Homes We Live In
Here are four big ideas about places families call home we are helping children explore.
- Ø Most families live in some kind of home or shelter
- Ø There are many kinds of homes and each is different, both inside and outside
- Ø Some children may have more than one place they call home
- Ø Families sometimes move from one home to another
I asked the children to give a “thumbs up” for things that are real and a “thumbs down” for things that are make believe .“Do bears live in the woods?” (Thumbs up – Yes)
- “Do bears live in houses?” (Thumbs down – No)
“Are bears different sizes?” (Thumbs up – Yes)
“Can there be a Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear?” (Thumbs up – Yes)
- “Do bears sit in chairs?” (Thumbs down – No)
“Do bears sleep in beds?” (Thumbs down – No)
“Do bears eat porridge for breakfast?” (Thumbs down – No)
“Do bears eat blueberries?” (Thumbs up – Yes)
“Do bears sometimes frighten people?” (Thumbs up – Yes)
Following breakfast we charted ” Oatmeal is…. ”
Doing activities like this not only get the children to thinking about descriptive words and using an expanded language but also reminds them that print has meaning.
We had many new learning tools on the table today. An old ” Dont Spill the Beans ” game. Can you imagine how many times the beans got spilled ? A house shaped tea pot to practice gently pouring, a shapes game and a house . I placed tiny people out hoping to watch for one to one correspondence ( and I saw that ) but I also saw some sorting going on.