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.
Last week we read about rainbows. We have been talking about colors and a favorite work continues to be color mixing. The children enjoyed rainbow and color songs during Circle Time.
Last week we read about China. We talked about calligraphy writng. The children can choose to use calligrapy brushes and paint on a black slate with water as a new work choice. At the Art Table, the children made little hangings with a chinese character symbol on it. I found this idea on Kidssoup.com years ago, and I cannot remember what the symbol means. I hope to be able to look back at the site to remind myself.
Last week we read about spiders. The children could choose to do a web tracing page and add a spider to the web. We also have been playng some beanbag song games during Circle Time which has been enjoyable for the children. They especially like the song, "Pass the Beanbag".
This week we read the book, Mouse Paint. Then we mixed the primary colors to make secondary colors. This is a work choice that is enjoyed very much by the children.
This week we read the story, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. It is now a Book on the Shelf work choice. The children can also choose to match upper and lower case letters as another work choice.
This week we introduced the next continent we will talk about this month, Asia. A work choice the children can make is to go to the continent table and discover different things from the continent of Asia. During the remaining part of this month we will talk about the countries of Japan, China, and India.
We started to talk about caring for our teeth. The children can practice brushing and flossing a teeth model and also play a teeth game as some new work choices.
Last week we began to talk about different groups of invertebrate animals. We will focus on spiders this month. We also read a stroy about Ground Hog Day and the children could choose to make a puppet at the Art Table.
Last week we read about sunny weather and talked about the sun. The children could choose to make a sun at the Art Table.