The farm market has been a huge hit in our classroom this month. The apples, gourds, pumpkins and eggs have been flying off the shelves! Children who work the cash registers are also responsible for weighing the produce. Some are even using paper and pencil to keep track of their transactions. We are learning that when people pay for their goods, they need to hand money to the cashiers (not the other way around). The living room certainly has been a busy learning space!
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Block room explorations are important for many reasons, but today they were all about learning to work together and trying to figure out that other people have different ideas and plans. This work isn’t easy for many of our three year-olds but the provocation of block building is the perfect challenge for discovering ways to interact kindly and respectfully and to develop the art of compromise.
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Birthdays are special celebration days in our upstairs classroom. On a child’s birthday, he or she gets to choose what to make for a birthday treat. Sometimes (like today) we make tiny cupcakes. For other birthdays we have made pancakes, muffins, cookies, smoothies, soup, and even porridge! Families often like to join us for birthday celebrations where they share stories and photos of the birthday child when he was “little.”
Happy Birthday today to our newest Peopleplace 4 year old!
After Finn brought in photos of a zoo in Florida to share with the class, we brought out some new toy animals. Ethan had built an amusment park in the block room, and once the animals were incorporated it transformed into a zoo. They were so excited that they spent all morning and small group time sorting species and taking care of the animals.