This morning, the Tadpoles went outside with Ms. Subohi to help gather leaves. They then glued those leaves onto paper at the art table to create a “tree”. In the media table, the children played with dried leaves and woodland animals.
In the front room, the Tadpoles used their fine motor skills to put together legos. They also read books and played with the little woodland animals. Some children played dress-up and did “I Love You Rituals” with the teacher. In the back room, the Tadpoles climbed around in the tent and played with soft balls. They also spun on the spinners and played on the rocking dog and see-saw.
Outside, the children helped to fill up the bird-feeder and to hang it up for the birds to eat! One group went to Huntley Meadows with Ms. Yelena and Ms. MC. We talked about the woodlands and how there are many trees that make up the woodlands. We noticed how the trees have leaves and bark and how the leaves change colors and fall down in the fall. We also talked about all of the different animals that live in the woodlands such as bears, deer, foxes, birds, and squirrels. The children enjoyed pretending to growl and walk like bears. We also noticed a large group of vultures circling around and sitting in a tree! The children had fun singing Old McDonald, using woodland instead of farm animals and playing red light, green light.
At Toad Mountain, the jumpers played with blocks in the outdoor classroom.
Some jumpers also ran around with the Frogs and climbed around the monkey bars. The swimmers played in the Tadpole yard and enjoyed playing with shovels and trucks and in the sandbox. Some swimmers also played in the outdoor houses and on the monkey bars and swings.
It was a great day at Frog Pond!
Lead Teacher, Tadpole Classroom