Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall and Jack and Jill had a fall…. this week’s theme was none other than nursery rhymes.
In language this week, we did a word wall, which introduced the children to nursery rhymes. We looked at pictures of different words that rhyme (cat, hat, etc.). We also colored on paper with colored pencils, wrote on paper plates with markers, wrote on chalkboards with chalk, wrote on paper with crayons, and placed different pictures on a felt board. We also read a lot of different nursery rhymes.
In math and science this week, we used tongs to place cotton balls on contact paper as we counted them, we sorted various utensils by type and color, we pushed pipe cleaners through a colander, we matched different colored mittens, and we mixed different colored food coloring into water. In motor development this week, we played follow the leader and did different movements, we stacked sound and sort stackers, we jumped over a candlestick like Jack, we created spider webs by placing yarn on contact paper, and we ripped white paper.
In art this week, we made paper plate sheep by gluing cotton balls onto paper plates, we made our own candles by painting toilet paper rolls and gluing on the flame, we created spider webs by rolling marbles around in white paint, and we painted mitten cutouts. This week we also placed shredded paper and animals in our sensory bin and went over various sign words such as, please, more, help, and all done.
Tomorrow we will continue with our nursery rhymes by reading Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill. We will write on dry erase boards with markers in language, count and sort eggs to work on our math skills, carry eggs on spoons and manipulate animal puzzles to work on our motor development, and in art we will glue the paper we ripped today onto an oval shaped paper in attempts to put Humpty Dumpty back again.