Week in a Peek
Ms. Cindy, Ms. Cathy, Ms. Heather
Author Study- Laura Numeroff
The last week in January we enjoyed reading a variety of books by Laura Numeroff. Some of her books include, "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake", "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie", and "If You Give a Pig a Pancake". If you are unfamiliar with these books, you should check them out! Students predicted what they thought would happen next in the stories, and then we made our own class book as well. Of course, we had to make some yummy treats of our own after reading the books! We practiced looking at the instructions and following directions while making our snacks.
We took turns stirring the muffin mix.
We voted to see what kind of muffins we would make. Chocolate Chip won!
Ms. Heather brought in a "pancake pencil" and made the children's initials out of pancakes. YUMMY!
Our children LOVE music! This year, the Grace staff underwent training to become Music with Mar certified. One of the best loved characters from Music with Mar is "Mr. Froggy". We've been using the Mr. Froggy puppet every day to sing our hello song, and the children are loving it. Ask them to sing it for you tonight! When we sing this song, the children have to wait for Mr. Froggy to sing to them, and then they get to answer one at a time. This helps to teach them patience, and also self-confidence as they sing one at a time in front of the class.
Coming Up- Fairy Tale Adventures!
This week the students really enjoyed making Valentine's, and we are going to expand on that next week by reading the book, "The Jolly Postman". If you aren't familiar with it, it is a book about a postman who delivers letters to fairy tale characters. We will use this to spring-board into some letter writing activities as well as explore different versions of fairy tales and the different settings and characters. You can expand on this at home by reading some different fairy tales and talking about how they might be similar or different than what we read in class.
"If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be even more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."- Albert Einstein