This was our last week of jungle animals! Tiny Turtles learned about the crocodile, tiger, kangaroo, bear and rhinoceros. They enjoyed this theme a lot, always imitating the animal sounds and loving the books that had pictures of them in it.
In exploration time kids had fun with the sensory box with grains, plastic grass and plastic jungle animals. Making towers with duplos is always a big hit, as well as the peek a blocks that have little figures inside and turtles love to identify them. The kids were introduced to a new activity: a pom poms and tong box, that reinforces their fine motor skills, and your little ones were really into it!
In creativity time with Miss Cristy we continued the “Rainforest collage”, making a foot print with white paint, and making stamps of lions and tigers using yellow and orange paint. They liked to watch the cotton balls turn different colors by soaking them in colored water. Another activity that they enjoyed a lot was pasting yarn (yellow, light green, and green) in the shape of tree tops. Kiddos got to cut out a snake out of purple paper and they spread some glue and finish it off with purple glitter. Play dough is a must for the tiny turtles, they really enjoy its texture and playing with it. They were happy to roll it between their hands and on the table to make snakes.
We are still rehearsing for our “Seasons of Love” program, but we take breaks from time to time. What better way to have fun and explore than a “mountain” made with mats, turtles got to pretend they were the bear that goes over the mountain, and at the same time they listened to “The bear goes over the mountain” song by Barney.
As you well know, our students have a lot of energy and they love to be active all day long, so an activity that they absolutely adore is playing with balls. They love kicking, throwing, and rolling over so we try to make space for them to have a little free play time too. Today we watched a part of “The Lion King” and it waa exciting to see all of the animals shown in it.
We want to thank you all for your presents, gifts and your appreciation towards us. We feel very blessed to be involved in your child’s education and to get the amazing opportunity of watching their growth day by day. We love being teachers and we want to thank you for entrusting us with the most important and invaluable treasure of all: Your kids!
Miss Judy, Miss Nancy and Miss Karen.
Books we read this week: “Jungles Jeep”, “Does a kangaroo have a mother too?”, “I love you, Mommy” and “Good night gorilla”.
Vocabulary words: Crocodile/ Tiger/ Kangaroo/ Bear/ Rhinoceros
Next vocabulary words: Introduce water animals: Fish/ Shark/ Whale/ Dolphin/ Under the sea.