Today was very imaginative. We started our day with the centers. We had out fox puppets makings out and let the kids make them however they wanted. Some became cheetahs, some became ninja foxes. We also had playdough out and let the kids make x’s to finish words. We also encouraged them to make other letters and words. Some of the girls got together and sounded out Rainbow….with a little help. I also have mass amounts of stickers, foam core shapes, and miscellaneous objects. The kids helped me separate and sort. The boys played a mad game of Candyland and the girls, all of them, made rainbows at the light board. We also had the Teacher pens and individual whiteboards available for drawings.
Circle time was a blast. We played a game of zoo-phonics charades, sang and danced Wind the Bobbin again, and read the book, Except if, by Jim Averbeck. This book is all about an egg that may become something like a snake, EXCEPT IF, it becomes something else. It led to a great discussion about fossils everyone had their own bit of information that they contributed. Some of the kids knew stuff I didn’t know. I always love that.
We had a sharing and Ronan brought a crab he named Peter. It was quite a hit and makes me think we need a class pet. I think a crab might be the ticket.
At the end of the day we played an actual game of kid charades and read a book called Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Tom Slaughter. This book has different examples of things that can and cannot grow into other things. It’s a great book for discussion and letting the kids think, debate and articulate…in their 4 and 5 year old way. We let the kids make their own books drawing pictures of little things that grow into big things.