Will the Groundhog see his shadow?
I just love these types of projects because not one of them turns out the same.
We like to give children the products to make a project and some simple directions. Then they are left to create. It is always amazing to see what comes out in the end.
Small Group Activities
Children matched pictures to their shadow.
We practiced making patterns.
Children sorted, counted and compared which hoop had more and less.
We learned what opposite meant.
Work Time (Child Choice)
Arctic animal play using open ended materials.
Building and creating in the woodwork center.
You plan and think one thing, but they have a different thing in mind. Just let them play and do their own thing and the polar table turns into a ice cream stand. "Do you want a scoop?"
Working together painting one of the classrooms community pots.
Next Weeks Plans
Learning about Our Neighborhood and Valentines
Read: Froggy's First Kiss
Introduce New Letter R and Review letter F and H
Learning about patterns