Leapfrogs

Making music Spend a few minutes in the Leapfrog classroom and the children's love for music and performance is very apparent as they sing, play, and put on shows throughout the room. With this clear inclination towards music, we naturally began a study of music and sound. As teachers, we worked to...
Gardening in the Classroom With spring in full bloom, the Leapfrogs observations and curiosity of the changes in the natural environment around them have led into a new study on nature and plants. To learn more about plants and nature, we started with gardening in the classroom to provide hands-on...
Learning Sparked by Pretend Play With winter upon us, many Leapfrogs have been to the doctor for check-ups, illnesses, or for their annual booster shots. These memorable visits generated many conversations throughout our classroom about doctors and their roles. This spark led our classroom into our...
The fairy tale spark came from teacher Jerri. Jerri loves to share a variety fairy tales with the children during morning meeting, transition times or even afternoon relaxation time. The favorite ones are when the characters in the story include some of our Leapfrogs! We stocked our reading corner...
All Aboard!!! The Leapfrogs have been engaged in a study of trains! It all started when the Leapfrogs found a book in our reading corner that had all different sorts of transportation. These weren’t ordinary types of transportation, but the kinds that made the children laugh, like a cheese car (it...
Fall Discovery As the days began to get cooler, the Leapfrogs began to talk about how the leaves were changing colors. Some began to gather leaves that had fallen to the ground, while others collected acorns in small sandwich bags. As teachers, we figured it was a good time to investigate more about...
Spring... it's a treat! The Leapfrogs have felt that winter was here for too long. Some of the reasons we are excited for spring is because we can be outside more often, we can smell pretty flowers, and we don’t have to wear heavy snow boots. We introduced spring with a big bag of potting soil in...
Learning About Community Helpers Recently, the Leapfrogs helped decide what their next topic of learning would be. After the teachers offered some suggestions, we all took a vote and brainstormed together about community helpers that we all knew. The children showed great pride in their decision...
All About Autumn The Leapfrogs have been talking all about autumn this past month. We have read lots of wonderful books such as Falling Leaves and Bear Snores On . We have learned many new songs such as Autumn Leaves Falling Down (to the tune of London Bridges ), and Rake the Leaves (to the tune of...

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