I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! We continued learning about colors. We learned about chameleons, lizards that change color according to their environment. We read A Color of His Own, about a chameleon that wants a “forever” color. He comes up with an idea about how he can be the same color all the time, but it doesn’t quite work out the way he planned. He’s sad until he meets another chameleon, who suggests they stay together. This way, even though they won’t always be the same color, they will always be the same color as each other. The kids enjoyed watching the chameleon change colors, and were happy that he had found a friend!
In our small groups, we made rainbows out of tissue paper. This took a lot of time because the kids had to scrunch up six colors of tissue paper into very small pieces! We taught them if their hands got tired during their work, or anytime while writing, they can “shake, shake, shake, take a break” and shake their hands out. This gives their hands a rest and helps them regain energy. They enjoyed practicing this and also did a great job on their rainbows!
Books we read:
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Max’s Dragon Shirt by Rosemary Wells
A Color of his Own by Leo Lionni
Centers this week:
Dramatic play: Kitchen
Sensory: Moon sand
Art: Dragon Shirt
Manipulatives: Gears and magnetic shapes
A reminder that our winter celebration is going to be on Tuesday, December 12th. It will be at 10:45AM for the morning class and 1:45PM for the afternoon class. Grandparents and younger siblings are welcome. We hope to see you there!