Friday, March 14, 2014

"A Baby Blue Elephant"

Harry was so excited to share the new copy of Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me by Eric Carle he bought at the bookstore. When he arrived at school, Harry showed us his favorite page.

At Morning Meeting, we looked at the mason jar with the broken gourd Hudson stepped on yesterday. 

As the children took turns looking at the jar with magnifying glasses, the contents of the jar became magical as it became "a baby blue elephant". 

After Yoga we created an observation station for the children to look, draw, and write stories about what they see in the jar. 

We also read Harry's book and cut out a large round circle. The children felt the paper with their hands and their bodies. Then we mixed oatmeal and paint together and rubbed them on the circle to make a "BIG" moon. 

Lili: "The moon feels sticky. It's feels hard and bumpy."
Nico: "It's hard on your fingers."

We concluded our morning looking at the mason jar drawings and singing Aikendrum using pictures of real food: bananas, spaghetti, broccoli, pizza, and apples. 

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