Thursday, March 18, 2021

Winter 2021

SMART START young learners had "snow" much fun at school through an abundance of activities.

❅Read about our winter unit below❅
 
๐ŸŽจ Seasonal studies commenced with a craft. Aspiring artists created a snowperson decoration using a variety of materials such as paint, glue, buttons, sparkles and more!


❆ Classmate chemists concocted their very own snow indoors mixing baking soda, hair conditioner and glitter. Snow people, snowballs, snow storms and more were made from this sensory science experiment. 

๐Ÿฅž Pupils sported their favorite pajamas and lined up for a "make your own snowperson" pancake buffet.

๐Ÿ•ฎ Our outdoor classroom transformed into a winter wonderland. The class circled in the snow for a season themed storytime and discussion. Here is some information we learned:
  • Winter begins around December 21st and ends around March 20th
  • The season starts on the Winter Solstice: the longest night and shortest day of the year
  • A nor'easter is a storm which blows strong winds over north east states such as New England
  • Winter is the coldest season of the year

๐Ÿ›ท Everyone enjoyed exercising gross motor skills as they pushed, pulled and raced each other on sleds, free played in the snow and shoveled out their play structure. 


⛄ The class participated in the classic winter pastime of building a snowman. All assisted in creating a snow student named "shovel."


๐ŸŒ‹ SMART START scientists sculpted a volcano out of snow. Baking soda, vinegar, dish soap and food coloring were combined to elicit an exciting eruption.


๐ŸŒŸ Each student brought in a special item for "snow and tell." Peers participated in this public speaking assignment by presenting their item, answering questions and viewing each others presentations. 


๐Ÿจ Classroom chefs made delicious snow cream sundaes using snow, whipping cream, chocolate and toppings.


๐ŸŽฒ The group engaged in games galore to enhance cognition, hand to eye coordination, fine motor abilities, cooperation, patience and have fun! Don't Break the Ice, Bingo, Pin the Carrot on the Snowperson and Memory Match were a few games played.


❄ Each child decorated a large felt snowflake. We discussed how every snowflake is unique just like each individual person. 

➕➖ Basic addition and subtraction were practiced using pretend snowballs and flashcards. 


๐Ÿ“šThe themed display portrayed books and other props for all to ponder over and explore. 




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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

All About Luke!


    Mr. Luke was SMART START's star student of January! He enthusiastically brought his very first "All About Me" project to school. Confidence and charisma were exhibited by Luke as he presented his poster to the class. Terrific assignment and performance, Luke!

Luke's Poster

Class Presentations

    Luke's 4th birthday party at school was fun for all! He brought in cupcakes and goody bags to share with his classmates. Friends sang, "Happy Birthday" to Luke and gifted him with a book. 


    This is Luke's second year as a SMART START student! Luke is a passionate, clever, inquisitive preschooler that is a friend to all. He truly loves to learn, play and grow with his peers. You continue to grow leaps and bounds each day, Luke!



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