We’ve had a busy few weeks! 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 found a friend and didn’t stay sad!
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!
They did a great job! Many of the children asked if they could take their rainbows home.
Currently they are on our walls but they will be sent home in a few weeks. We
sequenced a unit book, Dog’s Colorful Day and played color memory. We also played
Color and Shape Bingo which was a big hit! The kids loved taking turns drawing cards
and were very excited when they got to place a bingo chip on one of their shapes.
Centers this week:
Dramatic Play: Kitchen
Sensory: Colored shaving cream / water with bubbles
Art: Watercolor painting
Manipulatives: Pattern blocks
Books we read:
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
dear juno by Soyung Pak
The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
Have a great weekend!