We started this week learning about our last animal class…arthropods! We played a game with animal cards where we sorted insects into one category and all other arthropods into another category. We learned how to identify an insect by looking for 3 body parts and 6 legs.
We read some great books about other arthropods like spiders and lobsters. The children were surprised to learn that lobsters shed their skin (and eat it!) and if they lose a leg they can grow another one.
During music we’ve been learning about the instruments of the orchestra. We enjoyed a matching game with our instrument cards and talked about what family the instruments belong to. Our Friday group enjoyed the story, ‘Meet the Orchestra’. On Thursday, we got out our favorite books with music CD’s and revisited, ‘Stone Soup’, ‘Victor Vito’, ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’ and moved around as different vehicles to ‘We All Go Traveling By’.
Our friends have also been busy with their work. Lots of math materials have been out this week from the Sandpaper Numerals and the Number Rods to the Long Chains and the Stamp Game.