The Week of the Young Child: Artsy Thursday Our children just love to create. At Good Shepherd, they unleash their imaginations on a daily basis . Art is their vehicle to express themselves, refine motor skills, and explore materials and ideas. In celebration of Artsy Thursday: The T/Th/F 3's further explored the use of small cups and created their own cup objects by taping, stapling, and/or using pipe cleaners to construct and secure. The M/W/Th 3's made beautiful paintings.
The Week of the Young Child: Work Together Wednesday During Work Together Wednesday, we built, played small group games, created group art projects, and even wrote and illustrated a class book. In every classroom, the children were excitedly working together to create something new. As they did so, they strengthened their social skills and furthered their leadership skills whilst having fun. The M/W/Th 3's designed bugs and made flowers to create a class mural that they were
The Week of the Young Child: Tasty Tuesday Making Our school smelled so good today, as the scents of cheese, tomato sauce, and pizza dough wafted through the building! Tasty Tuesday was celebrated in unique ways within each classroom and was much appreciated by the children's taste buds. Everyone enjoyed their food experiences. The 2's dipped their apple slices into yogurt for a unique snack. The T/Th/F 3's used their pretend grocery store (which has been a huge hit for the p
The Week of the Young Child: Music Monday Our classes participated in The week of the Young Child's Music Monday with their usual musical gusto. Music is always a fundamental part of our program, but received special emphasis today. Each class celebrated music in their own special way: The 2's played instruments and sang songs. One 2 year old said, " 1, 2, 3, rock out!" as he enthusiastically kept the beat. The M/W/Th 3's made their own shakers using bottles, beads, and stick
Emergent Curriculum and Learning in Action In our classrooms, we use the children’s interests to create curriculum and embed core learning standards into the activities. As an example, in one of our four’s classes the children have made a robot out of boxes which will be used to teach addition in a really fun way. For the moment, the children are enjoying using the robot’s two tubes to shoot objects down and create groupings. After spring break, the plan is to introduce the c