We started off by taking all of our heights and weights, which they loved! We compared each others "numbers" and also found friends that were the same as us! I like to keep track of what their heights/weights are from the beginning of the year, middle and then again near the end. It is amazing how much these little munchkins grow!
On Monday, we read the book, I Like Me by Nancy Carlson. My favorite line in the book says, I try and try again! This is a line I use through out the year. It comes after a child says, "I can't do it", "I don't know how to do it". In turn I say, "Yes, you can. I want you to try and try again.". And wouldn't you know it...they CAN do it! :)
Tuesday we made self portraits. I like to keep these and use them in an end of the year project. We talk about what color skin we have, color eyes/hair/mouth, etc. We graph these as well. We also made family portraits in our journals.
Wednesday we made our fingerprints and examined the swirls and lines. We also talked about how everyone has a different print, and then compared ours to others.
Thursday was about friends and how we can have MANY friends and SHARE friends. A few books we read showcased just that. One of our activities was to make our hand print on each of our friends papers. We are also trying to learn all of our new friends names, so I wrote their names on their hand prints.
Friday was fun day. We played a lot of our favorite group games, read some great books, practiced writing our names and made a sticky gooey painting. My consistency was a bit different this time, but none the less, just as fun! p.s. It dries very shiny!!
|Concoction: Shaving Cream, White Glue, Paint|
Next week: A is for Apple!