This week we learned that an author writes books and an illustrator creates the artwork in books. We found the front and back cover on our books and learned to recognize the title page. We discussed fiction and non-fiction and enjoyed many stories such as: The Mitten, The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Very Busy Spider, How Groundhog’s Garden Grew, All About Turtles, The Musician’s of the Sun and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
We talked about Groundhog’s Day and some of the children colored and cut out a groundhog, painted cups brown and cut a hole in the bottom. We glued a Popsicle stick to the groundhog and they were able to “pop” out of their hole.
On Wednesday Tammy helped the afternoon children make an Native American talking stick. The rule was that only the person who had the stick was allowed to speak. We practiced it Thursday morning at circle. The child holding the stick said one thing they liked about themselves and then said one thing they like about the child sitting next to them. It was great practice in taking turns speaking and it was sweet to hear the children compliment one another. My favorite was, “I like you because I just love you!”
During music we enjoyed moving to a couple of Hap Palmer songs, singing “We’re Going to Kentucky”, “BINGO” and many other requests.
Our Kindergarten is working on graphs. We are keeping track of the weather each day (that we are in school) during the month of February so that we can make a weather graph. So far the have made graph’s showing the class preference between walruses and polar bears and counted groundhogs with and without shadows on a groundhog day worksheet.
On Friday we enjoyed listening to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and making Beethoven booklets. We also had a lot of fun sledding on the hill at Colonel town.
Thank you families, for the sled donations and for remembering to bring in your milk jugs!
Milk Jugs! Keep them coming…the igloo has been started.
Show and Tell on Wednesday, February 8th. Please have your child bring in a favorite story book character item (a book, figurine, poster, plush toy, etc)
Thursday, February 9th: Believe in Books in visiting with Winnie the Pooh!