We read a sweet little story about flowers last week. We will be talking more about flowers this month, especially after Spring arrives. The children could choose to paint a flower at the Art Table.
Last week we has a review on insects. The children could choose to create a bug at the Art Table. We also read about ladybugs this past week. Making a ladybug at the Art Table was a work choice as well as a Poem on the Shelf, called "Five Little Ladybugs". The children are enjoying the song, Oh Ladybug. We pass out little ladybugs that we use to move around on different parts of our body and then the ladybug flies away.
Last week the continent of Europe was introduced. A few days later we read about the counrty of France. The children could choose to make an Eiffel Tower at the Art Table. We also read the story Madeline. This is now a Book on the Shelf activity.
Last week our classroom participated in Read Across America. This is a day when reading books is encouraged all over the country at various schools and libraries. It falls on Dr Seuss' birthday each year. I ask for the children to dress up as a character from a story and we read each child's book and talk about their character. It is a fun day enjoyed by all that I personally look foward to each school year. Thank you parents for your help in preparing your children for it.
Last week we began to talk about Dr Seuss and insects. We read about who Dr Seuss was and talked about how he was an illustrator as well as an author. We looked at some different kinds of art mediums for drawing and the children could choose to make a pencil or pastel drawing. At the end of the week we read about insects. We found out that insects have six legs and three body parts. We will begin learning about different kinds of insects this month.
Last week we finished up with the continent of Asia with the country of India. We read a story about three different children and what their life is like in India. The children could choose to make a banner at the Art table with pictures of things that represent India. We also talked about some of the common spices found in Indian food.
Here are just some catch up photos of the children working last week.
Last week we had a review on taking care of our teeth. We read about going to the dentist. One of the children brought in toothbrushes and toothpaste to share with all of her friends. Thank you very much!
This past week we read about Japan. The children painted fans at the Art Table and after they dried, we were able to do a Japanese dance with our fans at Circle Time. It was called, Kabuki Dancer.
We read about presidents and money last week. The children could choose to make a puppet of Presidents Lincoln and Washington. We discovered whose picture is on different coins and the dollar bill.