What a great first week in December!
We started talking about the different animal classes this week. We learned that there are six important animal classes: mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, amphibians and arthropods and we considered the different animals that belong to each class. We also learned about the parts of a fish and parts of a frog. Very interesting! We are excited to continue this in the coming weeks.
We were also very busy with stories about everyone’s favorite subject: snow! We read about Snowflake Bentley who photographed snowflakes and enjoyed the story “Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story”. The children had great fun making the “clank, crash, bang” sound of the plow, the “hush” sound of the snow and the “beep, beep, beep” of the school bus. We also enjoyed listening to our CD of the Polar Express.
During music we’ve been practicing our seasonal songs for our Winter Celebration event. On Wednesday and Thursday we were able to practice our songs with some live music! We had two special guests come in to play guitar and piano.
The children were also very busy with their work. Many children did the bank game and addition with Golden Bead material, worked with the Sandpaper Letters and Numerals, worked on building and writing words, sewed holiday buttons, used the winter/holiday lacing cards and made beautiful snowflakes with white paint against black paper.