Work on fine motor skills at home 🙂

Here are a few ideas:

  • Have students use “tools” with their playdough at home (i.e. rolling pin, kiddie scissors, cookie cutters, etc)
  • Draw all kind of dotted lines on paper and give them different things to trace them with (pencil, crayons, markers). You can even have them follow the lines with glue and then sprinkle on some glitter to make it more fun!
  • Find small objects they can use tweezers to pick up at home (sometimes even the dollar store has larger plastic tweezers that are easier for them to maneuver) and drop into a cup or small basket
  • Have them string beads onto pipe cleaners- you can even turn them into bracelets or necklaces!


Important Dates

January 18 – End of 2nd Quarter
January 21st -No School- Inservice Day


Week(s) of January 14th

Theme: Animals/Animal Habitats: ARCTIC/ANTARCTIC ANIMALS

The students will be doing various activities this week learning about the Arctic/Antarctic and the animals that live there. They will be working on their cutting skills to cut and paste animals into an arctic scene.  They will also work together to create an arctic habitat for the toy animals that we have-complete with mountains, snow, and ice!. The students have enjoyed singing “I’m a Little Penguin”!