The brave children in Mrs. White's Toddler Class went on a bear hunt in WTW class as they read Michael Rosen's, We're Going on a Bear Hunt!
They made their way through a river, through squishy mud, through tall, wavy grass, and through a swirling, whirling snowstorm, to a dark cave.
Share the video below with your toddler for more details about this great adventure.
Yet another Bear Hunt if you are feeling brave...
After hearing about cave that the Preschool Class was creating, Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson sounded like a good pick.
In a cave in the woods,
in his deep, dark lair,
through the long, cold winter
sleeps a great brown bear.
While bear sleeps, he is joined by a menagerie of woodland animals looking for some relief from the cold winter weather. His guests pop popcorn, brew some hot tea, and enjoy themselves in bear's cave as "bear snores on" and misses all the fun.
The children enthusiastically joined in on the recurring refrain, "The bear snores on," and eagerly shared stories of their fathers (who shall remain nameless) who possibly snore even louder than bear!!
Today the Toddler class read Duck and Goose by Tad Hills. When duck and goose discover an "egg", they decide that it is up to them to care for it until it hatches. While they are initially a bit competitive, they forge a friendship- duck teaches goose to quack, and goose teaches duck to honk. They also realize that this "egg" with the colorful polka dots may not be an egg at all.
The children enjoyed the story and spent time choosing books to borrow from the library. Please remember to send books back for next Tuesday.
If your child enjoyed Duck & Goose, he/she may be interested in reading Duck, Duck, Goose to see how the new friends continue to learn how to share and play together.
Last week there was a wonderful aroma coming from the school kitchen- the delicious smell of the Preschool's apple pie baking in the oven!
This week we read Applesauce Season, by Eden Ross Lipson. Who knew there were so many varieties of apples? Ida Red, MacIntosh, Ginger Gold, Winesap, Honey Crisp...each has its own distinct flavor. As one kind of apple disappears, another takes its place, and the applesauce that the narrator's family makes is different each week.
I wonder what kind of apples the Preschool class will use when they make their own applesauce this week...
Halibut Jackson is shy and prefers not to be noticed, so he makes his own suits that help him to blend into the background. He wears his flowered suit to the park and a book-themed suit to the library. When he is invited to a party at the palace, he almost doesn't go because he is so bashful. He decides to make a palace-themed suit so that he can attend the party without being noticed. How was he to know it would be an outdoor garden party?
The Preschool Class enjoyed searching for Halibut Jackson in the illustrations and students were excited to see how Halibut Jackson got over his shyness.
Children in the Preschool Class were able to make a connection between Halibut Jackson and Jeremy of Jeremy Draws a Monster. In fact, when they saw Jeremy looking out his bedroom window watching the neighborhood children play, one child exclaimed, "Jeremy doesn't want to me noticed- just like Halibut Jackson!"