Monday, March 5, 2012

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?

Little Gorilla Yellow Class Newsletter
Kari Cronister, B.S. Supervising Teacher
February 27 – March 1
We started this week with a new teacher, Miss Ashlee. Miss Ashlee’s theme for the week is all about animals and the kids have been excited this week doing projects that include animals. Monday we read a book about different kinds of animals and we wrote down all the animals that we read about in our book. We also colored different pictures of animals and made puppets out of them. The kids had a lot of fun with this project.

Tuesday we read the book “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?” We told our own stories about what they thought polar bears might hear or see and they drew their ideas in their journals. There is definitely a lot of imagination in preschool! On Thursday we finger painted bears hibernating in their caves. The children loved finger painting and expressing their ideas through art.
The weather has been excellent for outside play aside from Tuesday night. Some of the kids requested new toys to play with outside. This week we were able to get out the Frisbee’s, sidewalk chalk, bug finders, hoola hoops and soccer balls. Some of the students suggested we play Duck, Duck, Goose (because of our animal theme) during our outside time. We can’t wait to see what next week holds for our classroom. We are going to continue our study of animals and our puppets will move into the dramatic play area.

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