We started Morning Meeting, waking up our bodies by bending, stretching, and wiggling. Then we talked about how this week we are reading books by Eric Carle and that he writes the stories and makes his pictures for his books. Scarlett took all the books off the bookshelf and brought them over to the rug for us to look at.
Each child picked a book and took a few minutes to look at the pictures in the book they chose. Next, we shared our page with the class.
Grandpa likes the bee and the flower in The Very Quiet Cricket.
Hudson likes the seahorse in Mr. Seahorse.
Scarlett likes the turtles in Rooster's Off to See the World.
Max likes the train in 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo.
Brandon likes the moon in The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
We asked the children after looking at all the pages, we asked them what they would like to make: a bee and flower, a train, moon, turtle, or seahorse. "Seahorse!" the children agreed. First, we read Mr. Seahorse together. Then Jenny drew a seahorse and the children painted it with their choice of watercolor paint. Then they dipped Lego's in tempera paint and stamped them onto the seahorse to make circles.
Before lunch, we went on a dragon hunt. Then we read Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You? and Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle.