This week we learned some Brain Gym activities and other exercises to help regulate our engines when they feel to high or low. We made a corner in the classroom where the students can go to sit quietly, perform yoga or Brain Gym poses and read stories. We enjoyed reading, “I Want It!” and learning what to do if we want to use something someone else is working with. We also enjoyed, The I’m Not Scared Book, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.
On Thursday we talked about the Arctic and the Inuit people. We enjoyed looking at a book on Igloos and reading about how they are built. The children were interested in learning how snow and ice can keep people warm. We found the North and South Pole on the globe and read about Emperor Penguins in the book The Emperor’s Egg.
We are enjoying a fun sensory activity using Arctic animals and ice cubes. To do this work the children request some “icebergs” from a teacher and the ice is placed onto the blue tray which represents the ocean. They can then use the small animals and figurines to act out arctic scenes.
Our Friday students traced, cut and painted beautiful Emperor Penguins.
We’ve started construction on our igloo. We need LOTS of milk jugs. Keep bringing them in!