Early Childhood Classes Celebrate Winter through Immersion Day
On Friday, January 26, the Indian Creek Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten classes held a Winter Immersion Day, based on themes from the book Here Comes Jack Frost by Kohara Kazuno. Students participated in four different centers using themes from the book.
In the "Music and Movement" station, students enjoyed 'skating' on paper plates to music, keeping the rhythm to various speeds of music, and they creating a soundscape using themes in the book. The children then created a piece of music using the soundscape and a variety of instruments.
Next in the "Art" station, students created paintings using diverse materials. These paintings will ultimately be put together to make a mural. The "STEM" station gave the children the opportunity to view informational videos about the formation of frost, and then experiment with ice to discover its mysteries and beauty.
Perhaps the most popular station, "Jump into the Story," tasked students with building ‘snow forts’ with large wooden blocks. They then enjoyed a ‘snowball fight’ using styrofoam balls. The childre also explored artificial snow in the sensory table.