On the door of the Squirrels room you may have noticed our large letter to Father Christmas with our hopes for Christmas gifts. Some of the more challenging requests are for 2 large REAL reindeers (good luck with that one), a flipping dog (no comment), and EVERYTHING Spiderman!
We have some spectacular Christmas displays in our room this year so please do come in and get your child to show you. We have been busy painting props for our Nativity on the 17th and working on our Christmas crafts. At the moment these are a secret to be kept under wraps until the end of term, but we are sure you will be impressed.
Also on a Christmassy theme we have been experimenting with playdough. On Monday we tried snowdough which is a rather powdery mixture of cornflour and shaving gel. The children had a wonderful time trying to form snowmen and snowballs for a day. Unfortunately it does not last very long and we had to look at ways to find a more lasting solution that would make a better snowman. Some of the children suggested it needed to be thicker and we were able make white playdough to our usual recipe but using cornflour and some sprinkles of glitter or what we like to think of as fairy dust. Some lovely little snowmen were formed with this and contributed to our winter scene.
Of course the usual pre-school activities have continued and we have enjoyed lots of games in the garden such as “Sticky toffee”, “What's the time Mr Wolf”, “Hide and Seek” and trying to “Wake up Grandma”.
The large Lego blocks were built into some very tall towers in the garden and we had great fun knocking them down to then build up again.
Some large boxes were brought in by a parent and they provided lots of fun for the first part of the week as the children turned them into cars, rockets, beds and boats. We never waste anything at Squirrels so you can look forward to seeing them recycled as a Nativity Camel, Sheep and Donkey.
We had a lovely afternoon on Wednesday going to the moon in our space bus and singing.
As you can see we have a great time at Squirrels and you never know what is going to happen next.
Words we have learned this week:
Frost (Because of a story about Jack Frost)
Ideas to continue this week's fun at home:
Have a go at Snowy playdough and don't forget to practice those songs!