This week we have begun to explore animals that live in the ocean! Our students have loved exploring this topic! The Terrific Tigers were fascinated this week learning all about sea creatures. They can now identify a fish, a whale, a shark, crab, octopus, jellyfish and a dolphin.
In Creativity the kids really enjoyed painting blue on poster board, simulating the ocean. This project involved painting blue with foam, blue paint and bubble wrap. Students also explored sand mixing it with shaving cream which made for a really cool sensory exploration activity. They were also happy to help us paint some surf boards that will be used to decorate the end of the year Alo-Hawaii program!
During circle time, Mr. Mike showed the Tigers many different sea animals. The kids really liked the song “Once I Caught a Fish Alive.” They enjoyed watching several videos of dolphins.
In Physical Development, the kids had fun dancing, swimming and bobbing like many of the sea creatures. They really liked dancing to “The Baby Shark” song. They also had a lot of fun dancing and stretching to “Baby Beluga.” We are also getting ready for our Festival coming up on May 30th.
Stories we read this week are: Under the Sea, Flip, Flap Ocean, Sea Creatures, The Very Silly Shark, Backyardigan´s Deep Sea Countdown, My Under the Sea Pop up Book, Mr. McGee Goes to Sea, and The Underwater Alphabet Book.
Next week we will continue talking about other sea animals! We hope you enjoy your weekend!