We are having such a great time learning all about animals. We began by talking about living and nonliving things. Then we introduced some great vocabulary including: similarities & differences, size, and appearance. Exploring different animals to see how they are alike and different is so fun! We have sorted animals by their coverings: fur, scales, feathers, smooth skin. We have also sorted by how they move (crawl, slither, hop, fly, walk…) and where they move (sky, ground, water). We have read some fun books, too: Do Bears Buzz?, Do Frogs Have Fur?, and Do Goldfish Gallop?. You can pick up a copy at the local library to share at home.
We have been making predictions about stories. We read Tops & Bottoms. It was a very silly story about how a hare outsmarts a bear. We began by looking at the front cover of the book and making predictions about what would happen in the story. Try this at home with books that you share. It’s fun when we can giggle about our predictions if they’re not right and exciting when our predictions are correct!
We added a couple fun math links this week. We played Counting Game and Splat Square during our math lessons. The kids had great fun! Make sure to turn the sound on when you play. Splat Square has great a great sound effect!