This week we enjoyed some stories about winter and snow. We read, “The Mitten”, “The Three Snow Bears” (which is very similar to “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, except it features an Inuit child and three polar bears), and ‘The Snow Child’ which is a Russian folk-tale about a couple who makes a snow child and she magically comes to life. We are also doing a great job practicing our songs and poems for our Winter Celebration Event.
We’ve also been busy…
Using our seasonal threading cards and mitten/snowball numbers and counters
Working on our yoga poses
Playing the Bank Game
On Friday we worked on a handwriting exercise, experimented with some hand bells, checked out the gingerbread houses at the library and began (again) our paper mache dragons!
Our Friday group has been reading, “Elmer and the Dragon” during circle and we’ve been working on creating our own paper mache dragons. With our first attempt we tried some paper pulp and water solution, but it didn’t work out very well so we went back to the tried and true newspapers dipped in flour and water. Very messy, but a lot of fun! The children are eager to add wings, tails and eyes and paint them next week.