( CLIMB CLIMB CLIMB … wooooo….. that was hard, I am out of breath. )
Today we read this story outside and then hunted for leaves in our play yard.
We used chalk to make a graph on the porch and we graphed what we found.
Our trees in our yard mainly shed yellow leaves.
We also did a little craft project. The children were given brown markers to draw tree trunks and branches The leaves to the trees were made by stamping with foil balls. This is a semi- process oriented art. I didn’t tell them how to stamp or where to stamp but I did choose the colors and give them an idea. Free art ( which is more appropriate for this age ) would entail just putting the materials in the art center and letting them decide how to use them on their own.
Inside we played a math game with leaves. ” Roll the dice and put the correct number of leaves in your basket. ” Some were successful with one to one correspondence and some were not. That is expected since we have 3s and 4s.