Silverman’s Parparim class has been busy these last few weeks… There have a been a lot of Chanukah centered projects happening, and the class has enjoyed learning a lot about the holiday. The children were able to make their own menorahs, do dreidel stamping with paint, and they made foam Chanukah magnets. Other December projects have included mixing oil and water in sensory bottles, and doing a car and truck painting.
Lately Parparim 3 has been working on their fine motor skills. They have used kinetic sand in the sensory bin with wooden blocks, as we were hoping it would help promote menorah building. The children also worked on their counting skills by using Chanukah candles to count.
Our favorite books recently have been, “I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Dreidle”, by Karen Yacowitz, “Hanukkah Bear”, by Eric A. Kimmel, and “Hanukkah Haiku”, by Harriet Ziefert. We also enjoyed reading some transportation books and the classic story, “The Little Engine that Could”, by Natty Piper.
The class also enjoyed doing experiments with water beads by observing them grow bigger and bigger in water, and then adding oil and food coloring to them. We also made some new sensory bottles using hair gel mixed with blue, yellow, purple, green, and red dye. Each color was lighter until a rainbow formed. The children loved it!