We have begun talking about our first continent, North America. In the Geography area we have a table set up of things that represent NA, pictures, and books. This is going to be the monthly continent table.
This week we read about scarecrows. The story, “The Scarecrows Hat” is now a Book on the Shelf work choice. I am always amazed how after reading a story one time, how much the children are able to remember what happens next and with which character.
It has been a busy week with fall activities. We read a story about a little a boy named Johnathon that finds a seed. He planted it to see what kind it was. We found out that the plant growing had a vine for its stem and tendrils on it.
During this week we talked about apples and the harvest season. We looked at parts of an apple. The children enjoyed making apple art with leaf hand prints. We have a Poem Basket on the shelf that contains the poem, Five Red Apples. Another story we read was, “Ten Apples Up On Top”.
Last week we talked about the sense of sight and touch. We read about some children that are blind. I have the book, The Ugly Duckling, in Braille. We look at it and compare it to the same book in English. I ask the children why the braille one doesn’t have any pictures and a discussion follows. The two books are on the shelf as a work choice for the children to use.
We continue with those terrible photos…
We talked about sunflowers in the fall. They are ready for seed harvesting! The children enjoyed making sunflower at the art table and tweezing out the seeds from a dried sunflower.