July 13 - July 17
This week was all about the jungle! We discussed different animals that live in the jungle, rain forest, and on the safari! Monday we made elephant toothpaste and it was very exciting! The kids all loved watching it explode out of the bottles! Heath and Asher kept saying it looked like a volcano and we agree! We also made animal masks, paper chain snakes, safari hats, and a very yummy trail mix! Every week on Monday we tell the kids what this week's theme is and ask them what they want to know! This week the kids asked Why do lions like to live in grass? , What lives in the understory of the rainforest? What are some giraffe and elephant facts?, and How do monkeys swing so well? We take time throughout every week to answer all these questions, and usually end up adding more questions and answering those as well. I love basing our learning on what the kids want to learn!
Next week we are taking a trip back to prehistoric times and learning all about dinosaurs. We will discuss different types of dinosaurs, dinosaur living habits, and scientists who study them.
Please write your child’s name on their lunch bag and on their water bottle if you send one. Thank you!
Please have your child practice opening lunch items such as water bottles, yogurts, pudding cups, chip bags, and apple sauce pouches. This is great fine motor skill practice and also helps your child become more independent!
Ms. Elise and Ms. Erin