May 18, 2015
Last week was our final week of learning about Zoo Animals. The children coloured a variety of zoo animals and put them on the bulletin board. They were then able to review all of the animal names. They sure have learned a lot of the names!
The children learned about large animals including elephants, hippos and rhinos. They learned about the words, big and small, and what is big on an elephant: ears, trunk and feet. Next, they compared their feet with an elephant foot to see the difference. They also painted elephant masks, puppets, and headbands. Next, they painted some bananas and grass to feed to a large cardboard elephant, which were also painted.
One of their favourite activities last week was playing with and painting with syringes. During water play, the children pretended the syringes were elephant trunks squirting water. They also did several activities related to hippos including: making hippo puppets, painting a large hippo and playing a hippo math game. Later, they painted a rhino and a horn to put on it.
In Music, the children practiced both monkey and elephant songs, in preparation for the end of year performance, coming up in June. In Cooking, the children made a cracker into a zoo animal in a cage. The week ended with the children dressing like a zookeeper and feeding the pretend elephant and hippo pretend bananas and grass.
This week, the children will be beginning to learn about Builders. They will be starting to learn: what builders are, what tools they have, and what they wear. There will be many hands on activities including: building structures with large blocks, playing in the sand with small construction vehicles and using the tools and tool bench.
It will be another fun filled week ahead!
Ms. Marizon and Ms. Julie