People keep Coming!
People keep coming into our class saying "I had to show her the tree that the children created, it is so amazing."
I have to say that this has been the funnest string creation that we have done so fare this year. The children really enjoyed seeing it develop right in front of their eyes.
They would come in with pocketful of items that they had collected from outside so that it could be incorporated into the tree.
One little girl was so excited when she found craft sticks in fall colors asking "Can we use this they are perfect." So she stood there in delight watching us drill holes in the craft sticks so she could bring them to the table to share.
Wood Beads in fall colors
Old Crayons in fall colors
Craft sticks in fall colors
Decorative Beads in fall colors
Why have a chandelier center in the classroom?
Children need to be provided with many different opportunities to build on their fine motor and eye hand coordination.
When incorporating a chandelier station your little ones will build their fine motor skills by grasping beads. The grasping motion of string beads will promote the different grasps needed to hold a pencil or marker. It will also strength their coordination with the in-hand manipulation of the beads and string.
The chandelier station will also provide opportunities for children to build on their bilateral coordination of the hands which requires hands and eyes to work together (eye-hand coordination). The eye needs to guide the hand in forming the letters.
Other skill that are learned as they create chandeliers are...
Math skill can also be incorporated into the center by encouraging children to measure their finished product, count the amount of beads used or by making patterns as they string the beads.
Social Skills are promoted by children sharing and cooperating with one another as they take turns to find beads that they want to use.
Language developments as children work together. They are listening, speaking and understanding the communication of others.
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Displaying magical elements in the classroom that children create themselves.
This is our first classroom chandler and...
We love it!
Not only do the children love looking at it, but the parents think that the classroom has even more of a magical feeling to it now.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.
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