Animals on the Farm

“Animal Names” and “Native Americans” were the themes in school this past week. Early preschoolers learned about farm animals; preschoolers created “Inchworm Crafts”; and pre-kindergarteners and kindergarteners learned about native americans, listened to stories about them, made beautiful pictures of teepees, and crafted their own dream catchers.

In Reading, early preschoolers enjoyed listening to several read-alouds last week including “Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm” by Joy Cowley; “Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks” by Margaret Sutherland; “I Can Do It” by Tracey Corderoy; “Bear Sees Colors” by Wilson and Chapman; “Skip to My Lou” by Nadine Westcott; and “Iguana on Ice” by Carol Pugliano-Martin.

In Nursery Rhymes, we sang “Five Little Ducks,” “Little Bo Peep,” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. They also enjoyed the new story, “The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin” by Sonali Fry.

In Language, students learned about the Letter I and studied picture words that start with i: igloo, insect, icecream, ice, and ice cream scoop. They also worked on several hands-on language-arts activities such as insect prints with yellow paint; Letter I for Iguana Craft; Letter I Collage while pasting inchworms; Impala animal handprint; Lowercase I Craft; and Inchworm Craft.

In Math, we painted purple ovals, pasted 6 purple ovals on our Math journal, and counted objects from 1 to 6.

In Science, we learned about “Turkeys” and made turkey nametags. Students particularly enjoyed the colorful photographs in the book “Baby’s First Animals”.

In Virtue of the Month, we talked about the virtue fortitude or “never giving up.” We listened to the read-aloud, “I Can Do It” by Tracey Corderoy about Baby Bear who wanted to do everything by himself until he could not reach for a book on a high shelf at the library. Students learned that when a task proves too hard, it is fine to ask for help.

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