This week, we continued learning about the farm. We talked about different chores on the farm and the steps for planting. We learned that you need five things to make a plant grow; a seed, sun, soil, air, and water. In our small groups, we sorted leaves by small, medium, and large. The children also cut out pictures of farmers and ducks, and made AB patterns on sentence strips. We also worked on a multi-media farm mural, using different textures such as cotton balls, tissue paper and yarn to make farm animals. Next week we will make the grass, pond, and sun, and put our mural together.
The kids have been very interested in the acorns and leaves that are falling on the playground! They have been collecting them and we have talked about how they compare to each other (which ones are large, which are tiny, which ones have caps, the colors of the leaves, etc). In our dramatic play area, we re-created scenes from our unit book, Farmer Duck. The children pretended to be doing the chores the duck had to do around the farm. They loved pretending to be the duck and yelling out “Quack” whenever we asked them how the work was going, just like in the book!
Centers this week:
Sensory: Beans and tweezers for sorting
Art: Farm animals
Writing: Magnet boards
Dramatic play: Farmer Duck
Manipulatives: Magna tiles
Books we read:
I’m a Seed by Jean Marzollo
Eddie’s Garden and How to Make Things Grow by Sarah Garland
Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Back to School Night! Have a great weekend!