Scarlett began her morning working with the pattern blocks. "Look! There's all the colors," she said as she worked with the wooden pattern blocks. Then we played with instruments to Octopus' Garden by The Beatles.
When the song finished something unexpected happened! Hudson stepped on a dried gourd we used as a shaker. It was an accident meant to happen. We ran over to investigate, see what was inside, and placed the remains in a mason jar to examine.
"Look what's inside the dried gourd Hudson stepped on!"
"Seeds. It's so yucky" said The Sweet Peas class.
Next we had dance with Elizabeth.
At Morning Meeting, we revisited our seahorse which has been a work in progress since last week. The children looked closely at the cover of Mr Seahorse by Eric Carle. I asked the children if they think anything is missing. "Fins!" exclaimed Brandon. So we worked more on our seahorse for Project Work. The children added more colored tissue paper using glue and a brush. Then they made spots using pegs dipped in tempera paint.
During Free Play, Brandon and Scarlett became scientists as they investigated the dried gourd. They studied it using a magnifying glass and drew pictures of what they saw. Brandon drew "Mommy" and Scarlett drew a "friendly ghost." Before lunch, we sang Bumpin' Up and Down and Open Shut Them. Then we read The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle and sang nursery rhymes. What a great day!
Hudson helped Scarlett by getting her a tissue and helping her blow her nose.
What a kind friend!