Friday, February 10, 2012

The Monster at the end of this Book

Little Gorilla Yellow Class Newsletter
Kari Cronister, B.S. Supervising Teacher
January 23-26, 2012
We are off to a wonderful start! The weather has been incredible and we have been enjoying our time outside. This week we made new placemats. We used tape and finger paint. The children formed their name with pieces of tape and then painted over and around the tape. Once it dried we peeled off the tape and revealed their name. On Tuesday we read the book “The Monster at the end of this Book” by Jon Stone. While we read this book we voted on whether or not we should turn the page. At first everyone wanted to turn the page but as we got further into the book we began to see a few more no’s! The children loved the ending and discovering that it was only Grover at the end of the book. On Wednesday we began a web about winter. The children had wonderful ideas to contribute to our web. I will be forming the next few weeks of lessons on what the children have told me they want to learn about winter. On Wednesday we also introduced the nursery rhyme Jack be Nimble. Each child got a chance to jump over our pretend candlestick while we recited the nursery rhyme together. On Thursday we reviewed our winter web and jack be nimble before dismissing to small groups where everyone got to watch science in action. In small groups we made oobleck this is a mixture of 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water. The children were able to see the mixture go from a liquid to a solid and back again. They really enjoyed playing in it and watching the change happen in their hands.

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