WF, 11/10/2017

Happy Friday!

**CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) holiday toy drive has kicked off! CASA needs toys, clothes, and personal items for children of ALL ages. All items must be new and unwrapped. Please read the posted email by the front door for more information. If any parents want to donate to this, you can bring your toy to Wee Friends and Melinda will take it to the JJC (Juvenile Justice Center) for you. Thanks!

**REMINDER: Wee Friends will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th. Thank you!

The light table was made available in the science area this morning! Children took advantage of the activity by manipulating various materials and interacting with their peers.

Several friends sat around the light table investigating seashells. We talked about their color, texture, and size. As we put the shells up to our ears, we listened to see if we could hear the ocean. Franklin said he heard a cow!

A few older preschoolers and kindergarteners called out the number of items I set in the middle, ranging from 1 to 10. For example, I took three shells and place them in the middle of the light table. I asked how many shells were there and without counting, various friends shouted, “Three!” We did this over again with different materials during our light table time.

K.NS.6: Recognize sets of 1 to 10 objects in patterned arrangements and tell how many without counting.

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Children gave suggestions for what they wanted to work with next; gems! The first thing that we did with the gems was sort them by color as well as have conversations about what color we had the most of/least of.

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Anna and Lucy worked together to sort pebbles based on their physical characteristics. They made a dark pile and a light pile while coming to the conclusion that there were more rocks in the dark pile!

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Maddie used counters and sorted them by color. “Hey! This looks like a rainbow! Blue definitely has the most counters.”

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The rest of the morning was consumed by art table, building, and puzzles as our puzzle exploration continued into this morning. We’re going on three days of heightened puzzle interest! MOST of our friends are attempting 24 piece wooden puzzles!

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Breakfast– Rice cakes with peanut butter and fresh apples.

Lunch– Hummus on whole wheat tortillas, fresh pears, and a mixture of fresh PPC veggies (green beans, cauliflower, and cucumbers)

PM snack– Block cheese and fresh apples.

Wee Sprout– PPC cauliflower and cucumbers.

Have a terrific weekend!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 11/10

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