Tadpole Tuesdays: Learning to Listen

Today is one Tadpole’s last day at Frog Pond. We are sad to see her go but wish her all of the best. She will be missed!

This morning the Tadpoles used their hearing with Ms. Subohi. They listened to different shells and talked about the different sounds that each shell made. They also used sticks to bang on different objects and to listen to the sounds the objects made. In the media table, the Tadpoles practiced pouring rice into containers and draining the rice through little holes. At the art table, the children drew pictures with markers on paper.In the front room, the Tadpoles played with farm animals and farm houses.
They also used their fine motor skills to play with wooden trains and their sense of hearing to listen to musical instruments. In the back room, the Tadpoles played with Ms. Sue. They raced toy trucks and cars to see which one was the fastest. Some children also played on the rocking dog and slid beads down wires. The Tadpoles also played bowling with the pins and some read books.

Outside, some Tadpoles went in small groups to visit Grandmother Oak Tree with Ms. Yelena. We sat on a grassy patch in the meadow and listened to what we heard. The children heard birds and crickets and listened to the quiet. We also sat under the tree on the benches and listened to more bird songs and noticed how big the tree was and how we could see the forest of Huntley Meadows behind us. Some of the Tadpoles also found a caterpillar in the Tadpole yard.

At Toad Mountain, the jumpers ran around and played with the Frogs. Some jumpers went down the slides while others tried to catch butterflies with nets. A few jumpers also played on the swings while others tried balancing on a wooden plank. During this time the swimmers stayed in the Tadpole yard with Ms. Diana. They picked tomatoes and played musical instruments.

It was a wonderful day at Frog Pond!

Sincerely,
Ms. Yelena

Lead Teacher, Tadpole Classroom
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