Today we started exploring polar animals a little . I love putting new things on the tables and watching them explore and decide how to use them.
Just from this picture alone there are so many opportunities to teach concepts .
Which is the smallest ?
Which is the largest?
Which swims in water?
Which as fur ?
Which has feathers?
What color are the animals?
The list could go on and on.
In small group today we looked an some old copies of the weekly reader I had . The generally love the weekly readers and it is a piece of paper they can take him that as a parent you can go over with them .
( You also see a patterning activity there… )
But then you get to the back and you see one of the reasons I didnt subscribe this year. Match the animal to its name . REALLY ? We are just not getting really good at recognizing our own names and our friends names. Some of the kids were persistent that they do the back so we matched the dots. ” Draw a line from the blue dot to the other blue dot. ”
Randy did a density experiment with the kids today too. Density is how much something weighs. The kids was to layer the liquids so that they stacked on top of each other and didnt mix and made a rainbow.