The children love learning our UNDER THE SEA unit. We are learning all about the different types of fish and plants that live in the ocean. Reading so many books about the ocean and what lives below has piqued their curiosity, which in turn has had them asking some great questions. Below are three of their favorite books. They’re constantly asking for us to read these books over and over again, especially SWIMMY by LEO LEONNI. The children began to add their fish to our Under The Sea mural which is now hanging in our classroom. Please feel free to come visit and take a look at it.
It’s hard to believe that we are on our ninth letter in the alphabet. The children love our letter I songs; DO YOU KNOW THE ICE CREAM MAN is a true favorite. The children crack up that Morah Pam’s son, ILAN, is also in one of the songs. IGUANA’S from another “I” song led to a mature conversations about reptiles. It’s incredible how much information these children know. Lizards, gecko’s, and snakes are just a few of the reptiles mentioned by the children. Some of the children said they saw all these creatures on their vacations. During morning play the little plastic dinosaurs reminded some of the kids of little lizards.
Our unit on caterpillar to butterflies is not as quick a metamorphosis as the children had hoped. Our caterpillars have been in the chrysalis stage. The children enjoy checking on their progress daily and they have been hoping that the butterflies would appear soon. Their wish just came true. Six butterflies came out of their chrysalis’. […]