We had a read-aloud story of “The Color Monster” by Anna Llenas this week. We talked about the different colors represent different emotional feelings. We extended this learning to make color monsters on our trick or treat bags.
The little giraffes have been exploring the different colors and we expanded the color concept to colored animals. We read”The Mixed Up Chameleon” story and we discussed the question, “What animal do you wish to be?” The little giraffes actively participated in the discussion, “I wish, I wish, I could be…” “a fox, a dinosaur, an elephant, a flamingo, a bird, a bear, a tiger and so on”
We use simple repetitive story activities to encourage children to improve their language skills.
We’re very pleased to announce that our giraffe “Hua Hua” is visiting Dylan’s family this weekend.
As the little giraffe friends love to play with our class mascot, “Hua Hua” and are willing to extend the play to the family community. It makes a connection between home and school and it helps the little giraffes to build a sense of belonging.
This morning we discussed who would bring “Hua Hua” home this weekend. There were a lot of ideas that suggested who would be the one but it was not easy to have most of the friends agreed with one suggestion. Everyone thought very hard and one little giraffe suggested to have today’s teacher helper brought “Hua Hua” home. It turned out the most of the friends have agreed with the suggestion even if they felt a little bit sad and then they confirmed with Ms. Jenny that everyone would have a turn to bring Hua Hua home every weekend.
I’m so proud of little giraffes who have been tried to solve the problem with flexibilities.
We have been talking about the colors that we can create. Red and blue, blue and yellow, red and orange. Cooking the yummy food and at the same time including the different colored food is fun.
We cut out the orange carrots and green cucumbers, white cheese and mixed with eggs. The omelet is healthy and yummy. We practiced our fine motor skills in cutting food eat by ourselves. We’re learning what healthy food is.
The middle school buddies came to our class to show us what healthy food is. We looked at the food pictures, talked about their names and if they’re good food or not. Then we got to taste the healthy veggie burgers and made smoothie together. It’s a good opportunity for us to get familiar with what food is good for our bodies.