Sometimes it's quite an achievement to have all your activities and ideas for a theme to flow correctly. Today actually was one of those days that things just flowed the way they were supposed to. During Circle Time I introduced our Winter Theme. We talked about the weather, winter animals, and that brought us to BEARS. Who doesn't love bears. We read Bears Feels Scared, by Karma Wilson It was a cute book, not quite what I wanted to read today, I wanted to read Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson, but I couldn't find my copy :) of course.
We also talked about the color Yellow, the number 3, and introduced the letter Aa. We read Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom!! by Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault which is a favorite of mine and the kids. I wasn't sure how all these seemingly random things would come together for us, but they did. We made a sun (that was yellow) to help Bear feel not so afraid, we found yellow around the room, we related the letter Aa to different things around the room that start with that letter, and at lunch decided we should name our bear an Aa name. So, tomorrow we will pick one.
|Bear sat with us for Circle Time, and while we were waiting for our lunch to cook we played the jump rope game (without the jump rope) Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around!! Lots of fun, giggles, falling down, and spinning around!!!|
|We counted out 3 YELLOW gumballs for our Gumball Machine|
|Little Man showing off the YELLOW in his shirt|
|Painting is always so much fun|
|Not sure which is more fun, getting the paint on the plate or her hands!!|
|Very serious work going on!!|
|Lil Bit enjoyed working with all three paintbrushes, swapping them out and having one in both hands as much as she could :)|
|Scamp loves sitting in chairs now and will climb up into one any chance she gets. Today I found her with these 2 little people at the table just moving them about and jabbering away to them... she was very cute!!|