addition to the natural materials. We observed that the children loved to add metal pieces, buttons, and paper to their collages.
Jack - We collected nature!
Gracie - Lots of ginkgos!
Zari - Some ginkgos leaves are brown.
Charlton - Don't forget the St John's symbol is a ginkgo.
Zari - I would put all the bark in one place and all the leaves in one place. Big leaves together. Green leaves together, etc.
The children used their sorted materials to create collages.
We continued to offer natural materials on the construction table for the children to create a " woodsy " inspired building. Whit found a penguin in the animal basket and decided to build "Antartica" for his penguin which gave the idea to Charlton to gather all the Arctic animals to live in Whit's cold place. A different kind of natural place!
Small World have continue to capture the attention of some of our CW friends where magical and interactive places have been created for our tiny creatures.
We love to transition from our morning program to CW by spending some quality time in the outdoor classroom where children draw, figure out mazes, play in the sand, and enjoy playing - What time is it Mr. Fox ?
Table setting, always an exciting task!
Another Successful Neighborhood Walk to Volta Park
Thank you Cece for walking with us. Please enjoy the slide show.
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