This week we did an “All About Me” theme where we talked about the parts of our bodies, our favorite things, and how to use self-talk.
The books we read this week were My Many Colored Days, It’s Hard to Be Five, Incredible You!, ABC I Like Me, and Amazing Me (It’s Busy Being 3).
Monday and Tuesday we made painted handprints that will be put together for a class book. Everyone got their hands painted in the color of their choice and printed them on a piece of paper. Once assembled, they will be able to read this book in our library center!
During circle time we sang and moved to “My Body is Part of Me” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”
Throughout the week also during circle time we went around and shared our favorite colors and animals and voted on our favorite color of the whole class. Purple won but each person had multiple different favorite colors so maybe the winning color should be rainbow!
We talked about the emotions we feel on Tuesday and read My Many Colored Days. To go along with the colors, I took the information about each friend’s favorite things and made it into a rainbow using a different color paper for each personal fact. The class added to their rainbows with a watercolor painted cloud to go at the top!
All week we continued practicing self-talk during activities like follow the leader action games and following directions to copy a given pattern. For the game, I said an action like “Hop on 1 foot.” Then everyone said the action out loud together and stood up to say it and do it on their own. Those who kept repeating the phrase were able to better remember what action to do.
On Wednesday we learned to make an ABAB pattern using self-talk with red and blue manipulatives. The pattern to copy was blue-red-blue-red. The task for each friend was to repeat the pattern out loud to themselves as they arranged their links. If they mastered the first pattern, I added yellow links for a more challenging pattern to recall and arrange.
Later in the week we made self portraits by cutting paper in the shapes and colors of our face. Most of the class chose their own colors and tried cutting and glueing on their own. I talked with everyone about their hair color, eye color, and features of a face like eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
On Friday we will have Shabbat, continue enjoying the weather outdoors, and study the spelling of our names!
Next week we will be tie-dying on Monday! Our theme next week will be bears and hibernation.
Shabbat Shalom! Enjoy your weekend,
Ms. Maddie and Mr. Benny