Pets teach children the importance of taking care of others , showing affections, being sensitive to others' needs, and developing lasting friendships.
A study on pets not only offers opportunities for children to explore the topic that interest them, but it also allows children to gather information, become more aware of the world around them, and solve problems.
During this unit we will explore different kinds of animals, learn the differences between domesticated and wild animals, investigate what they eat, how they communicate, and what they need; we will talk to experts about the topic and learn about their jobs.
And to top it all off... We will get a classroom pet!
This will be a fun ride!
I can write!
These cards were then placed in the Writing Center and children enjoyed recognizing letters, copying and grouping them.
Roll & Graph with Pete the Cat
After reading and singing the book, we played a game in small groups. Children took turns rolling and graphing their results. The dice had Pete with red, white, brown, yellow, blue and multi-colored shoes.
It was a great opportunity to practice taking turns and math skills.
Decorating Fishy Friends
I asked open-ended questions that prompted the children to talk about the topic they wanted to use for the story: What will the story be about?, What background would you like to use?
Each child created their a story and shared it with a partner. We are going to continue this game in the Library Center next week.
Venn Diagram: Pets, Sometimes Pets, Rarely Pets (Wild)
Wednesday means... Big Library Day!
These books are now available in our Classroom Library until next Wednesday.
Amazing Architects, Engineers and Construction Workers!
When children build together they practice cooperation, taking turns, patience and persistence!
Renzo's mom shared her time with us and read "We're Going on a Bear Hunt".
Ignacio's aunt was visiting and she stopped by to read "Jack and the Beanstalk".
Stuffed Animals Wanted
We need some stuffed animals, pet equipment and any other super cool stuff you can think of.
Our kids are super excited!
Healthy Snack Idea
Healthy Carrot Cake
· 200g grated carrots (around 1½ packed cups)
· ½ cup water
· 70g grated cheddar cheese (1/2 cup)
· 2 eggs
· 4 tbsp oat flour
1. Pre heat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4
2. Mixed the carrot and water in a bowl, cover and microwave on high for 3 mins
3. Drain the carrots and then place them on a clean cloth / absorbent paper and squeeze out the liquid. (You need to get the carrots quite dry)
4. Place the carrots back in the bowl and mix with the remaining ingredients
5. Prepare a baking tray with baking paper or use a silicon baking sheet
6. Form star shapes of the mixture onto the sheet using a cookie cutter. (Mine were around ½ cm thick)
7. Bake for approx. 13 mins (until crispy on the sides)
- Parent Teacher Conferences (PTCs) next Wednesday and Thursday
- Thursday -No School