Our early activities have focused on helping the children become more independent in the classroom. They have practiced rolling mats and walking around the mats. Carrying trays is a lot harder than it sounds. If you aren't careful, things fall to the floor and make a big mess! Our newest skills are squeezing a sponge and sweeping. We get a lot of sweeping practice every time we have snack. This independence gives the children such a sense of pride in a job well done.
Music with Derrick and rhythm with Susan are very popular. Our class likes to sing and play the percussion instruments. The children are already asking, "Is it a Derrick day?"