We read "Katy Duck is a caterpillar" by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
We talked about seasons and asked the children what time of year do you like best?
We painted using the bottoms and tops of different size cups for circle art.S words, and we had fun with our dramatic play area set up as a BBQ/picnic area.
Maple Room: Morning class
We read "the very hungry caterpillar" by Eric Carle
We made a symmetrical painting, with folded paper to make butterfly wings. The children dripped paint on one half only of a piece of paper using paint and eye droppers, then we folded the paper over and pressed it together. When we opened it up, we saw a symmetrical picture.
|Symmetrical painting made by dripping paint on one side of paper only. We will make them into butterfly wings.|
|Very Hungry caterpillar necklace that involved patterning too.|
We had small paper with tiny brushes and paint.
We did The April song, and practiced our MOther's DAy songs.
We did a book called "Butterfly, butterfly" by Petr Horacek
We did letter Y activities, and did a caterpillar sequencing game.
We made a caterpillar pattern necklace. The children put o a caterpillar head, then a green pasta, a red circle, a green pasta, etc. to make a very hungry caterpillar necklace.
Maple Room; afternoon class
We read "The grouchy ladybug" by Eric Carle
We did a cutting project today. The children cut out circles and painted by putting circles on the red paper to look like lady bugs.
We had small paper with tiny brushes at the easel.
We did The April song, and some lady bug rhymes, plus we practiced our songs for our Mother's Day party.
We also read "The very clumsy click beetle" by Eric Carle
Oak Room- Pre- K class
We read "Swimmy" by Leo Leonni and "I will surprise my friend" by Mo Willems- an elephant and piggie book.
We cut out a big blue fish shape and used small fish stampers on them to illustrate our story. We made many red fish all over and one black fish like swimmy.
We played a small group game that was using addition skills.
We had magnetic alphabet letters and magnetic boards to use them on.
We had sea shells with magnifying glasses
We did down by the bay- a sing a long chant, and 5 little fish swimming in the sea with props for each child
Stay & Play:
We listened to a story on a CD- called "The Dot"
We also did Take me out to the ballgame
We mixed up puffy paint with colored paint ( it is a mixture of salt and flour)
We did a song called "I can dance"; (we sit quietly until the music starts, then we dance" and we did "We are the dinosaurs" using maracas as props.
We had waffle blocks, legos, clay, and Mr. Potato head to play with special today.