China, friends and hearing!
>Today we did friendship paintings. I introduced “Allie” a new puppet with the social and emotional development program I am using right now. We also had a friend with the Al’s Pals program come to visit today- Mrs. Angie. The children were paired up and asked to work together to paint a picture. It was interesting to listen to them talking about it. One of the pairs of friends even drew a line down the middle so they would each have their own space.
There were a LOT of things going on today. Another thing we did today was introduce the 5 senses . Seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling.. Today we focused on hearing. We played a game with our instruments . We had two trays with ” Loud” and ” Soft” written on a card. Each child played an instrument and we talked about whether it had a loud sound or a soft sound. Then we discussed what loud noises we might hear outside and what soft noises. We even took it a step further and counted how many were on each tray and which tray had more or less instruments.