Painting, crafts and more while learning about L and Lions!
We spent lots of outside and inside arts and crafts creating time this week. We played with many different types of sensory materials while discovering the letter "L" and learning all about LIONS! Monday we sent home some simple little lions we glued with triangle ears, a circle face and rectangle whiskers. We discussed these shapes as we glued and placed the brown and black colors papers onto their orange or yellow backgrounds. We also painted scenes from what we viewed Youtube of lions ROARING!
We ROARED quietly and LOUD just like a lion and we stomped and walked just like lions do.
We utilized our LOVE for playdough and compared and contrasted the footprints of our plastic tigers, lions and giraffes while mushing, smashing, cutting and molding our play dough.
We also crafted our lion puppets and learned about lions' manes and that the male (boy) lions have manes but the female lions (girls) do not. We viewed and discussed the differences watching this Youtube clip.
We also compared and contrasted the animal footprints with paint of different
colors. We noticed that the giraffes feet were very small compared to the
lions, even though the giraffes were tall and the lions are shorter.
Our sweet friend as also visiting while we learned and played and the children thought the WORLD of her. She loved being a big helper and feeling like the oldest and biggest. She is a twin and the youngest of five children. I met her family when they were in search for childcare when their oldest daughter, now 18 and going off to college, was only a fresh faced two year old! I raised their children for some time until they transferred with their careers to another state. Through the closeness of our relationship that developed while providing care for their children grew, we managed to maintain close contact regardless of where life lead. Now, here we all are in Overland Park together! Its WONDERFUL!!!
During our letter learning times we cut out the letter, glued it...drew it in the sand, made it with leaves and sticks and their favorite were the "lovely letter L's!" Children LOVE glitter and we also sent home our clothes pin lovely "L's" on Friday for you to practice finding letter "L" words and clipping the letter to the item. This is wonderful fine motor skill, language and phonics practice at home with YOU :)!
We have also had TONS of mealtime fun this week. Since we seem to be on a turkey bacon kick, its makes a perfect opportunity to make all things into faces. We have been talking about how we feel. How we think our little faces on our plates feel and what we can do to help our friends if they are sad, mad, angry or frustrated! These are big emotions for little bodies and minds to figure out and we continue to sing our "S.T.A.R." song and Welcome songs daily to help us transition from our home family to our school family times.
Big Emotions and Little BABES!
Life is made of moments...
"There isn't anything more full of hope, joy and peace than a child's smile... It captures the mundane and makes it extraordinary." - LaDonna Woolsey
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